Docwarnock's post points to the fact that you've got to consider how loud you'll want to play them. So you've got to factor room size into the equation, along with your tastes. I settled on the Belles 150a Hot Rod (200 watts @ 4 ohms) and have been quite happy, it's been up to all the reviews I read on Soundstage.com and from Sam Tellig. My listening room is about 500 square feet with a 16 foot cathedral ceiling. But, I don't listen at the levels some people do and could understand why some would enjoy more power. One thing that would give me pause about using the Musical Fidelity with Maggies is the light weight bass that reviewers report. I've found 1.6's to need equipment with a solid low end to sound their best in my room.