While I appreciate the time you guys took to respond, that
I didn't really want to turn this into a tube vs SS thread, there are plenty of those out there. I was able to listen to a Rogue Cronus vs a Rega Brio in store, direct comparison, hooked to the very Silver 300s I bought, a few weeks ago. I found the Cronus sound stage and musicality preferable to my Brio by quite a long ways, however thats in store and with a Planar 6 turntable.
So either way, I'm going to end up with a tube amp to play with and see how it fits in my room, just curious if I can save a couple grand on the experiment and get "close enough" to the Rogue before I plop down 5Gs. I'll be upgrading my turntable long before I upgrade my speakers. I like my Silver 300s
There is science and engineering behind all this.
Your Brio amp is only 50 watts per channel and the minimum recommended for your speakers is 80 watts per channel
Now solid state amps do tend to clip harder than tube amps. So you need to size a solid state amp at a higher power than a tube amp. But the best solution is no clip.
The biggest draw back of a tube amp is that they have a high source impedance. This is because of the need for an output transformer and most of this is contributed be the secondary output transformer winding. The problem with this is that it makes these amps tend to follow the impedance curve of the speakers.
This is the impedance curve of yours.
Note the typical tuning peaks in the bass region. This is probably why the notion comes from that tube amps have a warmer sound, but it is an aberration.
Your speakers measure well, but measurements are not taken at power. Your speakers only have a one 4" midrange, which covers from 575 Hz to 3.5 KHz. So the speakers are power limited in a bandwidth where a lot of power is required. This is an issue with a lot of speakers, where the power bandwidth in that crucial power band is woefully under estimated.
That Rogue amp is a lot of money, and I suspect you could get better results at less cost from a well designed sold state amp in the 150 to 250 watts per channel range.
I do have one tube component and grew up with tubes. I still use my Quad 22 tube preamp I bought in 1966.
I call that right end of my system, my museum, which it is. I also have a stereo tube amp, but I don't use it.