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keep in mind the Mirage's have dynamic limitations in the bass department starting about 100 decibels sound levels if kept lower than this you'll never notice. The woofers bottom out at about 103 decibels with heavy bass material, doesn't matter what amplifier. I used a Counterpoint SA-220 with decent results a bit dry sounding in the highs but not bright. I used a melos 200 triode stereo amplifier the dry sounding highs disappeared using this amp and learned what a sound stage with air in it sounds like because of tubes, bass was equal to the fifty amp current supplied by the Counterpoint hybrid amplifier. they can sound very layered front to back with good tube amplifiers, they[speakers] remain slightly dark in character although. Biwire for best sound also.
Chuck, I would like to also recommend the Aragon. I have used the 8008 balanced version, and I love the combination. I originally had the M-3's and an Aragon pre-amp (Aurum). I didn't really care for that set-up. The M-3's sounded very boomy on the bass. I upgraded to the M1's and it got a lot better. I also bought MIT speaker cables and interconnects. A lot better.I then switched to a Pass labs pre-amp, and that made all the difference in the world. The Aleph P pre-amp is awesome. You can pick them up fairly inexpensively used. (about $1,300 for non remote)