I am presently going through a remodel and have had two Monoprice 4101's installed in the ceiling. I am 99% sure I'll be buying a Squeezebox Touch to stream music to them.
What amp would you all recommend? I was honestly thinking of going to a tube amp since some of the smaller units now sound as good as the their Solid State brothers. Also, this will be on display, so something nice looking would be a plus
What (small) receiver would be able to stream my music over Wifi from my media server? I'm familiar with the Denon line, but I don't see anything that fits the bill in it. They have one that is Internet/Ipod enabled, but it doesn't say that it can stream locally hosted content.
In my somewhat limited experience with inexpensive tube amps, I find they usually use insufficient power transformers as a cost cutting measure to meet their price points. This means the PT runs scorchingly hot to the point I was afraid to use them for any length of time.
I agree with the other posters who said buy a good used receiver and run your Squeeze-box through it.
In retrospect, the film Idiocracy seems prophetic.