Stick with the musical fidelity and go with either the Nu-Vista or Tri-Vista Integrated.
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On the used market I think it's the $2500 cary 300-SEI. You need high efficiency speakers but it has that Western Electric 300B magic. I have one and consider it a 'keeper'.
Next up is a used ARC CA-50. Originally $4000, but now only 1600-1700 for a nice one. You get arc quality, support and sensible design at a bargain basement price.
For new, I think the $6000 full bore BAT 300x SE is the way to go. Many people like the $6000 rowland concentra II, but I love the BAT sound. Danananana....
In thruth though, when you get into the $6000 retail level for new equipment, I think you are better off buying something like a used placette with an ARC vt-100m2. You can put that together for 3500 and have a world class system.
I own both the Plinius and the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista and really feel that the MF is in a different league. I do love the Plinius, I mean I own it, but the Musical Fidelity does everything the Plinius does and then some. Refinement, detail, soundstage, air, all these types of audiophile words, the MF has in spades. Again, I would suggest a Nu-Vista or Tri-Vista.
Disclaimer: I am a dealer for Xindak and Simaudio.
Hello...The Simaudio I-5 or I-3 are very good for the money. In addition, you might want to check out the Xindak line. As already mentioned, the YBA Passion Integre is a great integrated. Let me know if you would like additional details on the Xindak.
Also, please give us some details of your system so that we can give you a more customized recommendation.
...Mike - Father & Son Audio