So, as you might surmise, I'm currently looking for a suitable pre-amp and power amplifier for my Mirage M8 Bipolar speakers.
Initially, I was dissuaded from employing tube-based amplification due to the rather specific driving requirements of the Mirage bi-polars (any thoughts?); I've thus narrowed my choice of solid-state amplifiers to two brands: NAD and ROTEL.
As the two brands have comparable equipment at relatively similar price ranges, what are your thoughts on which would best drive the (apparently) fastidious Mirage M8's?
Furthermore, does my possession of bi-polar speakers absolutely preclude tube-based amplification?