If you are here in the US, here is a tip. Check the mini Magnolias in Best Buys for insanely low prices on the Marantz PM8004. You may be able to get a even better amp less than your budget for a PM6004. If the first Magnolia you check doesn't have one, ask them to call others. Merry Christmas!
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