Best tube mono block for 2k


Looking for nice looking & sounding tube mono's for around 2k.Used or new
gellis1
See the Cary 572-se signature MKII monoblocks.
Myraj,
It would be in the best interests of everyone if you pointed out that you have Cary 572 monoblocs currently for sale.
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.
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Ok,I'll point out the ones I just sold--couple hundred more tho: CJ 5's in all triode.---They seldom come up anyway.----I'm sure the adds have plenty more good stuf in the price range.
AES Six Pac Monos, around $1500-$1700 used.

Regards,
What about Manley Mahis?
I'm very happy with my Rogue Zeus & the magnums are supposed to sound about the same. Don't have a clue if you will like their looks though.
Jond,
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.
Good listening!
I don't think one should rec. an item while you have one for sale. It isn't a neutral point of view.---Even if it may fit that persons needs. However,you could shoot them an email---that way it's out of the threads.
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.