Out of those, personally I’d go with the primare. I came close to buying an I30 but went with a belles Aria instead.
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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.