Both of these are excellent. What speakers, source and cables are you using..or will you use? The answers to these questions may point to which of these would be best. As far as power, remember that to get a 2 to 3 db. gain power needs to double, so 150 watts into 8 ohms is will play only slightly louder than 75 watts. The power question is best addressed in terms of your speakers power needs, your room size and acoustics and, most importantly, your listening habits. Hopefully you will get many people giving you input, but we are in a great time for quality integrateds. If you have the chance, these are the ones that I would suggest you listen to... the SimAudio I-5, Classe CAP-151, Plinius 8150 and the VAC Avatar. The VAC is tube, where all the others are solid state. I have heard all of these through Magnepan MG 1.6 and 3.6, and could live with any of them.....there are differences and I would have an order of preference...my point is that all of these manufactures are to be admired,...and thanked, for these superb efforts. If you go back 10 or less years, your choice of integrateds would have made me suggest seperates. Good luck.
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