My Thiel CS2's have always been powered by solid state amp and pre, but now want to sub in an integrated tube amp. Presume running a tube power amp through my mid fi solid state pre would limit the benefit of such an amp. Budget is $5k. Thiel says 40W minimum power required hence this post. I need to know from those more knowledgeable than I how closely to adhere to the 40W minimum when considering a candidate.
The Prime Luna Dialogue Premium is interesting because it fits the price range, power seems to slightly rise above the Thiel minimum and has the auto biasing feature. I have never owned tube gear before and not sure I want to get into the tube biasing process, but maybe it is easier then I think.