Soupcon I can't speak first hand but I can say that I have heard the Merlin's can be successfully driven with some SET amps and is suppose to work well with the Bel Canto which is 30 watts. Bobby recommends no less than 17 watts I believe. This speaker is a presents a very easy load for virtually any amp mimimum impedence is 6.5 ohms and a 8 ohm nominal sensitivity is 89 dB. If you haven't spoken with him yet give him a call at (716) 367-2390, he is quite accessible and always willing to help. An added benefit of owning these speakers in addition to the music they make. I highly recommend tubes in any case. The Joules OTL's are suppose to be a match made in heaven and on a lesser scale, the Trancendent OTL's at 25 watts are also recommended and quite a bit less expensive, around 2K. I am currently using 100 watts of tube power which is way more than required.
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