Streamer or AVR advice needed please
Im a newbie to all this but I've done a bit of research and still have a couple of questions. If anyone could help I'd be grateful.
All my music content and most of my films (bar a few blu rays) are stored on hard disc so I want to play pretty much everything from nas via a control app on my iPad. I want to spend about £1200 but I'm not sure whether to get a streamer (I.e Cambridge audio minx xi or marantz mcr610 or alike) or an equivalently priced AVR. My wife and I listen to music (Internet radio is a must) about as much as tv so 50/50 music /tv. Im not bothered about surround sound so I'll only have the two speakers so here are my questions.
1) I've seen a few threads about hi fi amp Vs AVR and the answer all seem to be to go with hifi amp because of music quality but I haven't seen any recommendations for the difference in music quality between an equivalently priced AVR and streaming system. Am I going to get much better music from an all in one (I.e camb audio minx xi) that I would from an equivalently priced AVR?
2) is there a rule of thumb for what to spend on an AVR/ all in one compared to what you spend on speakers? For example I was looking at the camb audio aero 6 floor standers to go with the minx xi or equivalent AVR. Would I be over speccing one or the other here?
Thanks in advance