*we need an expert though, because I'm a bit confused. I saw a bundle of some speakers with the N22 amp:
Same link at Audioengine's site. So the N22 is only 40W peak per channel, but the P4 speakers go to 125W per channel.
The P4 speakers are roughly similar (100W per channel for the ones above) so the N22 specs should be fine?
"You can blow up speakers with virtually any size amp, or you can use them safely with virtually any size amp, depending on how you drive them." To make his point, Sandy told me that he's currently driving his pair of GoldenEar Triton Two towers (which carry a recommended amplification rating of 20 to 500 watts) with a 22-watt-per-channel tube amp from Line Magnetic. "I had David Chesky over recently to listen to the setup, and he was blown away by how good it sounded," he told me. "I've even driven the Triton Two with amps as low as six watts per channel, and it did a pretty good job. You'd be surprised."
I got the impression two factors also matter:
1) quality of amp, and
2) don't drive speakers above distortion
The $25 amp linked above by the poster doesn't sound great based on reviews.
This one may be too expensive, but at a quick glance I didn't see anything for about $50 that looked good:
**I am absolutely NOT an expert. In fact the above amp may even be a bad choice or not even be compatible. I find amps and speakers a bit confusing.