I have used an Odyssey amp with my 1.7's for the last 2 years. I started with a Stratos stereo for the first year. I like to play a wide variety of music, mixing in everything from rock, to jazz, to R&B, rap, classical, String quartets, and the blues. I usually like to play my music a little "louder" than some purist might like. My room is about 12 by 16 with no back wall. I have my speakers about 5 ft out from the rear wall and about 2 ft from the side walls toed in to the listening position. I am using a PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium preamp that introduces tubes to the system. I absolutely love the sound. In fact I loved it so much that l upgraded to Kismet monos after my first year. The Stratos never lacked for power and l could easily overwhelm my room with sound with the volume at less than half the max. I never pushed it more than about 70%, and only then for the rare track that was recorded extremely low and that I just wanted to "blast". Don't worry about clipping or not having enough power. My Stratos stereo had plenty in reserve. They made the 1.7's sound magical. Vocals sound natural, like the singer is in the room with you and you can hear the things that make a singer special when you see them live. Strings and horns are crisp. You can go from a dead quiet back ground to full sound and back to silence. i upgraded just because I wanted more. The Kismets give me fuller sound, especially in the lower range. They are also more dynamic in that the little things pop a little more. Things like a high note or a slam have more thrust and immediacy, and the notes come quicker and then disappear just as quick to a black back ground. You can hear the decay when you are supposed to.
I spent this weekend at the LA Audio Show and each night I came back and compared my system to what I heard that day. I even played the same tracks and I tried to sit as close as I could to the same listening position. I was not disappointed. Odyssey and Maggies work great together and produce a great musical experience. There is never any fatigue. Tonight I had to end my session so that my wife could go to bed. Your only complaint may lie in the Maggies and not the Odyssey. You may want to add a sub if you want more bass. I have one and switch it on and off depending on the music. I hope this helps.