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My Forte' Audio Model 55 seems to work with my Silverline Preludes to provide the best imaging and resolution I can remember (can I remember imaging?...hmmm). Single wired sounds better than bi. I've owned, among other piles of stuff, Vandersteens, tube and SS line stage preamps with Eagle 2, Aragon, Parasound (unhip sort of but VERY good amp), Acurus, various Adcoms...blah blah...and the Forte'/Prelude combo is very revesaling (currently with a recently discontinued Adcom 715 preamp...another amazing value). I stuck a REL Q150E sub in the system and it really opens up the soundstage for some reason. Who knew?
IME Maggies are easy to drive if the amp is alright with the load. A lot of tube amps can do the job other than this. So if you want a tube amp, often you can use a set of ZEROs http://www.zeroimpedance.com and do quite well. Sixty to eighty watts does seem to be a good minimum in a lot of rooms though.
Windell Diller of Magnaplanar has told me on several occasions that the best he has ever heard the 20.1s sound was with a set of 200-watt tube amplifiers.