a push/pull 35 and up tube or a 75 and up ss.
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Having owned two pairs of S3/5s, I'd have to say it depends, esp. w/ tubes. A 50 W Jolida was only ok, a 50 W Antique Sound amp better, a 27 W (triode) VAC amp much better. The 30/40 W Jolida and ASL integrateds clearly didn't have enough power. I heard them w/ a lot of SS integrated amps; none below the top of the line Creek or the Roksan Caspian really did them justice. The S3/5s will sound dark and "slow" when underpowered, but will open up quite a bit with sufficient power.