I've recently aquired some Acoustic Energy AE1's and now I need a poweramp for them. They are Biwired and have a minimum of 8ohm's. I'll only be using them through an EMU 1616m, which has 1/4" balanced outputs. Specs: 25mm magnesium alloy tweeter 90mm alloy bass driver 200Watts power handling Textured black finish Never bought a Poweamp before so don't know where to start! Am I right in saying I'd have to get a rack version, rather than a poweamp that you use for hifi-seperates? I've read that I need something between 1/2 to 2X the power rating of the speaker (I read somewhere else it should be equal to 2X)... My speakers take 200Watts @ 8ohms. I'm abit confused by that. What minimum amount of Wattage would I need? I've been looking on some sites for Studio Power Amplifiers and PA Amplifiers, which looks like the things I should be looking at. My budget wont go over £200, so in that range, I've seen these: Tapco Juice 800 - 205W per channel @ 8ohms - £167.89 Tapco Juice 1400 - 310W per channel @ 8ohms - £199 and the Sampson SX1200 - 300W per channel @ 8ohms - £250 Sampson SX1800 - 400W per channel @ 8ohms - £257 - £7 for 100W Of course, I'd rather go second hand and pickup something better for the money... Am I on the right lines?