the nad is a nice match
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You'll need more power than any of those provide. If you must use a receiver, try an Arcam AVR300 with the 6/7th channels bi-amped.
I briefly powered a pair of S5e with a RSX-1055 and the sound was anemic at best. Even with more power I didn't find them the most dynamic sounding of speakers, so perhaps they may never open up for you.
Thanks for everyone's responses.
In general, what does one look for in matching a receiver to speakers? While I know the Spendors have a "warm" sound, should I look to pair them with a "warm" receiver? Or should I go with something a little cleaner/brighter? I've seen the NAD characterized as being on the warm side, while the Denon and Rotel are more in the neutral area.
Of course, everybody's taste is different - but I wondered if there were any "general" guidelines to go by...
Might want to get a stereo amp for the spendors, and get another speakers for Home Theatre - you don't have to spend very much - even Athena speakers for $160 would be ok for it.
This way, you will get the most out of the fine Spendors. Try to get a wide current amp - a powerful one, like 100 watts per ch. There are many to choose from. I think you will be happier with the music sound this way.
I originally tried to run my S5e's off of a Creek 5350se (original run). I was shocked that they sounded marginal at best compared to my old pair of Tannoy M5's.
Then I upgraded to a Simaudio Moon I5.3. The difference was stunning. The S5e's need a LOT of power, but when they get it they literally sing. I have spent hours just sitting in awe of the sound.
I would try an AVR300 if possible, of all the recievers in that range, this one has the best chance of running them. Let us know what you find out!