See the Cary 572-se signature MKII monoblocks.
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what size is your room? I have a pair of quicksilver kt88 mono's easily modded with big military oil-foil coupling caps (necessary), which, with good speakers, are really nice in a smaller setting. something about point-to-point wiring. i have some big (chinese) monoblocks in triode to drive ml's but when i lose the martin logans and return to "normal" monitors, the quicksilvers return to service. very complete, natural sound, for around $1200 used. leaves money to spend on recs!
You'll open up some additional opportunities for good sound at this price point if you'll consider a stereo amp; mono blocks at this price point are a huge challenge due to the inherent cost of manufacture across two separate chassis. Nonetheless, for mono blocks at this price, here are some options to consider:
Dodd Audio http://www.doddaudio.biz
50w ($1650 new) and 120w ($2600 new) mono blocks. Direct sales only keeps retail the price lower than you could otherwise obtain. I haven't listened to these, but several people whose ears I trust tell me they are very good, and fantastic at the price.
Conrad-Johnson Premier 5 - 200w mono block amps. A beautiful sounding amp, particularly if wired for triode. These occasionally can be found on the used market for under $2500 used these days.
Conrad-Johnson MV-5x series of stereo amps stapped for mono operation. Should be able to buy a pair for under $2000, depending on specific model.
BAT VK-60 - 120w monoblock (essentially a stereo unit strapped at the factory to mono) also selling occasionally under $2500 used.
I did that the other day on another thread and my response never made it through the approval process. I just tried to word it so it would make make the "cut".
If someone starts a thread and says they "are wanting to buy" an amp, etc., do you think it's OK to reply-post and say, "check out my XYZ model listed for sale here"?. That's what I did and my reply got declined.
I love my VTL Deluxe 300's . These are very musical and can
drive most anything. On my apogee stages they sound alot better than the Audio Research VT-100 they replaced. They are very nice top to bottom. Their only downfall is that they are somewhat industrial looking. I place them directly
behind my speakers and use 1 meter speaker cables which also
helps the sound. This in one of the few times (for me) that personality has won over looks.