Try the Cambridge 840 int amp. IMO far superior over Rotel.
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At a price of $1,500 used, or even slightly less, there are a lot of very fine integrateds available. I would look for a Creek 5350, any of the YBA or Audio Refinement integrateds or even a Simaudio I-5 if you can find one. I don't have any experience with the Cambridge 840 but it's likely a fine choice, as well.
If you can live without remote control for now, I suggest the ATI AT2002 (200 wpc, $1500 new, http://www.ati-amp.com/at2000.html and an NHT PVC (passive volume control). You can add an active preamp later with remote.
IMO, the ATI is a huge value.