This Amp has already been mentioned but it bears repeating as it is something of a bargain -
OutLaw Audio 2200, 200w Mono-Block - $380 each -
For $560/pair, you get a lot of amp at a bargain price.
Certainly worth checking into.
You have a pretty fair list of amps now -
Rotel, Cambridge, Emotiva, Red Dragon, and now Outlaw (and some others).
I would expect any of them to do a good job for you.
You could potentially consider Parasound Classic
as opposed to the more expensive Parasound HALO
Parasound Classic 2250-V2, 275w/ch to 8 ohms - $999 -
Continuous RMS Power Output (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Both Channels Driven): 275 watts x 2 @ 8 ohms; 400 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms; 400watts x 2 @ 2 ohms (2 Ohm stable operation with load selector switch )
Current Capacity: 45 amps peak per channel
S/N Ratio: 114 dB at rated output
You have to weigh the extent to which you like Parasound Amps,
but this one seems to be hitting on all cylinders relative to specs and price.
So, that is a pretty good cross-section.
What are you feelings on the Amps suggested so far? Is there any particular direction you are leaning? Any thoughts on what you might do? Any particular characteristic you might be looking for that we haven't addressed?
is kind of a no-brainer, since you already have experience with Emotiva.
seem like a no-brainer, since you already have experience with Parasound.
in general is a highly regarded amp in the UK/EU. Just a trace above budget if you want Class-AB. But if you would consider Class-D, then the Rotel RB-1572
Rotel RB-1572, 250w/ch, Class-D - $1299 -
Just because I'm old and set in my ways, I would be more inclined to go -
Rotel RB-1582 MkII 200w/ch Power Amp - Class A/B - $1599 -
A bit over budget, but you really can't go wrong with the Cambridge 851W -
Cambridge Audio 851W 200w/ch Power Amp - $1,699 -
Staying within the stated budget range, and offering maximum value, I'm not sure I see anything better than the Emotiva
and Parasound NewClassic.
If you want go for bargains -
- Outlaw Audio 2200
- Rotel RB-1572 (though only slightly a bargain)
- Crown XLS
But again, though I'm not the buyer, Emotiva
and Parasound NewClassic
seem to tick all the boxes.