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Cary 805s will drive many speakers to high SPLs, given the size of your room. I've used the Merlin VSMs that Bob mentions with wonderful results. I've also done well with Verity Parsifal Encores (a tougher load), and several other near full range floorstanders. You can go a lot of ways here.
PS The amps will sound different with 211 vs 845 outputs (shouldn't, but IME will). You may want to try both types with the speakers you're considering in order to figure out the better match.
Depends on your music and your preference, really. I used to have 805's, so here are my suggestions:
- Avantgarde Uno or Duo. Very good pairing with the 805, most lifelike dynamics I have ever heard. Downsides: incoherent sound unless you have a very big room. Subwoofer integration is a problem, but not insoluble.
- WLM. High efficiency single driver nirvana, but IMO better suited to smaller rooms.
- Tannoy Prestige series. Big fat romantic sound, excellent dynamics. Downside is the fuddy duddy styling. Again IMO :)