I recently bought a Rogue Model 88 tube amp, and it actually has enough power for my small Maggie MMG's. They're only $500 factory direct, with a 60 day trial period. You'll never believe these only costed $500. Four years after I bought mine, I still love them. I have other speakers, but lately I've spent most of my time with the MMG, in a smallish converted bedroom. They work best if you have some acoustic treatment behind them. That way, you can have them about 3 feet out from the wall, the dipolar radiation is mostly absorbed, and the bass extension and bass/low mid dynamic contrast are very good. And of course, you have the sound that a planar speaker with quasi ribbons 3 and a half feet tall can give you...what a small point source speaker cannot. The size of instruments is realistic, and effortlessly smooth and fast. They'll need the whole 2 months to fully break in (and with a low power amp, it might take much longer to fully break in). But, you'll have a speaker so unique and so affordable, that you won't ever want or need to sell it later, no matter how your needs change. Always nice to have a little Maggie around, truly a faithful and handy companion to most any music lover.......................However, you need to be at least 6 or 7 feet from each speaker, so if very nearfield listening is what you need, then a monitor speaker is ideal. The Enigma Acoustique Oremus monitor speaker looks very intrigueing, but costs $1600....definitely will not be as good a value as the MMG. Good luck!
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