The Studio line have always been quite a step up from the Monitor line. It would be worth it IMO. As for amplification, there are quite a lot of choices.
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I made the move from the Monitors to the Studio series several years ago. I recently demo'd my v.1 Studio 60s versus the newer v.3 series. What a difference. Definitely go for the Studio v.3's.
I have driven the Studio 60's with an 85 watt Parasound amp and they sounded great. I think the NAD amp you are considering is an excellent product and you would have an awesome system. Now just add the Cambridge Azur 640C cd player and you have it made.
I have Monitor 5v4's and used to have Studio 40v1's. The Monitor 5v4 is nearly (but not quite) as good as my old Studio 40's. But I have recently auditioned the Studio 40v3 vs the Monitor 5v4 and the difference is significant. The Studio 40 is not worth twice the price but such is the life in audio, we frequently pay twice the price for incremental improvements. The new Studio 40 is considerably better than my old Studio 40's. If I had the money however I would not buy them. I love my Monitor 5's and when (yes I am an audiophile I do mean when not if)I replace them I will move past the Studio 40's straight up to ProAc. I might add that the Paradigm Signature series is simply stunning. I heard the S2 with good electronics and the sound was incredible.
I currently have the Studio 40 v.3. They sound very good for their price. As regards to the 80 wpc NAD amp you mentioned- that should work well. I was using a NAD 7174PE receiver (75 wpc) when I first got the 40's. My room size is about 14x 18. It was plenty of amplication. I since have moved the NAD to the basement with a pair of smaller Monitor Audio's and currently use a Musical Fidelity a3.2 integrated with the 40's.
A few months ago I auditioned a pair of Paradigm's Signature series S4. They sound much better but are too costly for me at this time. I do not know what your price cap is. They are worth a listen.
I am not familiar with the sound of Denon 2000ivr, but I do have a stanby amp which is a Denon PMA-S10, picked up just last week for $250 in very good condition. The amp sounds great especially it surprised me with very tight bass.
I was able to drive a variety of speakers effortlessly, I am still in the midst of evaluating it and so far I drove four speakers with it, Kef Reference Two (4 Ohms), Rogers LS3/5a (11 Ohms), Chartwell LS3/5a (15 Ohms) and Energy XL-25 (8 Ohms. I was not able to find much info on it on the web. Is the 2000ivr in the same league as S10 I have? Can you share any info?
the pma 2000ivr ($1200) is based on the s10 ($5200) which is based on the s1 power amp ($20,000)i think it is a monoblock that would make it $40,000.
the 2000ivr is a powerfull yet musical amp on the warm side of neutral. the weak link is it's preamp section thus the reason i use the dodd audio preamp. you can check out what danny richie ( gr research) and gary dodd ( dodd audio) had to say on this combo at audio circle under north texas audio jam, dodd audio jam session.