I owned the Hawks for a number of years and think they're a very special speaker--particularly at their price point. That being said, you really need to run them with some good solid state power in order to fully unlock their range, imaging and detail. I variously paired them with McCormack, Simaudio, and Odyssey amps in the 125-175 wpc range and got great results. A quality tube pre also goes a long way to making them sound their best IMHO.
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