Best multi channel amp and processor good for 2 channel listening.


Hi All,

I am new to this forum and have a few questions in reference to HT processors.  I am starting from scratch and switching from a Krell S-1000 and S-1500.  I sold the processor a few months back and I going to list here the amp.

I am currently considering the new Bryston 9B3 and the SP4 and decision was based on upgrade ability and warranty. The speakers for HT will be Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home and for 2 channel Verity Otello’s.  My second choice was Classe but I was informed that they have all sales on hold, this is concerning.  I have not listened to either, my choice is based on reviews and the Bryston dealer.  My decision was also based they are both good for two channel, I am not set on this but it will help the budget and space.  I am looking for a warm and good over all sound; some might say 3 dimensional sound, clarity is also a factor.  Actually, all I’ve read in reference to Classe fits the bill.  I would like a couple of other choices to include in my short list and opinions are welcome. The budget for the processor and amp is approx. 22k.  

Thanks to all.....
maguiar
Agree with that Rotel RMB-1585 five-channel amp. It's a steal at $3k new. Musically engaging especially for the money. 
Maguiar why don't you look at the Coda gear, the Coda .8 has the same specs as the Pass Labs 30.8 yet costs a lot less, in Home Theater Review they compared this amp to a twice the price pair of Pass Monoblocks and liked the half as expensive Coda to the twice the price Pass Labs.

By the way the Backert stuff is the real deal heard them at CAP and the sound of their system was excellent, word on the street is that Backet's preamps challenge way more expensive ones.

Good luck.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ Coda dealers
@audiotroy 

Thanks for the advice, will look into Coda.  

I get a good feeling based on reviews and specs that Backert is good stuff and cheaper than the Pass XP22. I would like to audition it at some point prior to my purchase. I think it would pair nicely with the XA 30.8 and I can save money.
I wonder if they offer loaners for a trial period..