Electrostatic headphone amplifier recommendation

Finding a reasonably priced electrostatic headphone amp is proving harder than I thought.  It seems like everyone likes the blue Hawaii  for my stax 'phones (SR 009) but at $6k!  Yikes!  I'm hearing mixed things about Staxs own amps, that they can be a little noisy.  Looking to spend less than $2500 ( used).  


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I recently got a KGSS amp for the Stax 009 which replaced a Stax 007tii.  The KGSS is definitely much better than the 007tii.  More dynamics and better bass.  There are many versions of KGSS and you should read up on it at headfi.org.  I paid $2200 for the KGSS.