hello dimlight! hope you're finding your way in here from time to time, because unfortunatly they shut down stephen paul's forum (as far as i can see, much ado 'bout nothing, and not the way grown-up men should behave, but anyway...) your question was if you can drive a pair of dynaudio bm15 with an ordinary hifi-surround-receiver. ok, first thing i've to say that i'm not familiar with most of the professional monitors, but i know all dynaudio hifiloudspeakers quite well, and the chassis are the same (or very similar). i took a look at the bm-15 and it's basically just a 2-way monitor with a relative large woofer, and so just from paper i see no problems-at least if you don't want to kick it until the woofer is going to pop-out and you drive the amp into clipping (you DEFINITLY will hear this!) don't get irritated by specs-99% of all loudspeakers can be driven by 99% of all amps, and the worst thing that will happen is it won't sound, either because they're less powerfull or the combination doesn't fit unless-see above! so this is the next point-quality of sound. like the motto of this forum "yeah, but how does it SOUND...?" this depends on matching of the components. from my experiences with dyn. hifi-gear i can they it sounds rather layed-back and soft compared to other speakers, so to get a satisfying result, the amp must'nt sound soft either, otherwise sound would be dull and blurrish (hope these are the right words in english-i'm german!) so in this light i wouldn't go for a harman kardon, but for a yamaha or any other amp which is balanced more on the "analytical" side. hope i could help at least a bit, but there's no real sure way to find out the right combination for you without HEARING the combination(s) of gear with the music you make (and like). p.s.: from your post it seems your budget is rather tight, but if you want to to max out the sound of these speakers in stereo, try a used krell kav-300i which sounds very good and also kicks ass big time(very powerfull)-i would guess that you could get one for $1000-1500 (see the private announcements in the hifi-press). regards!