You're going to get completely different and diametrically opposing opinions about this. Some listeners prefer the propulsive slam of traditional enclosed cabinet speakers. The larger radiating area of a panel speaker is perceived as a more diffuse, less dynamic type of reproduction by many. Maggies sound different, only you can decide if they are your cup of tea. Personally, I prefer their particular virtues to dynamic speakers I've heard within my budget. I eventually had to add a subwoofer to supplement my 1.6's bass extension and achieve the sound I desired. In the end, the combined cost of 1.6's and subwoofer would have allowed a more expensive traditional speaker. I listen to Rock, Alt Country, Jazz, Blues, & Classical, so a speaker has to strike a good compromise in all parameters to make me happy. The main thing I don't like about Maggies is their power hungry appetite and unremarkable performance when driven by many amps that are apparently excellent performers with less finicky speaker loads. Your Rotel delivers 225 watts into a 4 ohm load, which should be sufficient. But you'll need to remember that all watts are not equal in the eyes of Maggie. Two amps rated the same output wattage may sound quite different and be more or less adept at handling the Maggie's load. If at all possible, I'd advise making the effort to hear a pair of whatever model you are interested in before to taking the plunge.