I've extensively auditioned a number of integrated amps, including those that you've mentioned, as well as the BAT and McIntosh for my Totem Forests. Although somewhat different specs from the Mani-2's the Forests also like power, but the don't have the low impedence issues. I ended up with the DK Design MkII, and have not regretted the decision. It also has a phono stage. You can pick up a MkII for a good price used, or go to the MkIII, which, I hear, has some minor improvements over the MkII (a change in some of the caps). The change in ownership also seems to be a positive for DK, but I had excellent dealings with Daniel in the past wrt minor warrenty issues. Worthwhile to audition in any case.