Epos speakers and a monarchy sm-70?


Anyone used epos els-3s and a monarchy amp? I'm looking for cheap-ish bookshelf speakers, but I'm a tad worried about the epos' sensitivity and the monarchy low power output. Any thoughts or experienced opinions?

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or, if no thoughts on this specific pair, more generally any ideas or thoughts on a speaker in the same price class as the above mentioned epos (used or new) that would mate well with the Monarchy SM-70 and a Forte 40 preamp?