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IMHO, the HK 3490 is very musical. It's essentially an integrated with a tuner. The Yamaha A-S500 would be a nice choice as well with plenty of power and it's rated for 4-ohms (like the HK). The 686s most likely present some 4-ohm dips along with the lower sensitivity.
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