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what are the pros and cons of either amp power specification?
I missed typed the Sprout100 specs its 100Watts into 4 ohms and 50 watts into 8 ohms which I'm comparing to the Bluesound POWERNODE2021 power output. 
Average Price Spent for Speakers
you should also be thinking of where you want to place your speakers.  Generally rear ported speakers need to be placed away from the front wall.   Maggies need to be away from the wall and need an amp that can deliver current.   Its my understand... 
Buying used: how old is too old?
Used speakers with sealed enclosures are less likely to have internal insect and/or rodent damage.     
Beginner looking for guidance into tube sound.
I believe you can connect your Nova300 to a tube buffer such as the ifi tube2https://ifi-audio.com/products/micro-itube2/ 
Has Anyone Ever Run TWO Identical Pairs of Speakers ?
I run two pairs of 3 way sealed enclosure speakers from the late 80's.  The brand name is "Kirksaeter".  The sensitivity is rated at 93db .   The two pairs are stacked on top of each other.  I use an old speaker stand that angles the speakers up a... 
Magnepan LRS- what amp should i consider? (sub $2,000)
watch Thomas & Stereo review..... it needs a lot of current to sound "natural"."My experience with the Magnepan LRS speaker."https://youtu.be/hRzfM4hEMBI 
Recommendations for a modestly-priced audio system?
I have several Sprout100 and I am very pleased.  The Sprout100 is class D and runs very cool.   However, it does run warmer with my 87db Canton Karat 920 speakers than my 93db Kirksaeter speakers.   Elac speakers are not very sensitive so I would ...