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Check out the tiny Dared MP-5 hybrid tube amp (tube preamp and 15 wpc gainclone solid state amp stage). An audiogon member (not me) is selling brand new "Sonic Integrity" branded units for $220. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago. It sounds great, and it gets even better if you swap out the stock Chinese tubes. Should be excellent for an office system.
The audioengines are supposed to be very good. Discrete and minimal too. I'm going to get a pair of the 2's very soon. I was going to use passive speakers and a Sonic Impact amp (which is an amp suggestion for you) but decided on the audioengine 2's instead because of their very small size. I just can't come up with a passive speaker that is so small that would sound good.
The most elegant small integrated with which I am familiar is the Naim Nait2 (chrome bumper or olive fascia - guts are the same). Don't be mislead by the power specs - it will drive the Totems easily, especially in an office setting. That being said, I'm pretty sure you will be hard-pressed to find one within your budget. $700-$750 would be my estimate. If you would like some Naim Nait history and info, do a web search for 'Naitology".
The Musical Fidelity X series are great choices, too.
At the end of the day, if it were me, I thing I'd lean to a pair of active monitors like the Quad 11L or 12L, Paradigm Studio 20 Actives or AudioEngine 2 or 5s - just a cleaner solution IMO.
Good luck - tunes at work definitely help the day go by!
The best bang for the buck will be an older stereo receiver. I have an old Luxman unit (pre-Alpine) that looks and sounds great. Tandberg, Pioneer, most any of the better units from the 70s and early 80s will work well.
If that's too large a form factor, how about a used Peachtree Decco? Looks good, sounds great and is reasonably priced in the used market.
The Totems are very good speakers, but I suggest that you also listen to the Dynaudio Audience models. The W models are front-ported and are designed to go against the wall. I use a pair of 42Ws in my office and they sound wonderful.
I have the Dreamcatchers in a small office. I intially tried running them with a Cambridge 540A and it was just ok. I went ahead and slid in a 35 year old Marantz 2238 receiver and it was a completely different story. Crisp, Clear, nice kick considering the speaker size. It really opened them up. I was almost going to sell them before I did the swap I am extremely happy with this combo.
One thing this really did for me was really open my eyes with regards to some of the less expensive integrated amps on the market, this old Marantz just smokes that Cambridge as far as SQ. Hope this helps.