the plinius would be the ticket by a nose...the s8e also
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just chiming in to say choose the s8e's over the s5e's if you can...i traded up after 4 mo with the s5e's...the 8's cast a much greater soundstage and play with a lot more ease!
i've used musical fidelity's a5 with great results...now i am on to rogue 150 mono blocks, but that is away from the direction you are heading. just be encouraged that the spendors do wonderful with solid state!
yes, i would say so...in addition to the MF A5 (250 watts), i've run them with a 70 watt Arcam AVR200 to great effect...no sense of strain, however, prior to the rogue 150's i first tried a Conrad Johnson MV60SE tube amp and there was a lack of power (60 tube watts). You should have ample power with 110 watts no matter what material is played...i really do miss the iron fist of the MF A5 Solid State power! But the Rogues are a great mix of both! By the way, you might consider trying silver wire with the Spendors unless your other components are harsh. I fell in love with the sound of Nordost coming through them...and a later visit to a dealer (to hear the rogues) the owner specifically asked me if i was running silver wire...the really open up with it.
I know very well the sound of NORDOST, I had the blue heaven and heard the red dawn and spm, i did not like the sound of the blue heaven-too bright in the upper midrange , and like most silver plated- brighter then life.
pure silver cables like acoustic-zen silver reference avoid that kind of sound. but in the end its all mix and match ;) , wich bring me to the question how will the Nscs match the spendors s8e?