The NAD digital integrateds are pretty good and very physically small. Look for the 3020D or I think 3060 D
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Forget the NAD D3020 for a pair of Mani-2 unless you want to throw 400 clams in the fryer and laugh as it cooks itself to death. Not even a contender for those Bruzzese beauties.
I had a pair years ago, having recently acquired a Wyred4Sound STI-500 those gems are back on my radar again. I would like to see how they would match up with this integrated. It is low profile in height but standard dimensions the rest of the way around (minus the hernia weight) with 250/550 wpc of power. Electricity sipping compared to the old Krell gear, as well as not being space heaters. Excellent grip on several speakers I have on hand. I never thought I would go from Krell to class D but I did and not the least bit bothered by it.
but in reality below 150-200 W does not go well
Usually when people say this, it means that the speakers require a very high current amplifier. If you are moving from the big FPB250m to a small chassis Class D amp, you are likely going to have to make some compromises in sound. I'm not saying it's going to sound bad, but none of these amps will have the current of the huge FPB250 with it's massive transformer, huge power supply and full Class A biasing. So, yes, you can probably find a small Class D that sounds good, but it is very likely not going to have the oomph and body of the FPB250.
It's not an integrated, but the Benchmark AHB2. Without a doubt. 30 day trial. You will not be disappointed. Lowest S/N out there. Small footprint.