You gotta try out the offerings from Vincent. They have a hybrid integrated in your price range that I auditioned a few years ago. I wound up going in another direction, but would have been happy with Vincent.
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I like my Pathos Classic One very much. I think it's 70 wpc, so that might be a little shy of what you're seeking - but it does yeoman's work with my Sonus Faber Cremonas. They pop up used at +/- $1500, so that leaves adequate change from a $2k bill for a nice phono stage. As a bonus, it's also a GREAT looking piece of gear.
Thanks to all who have responded so far. The Rogue Sphinx is high on the list. Though, I have been tempted by Rogue's CM which is supposed to be better. But, then it is a question of rolling tubes to get the right sound. Hopefully the remote is better than the OPTIONAL REMOTE for the Sphinx.
The other concern with the CM is having to bias the tubes. BTW, there was a CM on sale with almost new tubes. Seller claimed those tubes cost him about $500.00 to replace and/or upgrade. Thanks again.
I was loaned a Synthesis Audio Magnum integrated amp from Deja Vu Audio a few weeks back while my amp was in for service. It sounded great a nice balance of SS clarity with a touch of softness from the 6922 input stage. Nice looking too as all Italian gear seems to be and pretty powerful at 100 wpc. Not sure the exact price but saw it online just now for 1000GBP which would put it around the $2K mark perhaps a bit less. Needless to say I was impressed and I am a dyed in the wool tube-a-holic.
Think you might be doing this a bit backwards, especially if you're considering going the all-tubed route. Some speakers need power to open up fully, so it would be a shame if you went with something like the Rogue CM and end up with speakers it can't fully drive (especially since dynamics seem to be important to you). Personally I'd at least figure out which speakers I was going to buy first, fwiw. Best of luck.