The e280 was just a rush of blood to the head. The expected delivery date for the speakers is late November, so I can't audition any amp/speaker pairings atm. I asked the local hifi dealer for a high end, medium and cheapest suggestion. He went with 1. Accuphase e280 2. Copland CSA100 3. Marantz PM-KI Ruby (demo price).Surely you aren't going to spend that much on an amp without trying it? I doubt anyone here will have experience of that combo, though I may be wrong.
Of course you can drive speakers with whatever amplification you like, the point is you don't need to and the law of diminishing returns is ever present.View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7keiG2K2hi4
Lets see how far we can take Buchardt speakers as a testament to their quality. Here we put this 1800 speaker with $40K Monos, $15K Pre, $30K DAC and $20K cables. This is the true test of a loudspeaker.