the record spot said:They "scoffed" eh? I wouldn't give them the time of day. Take your money elsewhere where they'll let you express an opinion without fear of ridicule. As for streamers, also check out Sony's SMP-200 which supersedes last year's -100. It's around £120. There are so many options, it's hard to give you a concrete list, but I'd suggest you don't need to blow that amount. Your amps and speakers are still good, so don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Technology is changing as is how we access music. Twelve months ago, I probably wouldn't have looked at the Onkyo I'm using just now (it hadn't been released for one thing, doh!), but I get music from so many sources a bog standard amp didn't cut it. Far too limiting. A one box solution (which the Onkyo is) let me achieve what I needed. I still have a CD player and a turntable, but the Western Digital hard drive holds hundreds of albums in WAV file format, but also 192 and 320 kbps MP3 too. Everything sounds good. There's no reason why you shouldn't go for something similar, moreso if you feel the need to downsize the boxcount.
You absolutely do not need to spend that amount, to get good sound, but of course, by all means do. Just go to a dealer who'll let you come to the decision you feel is right for you without pressure.
I have to agree with The Record Spot here. Don't get pushed downstream by a dealer's prejudices or by any feeling about what you 'should' be doing. I've fallen into that trap fairly consistently for quite some time and it hasn't made me happy, I have to say. Yes, in some ways I've enjoyed hearing and owning lots of different bits of hi-fi, but ultimately it has all taken the focus away from the music.
Like RS, it isn't that long ago that I wouldn't have given anything like the Onkyo a second thought. After all, its a receiver and they are to be scoffed at, right? It combines too many features in one box to be any good, and it is a mass market product, right? It is too obscenely cheap to be any good, and it doesn't carry one of the hallowed audiophile names, right?
Well, wrong actually. You have to take these things as you find them. The features are wonderful and are consistently enhancing my enjoyment of music, particularly the discovery of new music. The sound is as good as anything I've ever had, and a good bit better than most things, to the point where that is also enhancing my enjoyment of music. Surely, that is what hi-fi is all about?
Ignore people who scoff at things and judge each idea and component as you personally find it. If you have listened to potential upgrades and you aren't sure of their worth, don't spend the money on them, no matter how much someone tries to persuade you otherwise. If you find products like the Cambridge NP30 attractive, have a listen and see what YOU think, rather than accepting common myths or someone elses possibly biased opinion. It isn't necessary to spend big to get big performance these days. With a bit of savvy research and listening, you can do very well for relatively little money and, ultimately, if the system consistently performs well enough to get out of the way and allow the music and recording to come through and involve you, then it has done its job.