No way. I was using them with 200wpc. They need some juice.
Agreed. I have a lot of experience with Totem and those Forests like very good high power tube amps (try the Rogue monoblocks for example) or solid state steam. I was most impressed with the new PS Audio GCC-250 control integrated amp with the Forests, as well as the TACT Audio digital integrated amps. Nice combo.
Those Forests are tough to beat at any price. Just run them sufficiently and they will never dissapoint.
Hi - Yes, I had a setup last year with my Totem Forest and a pair of Rogue Mono blocks. The Rogues have only a bit more power than the 50w you are considering, but it means all the difference in world. They imaged very well and sounded extrremely musical. I was very pleased with that setup. I'm presently using the Forest in another solid state system. Regrettably, the Rogues are gone. :(