Well it seems I have more pressing problems than what amplifier to pair with my 'new' pair of Monitor 10's. They arrived parcel post today and I just had a chance to connect them up to an old Sony receiver for initial testing. It turns out that three of the four woofer cones are frozen and not making sound. I immediately turned off the receiver. I read here:
that Polk woofers can be susceptible to damage in shipping - that the epoxy that holds the magnet on can be dislodged by shock. These speakers were not packed that well and I was surprised that they even looked so good when I unboxed them. I had written the seller right after the auction that I would pay extra to have them boxed extra carefully, but I got no response. So now it seems I need to find three replacement drivers for the 10's. I really don't want to ship them back... Ugh! This ever happen to anyone else? Do they still make replacements for these drivers, or is it all salvaged/old stock?