Difficult to say. Mr. Vandersteen himself recommends tube amps and I think he uses Audio Research for home use. However the Model 2 is not the best in sensitivity and it will need a powerful tube amp to drive the woofers properly. Unfortunately these come at a price. I remember a Model 3 driven by 24W Unison Research SE triodes; excellent on soft music, but they run out of steam when things got rough. Overall the best Model 2 I heard was driven by two modified B&K EX-442 amps in vertical bi-wiring (one stereo amp pre speaker). The B&K is 200W pre channel, but offers a darker and mellower sound than your Adcom. Try to find a local dealer that offers a home loan to make up your mind; I like my orchestral tuttis very loud, but you may find that it is too loud for you.
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