I know the OP has settled on his choice but I thought I'd add my 2 cents. I listen to my HT2-Tls with either a pair of Transcendent 150watt monoblocks and more recently via a Bob Latino ST-120 kit I built. 60 WPC, and a lot of fun to build! I am a 2 channel music only guy, but I never feel I run out of power. Much of the stuff I listen to was all recorded in analog and probably with tubes somewhere in the circuit so why not? Try tubes, you'll never look back. At least for music.