Help me decide my next amp


Hello Gents,
Currently I own pair of Sonus Faber sonetto 2 speakers driven by pathos classic one mk3. Everything is fine but sometimes I feel like I need more power (lack of authority and grunt). Currently I'm looking at several amps.

  • NAD 275 BEE  + NAD 165BEE
  • Marantz PM 17-MK II + SM17
  • Primare i30
  • NCore hypex NC400 x 2 Monoblocks
  • Quad 606 + Quad 66 pre amp
 All of the amps/preamps are pre owned and every combination is within the range of 1000-1200e.
 What would be your choice?

Thanks
celestial__sound
Out of those, personally I’d go with the primare.  I came close to buying an I30 but went with a belles Aria instead.
I got a Hypex amp about a month ago. I've been very impressed by it.
I have both the Primare I30 as well as the Belles Aria.

Primare is a touch more lively in sound, but the Belles is excellent too.

Primare is built more luxuriously.  Heavier gauge metal, more bling factor.  Belles is very sophisticated simple styling... more minimalist.


@mlsstl 
I got a Hypex amp about a month ago. I've been very impressed by it.
The Hypex monoblocks are somehow my favorite choice as a read tons of positive reviews. Can you tell us a bit more about your speakers setup and compare the sound of the hypex with the previous amp you had.

Thanks! 
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Hegel is the way to go in this price range.
+1 for the Primare. It’s got loads of power and is much better than their new Class D amps. I have owned both the I30 and the Aria and also agree that they are both excellent. The I30 is a bit darker sounding than the Aria and that might make a difference with your speakers. Good Luck!
Get somthing better PASS!
For 1000-1200 euros, EBM? How does the OP do that? Because I would do that and I don't even need an amp.
@jjss49  I'm afraid my probation release program forbids me from using a soldering iron. Deadly weapon in the hands of a miscreant like me.
@hilde45

you and i invite a few other folks we have us an amp building party

maybe we just start easy, solder in some diodes and caps into our dacs

i bring the solder/soldering irons

you bring the beer, chips and guac

see how long we go before an ambulance or fire engine gets there

lolololol
@celestial__sound
I bought my Hypex amp from VTV Amplifiers in Ohio. It is a NCore NC252MP which is 250 watts/ch at 4 ohms and 150 watts/ch at 8 ohms. This is basically a bit more than double the output of the Bel Canto C5i integrated that I used previously. My speakers are Ohm 1000s, which do have a reputation for wanting a bit of power to drive them. My listening level typically tops out at around 85 dB, so I’m not a head-banger. However, the extra power of the Hypex does show -- dynamic peaks are handled a bit more gracefully when compared to the Bel Canto. Bass is solid and clean, the midrange very smooth, and the highs are good with no hint of harshness. Overall, I am very pleased with the new amp.
@jjss49 I actually love the idea of trying to build an amp. The craziness now needs to abate a bit, but what fun! I'd be up for it. And since I'm Colorado, I'll bring some baked goods and we can really make a groovy kit.
The hypex dyi kits are pretty easy to put together. I did two mono blocks in about 4 hours. Was a lot of fun and they sound fantastic.  Pushed my pass lab 150.5 to the secondary system.  Now all of my 5.2 system is class d.  Best my room has Sounded .