Sound quality differences not withstanding, considering the likely future upgrade to Totem speakers I would tend towards the higher powered amplifier, as some Totem speakers can be a little power hungry. One thing to remember though is that even an amp with twice the output rating will only deliver a volume increase of 3db. What that extra power may get you though is an increase in headroom which will allow your system to produce short transients of higher output. The more relevant stats when it comes to power amps instead of output ratings expressed in watts is current output, which is expressed in amperes.
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