I've been very happy with 15 watt tube mono's on the Forests. However, I would caution you that this combo needs to play above "bedroom" levels to sound right. So, you may need even more power for your situation. Funny, how low volume listening can actually require more power to achieve realistic dynamics and tone. How about that Cayin A50T? Under $1500 new and if I can believe what I hear about it, not much of a compromise either. Occasionally one will pop up here for almost half off the new price. Never heard or read a bad thing about it.