I have to say back a few years ago I ram a Musical fidelity B-1 integrated amp. The B-1 had a whopping 35 watts per channel. I was running Spica TC-50's. The bottom end of the Spica's were augmented by a Vandersteen 2W. It was magic to my ears.
I miss my B-1
I am very happy with the Yamaha RX-V371 that is doing yeoman duty in my 2.1 system. Pining for fancy electronics is very old school. What I would like to do is add some effective acoustic treatments and whip the room into shape.