Rocky, I owned this speaker years ago and the Matrix are very current hungry and in my opinion are better served by a high quality solid state amp that can control the 12 inch woofer. Tube watts are more powerful than the stated power rating, but tubes don't seem to have the control of solid state. If you don't mind a looser, more full bodied bass sound then it might work. I would suggest a demonstration. I have heard the Audio Research 600's and the big VTL tube amps on Wilson MAXX and they did a pretty good job, but not a good as the Krell did on my B&W 801's.
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