Try picking up a used pair of Clayton M-70's. They go for a little over $3k. Check out the reviews and the owner reviews. Good luck
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I have gone through many different kind of amps to drive my speakers. Finally decided to go with the Aragon power amps. Because of it sound and price. You might be able to get a little bit better sound with a more expensive amp but for anything under $10,000.00 Retail I got got to say Aragon take my heart away. I am using the Aragon 8008BB and maybe someday soon I could upgrade to the Palladium II Class A Mono A Amplifier. My Components: Sony Wega 32XBR200 Meridian 561 Sony DVP 7000 Aragon 8008BB Aragon 8008x3 Martin Logan SL3 Martin Cimena Energy RVSS Cable up with Synergistic Reserach Power Protected by PS Audio 600 and MIT Z-ISO, Z-Strip, and Z-Stablizer. If need more info or suggestion for my system please let me know. I am a very open minded person and always willing to try new things.
i agree on the aragon i use the 8008bb and the 8008x3.they drive hales rev which are very demanding load as are the ml they dip to about 3 ohms.the bass is great they replaced kinergetics kba75 class a and wonderkull sound but ran out of steam.the aragons gave me the power but more importantly i did not loose the magic sound on the highs.some amp will be strong but no finess.give them a test you won't regret it.
I have the 10t's which require alot of current I was prepared to spend much more but a friend brought over a pair of meitner 101 mono blocks. This system with a tube preamp has unbelievable synergy. You find these around $1,000-$1,500 range. They stage and image more like a tube amp. If you like the sound of krell amplifiers(I dont) then ignore this post.
I am using Aragon amplifiers. My dealer has many amps but choses to drive B&W 801 with an Aragon 6008. I think they are excellent amplifiers. No problem with the bass. To my ears, Krell amplifiers are slightly more refined than Aragon, but at a sificant increase in price. A new 8008 will cost you around 2200.00 unbalanced and 2700.00 balanced. There is a five channel version for 4000.00 and are 3 channel for 2700.00 unbalanced adn about 3100 balanced. YOu will have no problem with the bass response. High are sweet and extended. Also they can be had used for sometimes half of the new retail prices depending upon age. The amps are built like tanks by for Aragon by a company that is in fact a military contractor.
EAD powermaster 2000 can be had used for a little over your stated price. Effortless, musical, with tight, deep bass. Can handle 1 ohm loads with ease. Provides 400 watts into 8 ohms x five channels with all channels driven. With dynamic energy steering (using a single 3 horsepower toroidal transformer) can be used as a stereo amp with resultant potential for 1000 watts per channel into 8 ohms! Beautiful cosmetics are icing on the cake.