A used Rotel RB-1080 (200 w/ch) can be had for $650. A highly regarded amp for the money. A less-powered RB-1070 (130 w/ch) can be had for $500.
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A Rotel 991 or 1080 is what I'd buy. The 991 is basically the same amp. A used Conrad Johnson Sonographe can also be a good choice.
You may as well buy used as these amps I mention above aren't very old at all and will retain their value much better than any new piece of gear. Most people take very good care of their equipment and it is typically in nice condition.
If you like a classic tube sound, warm, sweet and airy. Conrad Johnson MV55 its one of the best in your price range. It sells used for around $850. 50watts x channel.
Another good deal will be Sonic Frontiers SFS40 o SFS50, The sound is colder than the CJ but its a very good amplifier. Around $700 used.
Then the Onix SP-3, its a new kid in the block with a lot of good reviews. 38 Watts. Around $650 used and I think around 1000 new.
And finally my real guess, I think you will love the TAD-60, you can buy it new at $899 here on agon(not now, sometines), normally it sells new at 1299 but sometimes you can see it at 899 in agon and in his website. It has a lot of features. 60watts.Ultralinear and triode switch. Here you can see it. Reviews praised it.