I moved a slightly modified version of this to the amps/preamps forum here. I realized too late, that most headphone oriented enthusiasts simply wouldnt deal with enough speaker amplifiers to answer this. Thanks.
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Sounds like a SS Class-A amp might be the ticket. If you can find a Plinius SA102 it should have ample power and warmth while being well within your budget. It also has a handy low-bias switch for less-critical listening or if you want to leave the amp powered up but not blow up your electric bill. Best of luck in your search, and congrats on the new earspeaks!
I'll add my "+1" to the Schiit Audio Jotunheim R headphone amp. It was released a few months ago, and was an amp specifically designed for the RAAL Requisite SR1a headphones. You don't need a separate speaker amplifier.
The Jotunheim R will put out 13 amps of current per channel. It also has the baffle compensation required for these headphones. Here's a link: