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Probably already bought the amp of your choice. I got stupendous results so far from an old Yamaha R9....receiver?! Sounds much better than it should in our tiny 9x11 room. A Rega Brio would be scary on it, anything by Parasound, very engaging sound to say the least...I am going to try Wyred for Sound seperates next.. These are truly works of art that will give a very revealing presentation no matter what the equipment choice. I would presume one of the modern integrated choice from Yamaha or NAD would be hard to beat on a budget. Crazy good set to grow into.
I have the LS50's paired with Audio Research VSi55 I got for 1830 on audiogon. They are an amazing match. I don't think I could do much better. I keep on thinking of ways to change/upgrading the integrated but just in the end don't want to loose the synergy of this setup, its phenomenal, even despite being set up in a fairly large room with 9 foot ceilings.
If I had a balanced source I would like to compare it to a Ayre Ax-7e someday...
Entry level Transparent cabling and a Bluesound Vault as a source using the on board DAC. Soon to be switch to a Auralic Aries Mini.
The amplifier that KEF chose to demo the LS50's at Axpona was the PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium. The reason they asked was because of feedback from owner's who had put that combo together with great results.
You can read about how it sounded if you Google it.
The ProLogue Premium may be out of your budget at $2399. Maybe a used one if it comes up. Or even if you find an old ProLogue One or Two. It would be a really nice system that would last.