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Besides being very ugly, those speakers look easy to drive. 8 ohms, with a 90 dB sensitivity.
I would say many receivers could drive them to pretty good levels.
One possibility for power on a budget is used. Another is close out deals.
If you can up your budget a bit to $400, you can look at receivers like the Yamaha RX-V765, which have a decent power supply.
Or, you can get some speaker to line level converters for your current receiver (which I assume lacks pre outs,) and get the Behringer A500 amp for less than $200. It should put out at least 150 watt / channel into 8 ohms, if memory serves.
"But this one goes up to 11"