don't go crazy biamping R2 they won't benefit especially if you'd like to hear what recording engineer intended. moreover they'll loose portion of their already somewhat poor dynamic range. use single amp upto 100wpc.
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if your budget is only $300, you can stick with one amp or get the dedicated single amp for your current speakers. if you have a space, you can go vintage valley such as klipsch heresy which are $500 in good condition.
you can also go active with wharfdale titan 12, a very well regarded pro audio speaker that performs well for home audio.
So I ended up "finding" some money and buying a pair of BC Acoustique Ganga. Wow. They are currently bi-amped by the Marantz as I am still waiting for the Peachtree parts. So I guess I'm back to my original question, just with a different pair of speakers - thanks for the nudge Marakanetz ;-)
I will be going usb to the Peachtree DAC and preamp, then driving the mids/highs with the peachtree amp. I'll be looking for a used amp that will drive the bass. Any suggestions? $400 / 300 roughly.
The Gangas are very efficient (or should I say more efficient than the Tannoy). I have the Marantz amp set about 5 db lower for the same volume I got from the Tannoys.
Is there an argument for not bi-amping? Maybe I should just run the speakers full-range with the Peachtree.
At any rate, I'm having fun and enjoying music that had not really moved me since the 70's.