Audio Refinement Complete is a great starter int. amp for about 600 used on audiogon.
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I am currently listening to polk minis on stands. Don't
know what they are. They sound okay with the Sony powered
sub from a compact system.
I saw some Soliloquy 5.0 monitors with stands on Audiogon
and I am interested in those. I will probably end up with
standed monitors and an upgraded sub of some type.
If you're looking at Soliloquy 5.0 monitors then you should consider vintage EL84 integrated amps. All my friends who heard my Daystrom 282 ( same as Heathkit SA-2 except looks more modern.) in that power range got blown away by its sound. I bypass the treble-bass and invert control. The power produced by most of the EL84 pp amp ranges from 12Watt to 18Watt depends on the size of output transformer.
I helped my dad put together a system. After listening to a lot of stuff, we ended up with the c370 paired with an older, used pair of Thiel .5's (which are kind of halfway between a monitor and a floorstander). He also has a NAD tuner and dvd/cdp, and so enjoys being able to use one remote for everything. It's a nice system with a very smoooth, clear, and extended high frequency range. He bough the dvd from spearitsound on the web and was very pleased with their service.