Amplifier suggestions please
Hi - I'm reworking a 2 channel system, had some very basic components and now trying to step up a bit. DAC is currently a Schiit Yggy, I'm on the waiting list for a Freya+ which means I'll be running balanced connections. Speakers are Philharmonic Audio 3's. I was using a pair of Emotiva XPA-1L monoblocks (differential/balanced) but want to upgrade. I could stay in the Schiit catalog and go with a pair of Vidar's but although there are no real bad reviews I feel like they don't quite get raved about like the Yggy does (and the Freya+ to some extent). I'd like to stay around $2K, definitely under $3K and I prefer new (I've had my fill with trying used). I know its asking a lot to find a pair of balanced monoblocks in this range so I'm not opposed to a stereo amp (XLR inputs). I could also be talked into canceling my Freya+ order and switching to a preamp from the amp builder if there is better synergy in that pairing. I've looked an Van Alstine and Odyssey, what else should I be looking at?