You know , the Studios could really sound easily worse than the monitors when not fed properly or powered correctly .
They are extremely power hungry , as well as very unforgiving .
Maybe , the monitors were put in the exact designed situation within the whole setup , that's why they sounded better to the listener's ears , which the salesman couldn't justify ...
I've run both the S2 and S6 off a 70W integrated and don't see any reason for more power. I can't really get to twelve on the volume without my ears HURTING. I think the power requirements are greatly exaggerated. I think it's fine to lust after nice amps; I know I do, but truthfully I don't see a true 140WPC receiver having any trouble driving them. The S2 and C3 cannot handle more than 140W of input power anyway, and the S6 isn't much higher at 200W.