I was using just the Linbrook monitors with a 150W classe integrated; it drove them with ease. I would think any "good" amp shouldn't have a problem. The 7Us are true 4 ohm speakers and have a sensitivity of 91db; the floorstanding Linbrooks are probably 8 ohms and about 88db . From my experience with many different speaker systems, the regular Linbrook monitors outperform many speakers in the $7000-$8000 range. I would expect the 7Us to be about the same and the floorstanding Linbrooks should easily trounce a $2000-$3000 speaker. Now, this is just my personal preference and maybe the B&W house sound (which is very different) might prove to be more enjoyable to your ear. Call Ty if you have any questions. He is a great guy and would happily answer any questions. One word of warning- the sound is addictive. I purchased matching bass modules from Ty about 6 months ago. The sound is breathtaking, but I had to buy another Classe amp to bi-amp the system. With the bass modules attached, the impedance can drop into the sub 2 ohm range. Anyway, I am beyond happy with my purchase. Best of luck with your search.
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