I'd like to request help from people in the forum since I am an absolute HiFi newbie.
I've been listening to music on my computer (for convenience) for way to long. I've decide to build a budget system, mainly for listening to my ripped CD collection and music bought online through iTunes, meaning I wish to keep using my great Samsung laptop as the music source. For this purpose, I've gathered that the best option is to use a DAC and a decent amplifier / speaker pair.
After reading several articles and reviews from WhatHiFi, and since in Portugal where I live, I don't have the luxury to try most of the reviewed systems, I went mostly for the best buy options in WhatHiFi guides. So I'd like to hear your views between these two options (or different ones as long as the budget doesn't differ a lot):
1) Rotel RA-10 Amp + HRT Microstreamer + Q Acoustics 2050i
2) Rotel RA-12 + Q Acoustics 2050i
Are these good options? Can't wait to hear your answers!