You really should consider the Luxman L-590A. It will change your thinking regarding solid state.
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Since I identified the Avatar as my integrated of choice a few month back I have seen 4 for sale here. Haven't pulled the trigger on one yet as I'm still procrastinating on a few things. I'm very confident though one will pop up. Comes with a phono stage too, which prompted me to sell my K&K.
I also like the Pathos Logos, the new Luxman line, and the TRL ST-225, the latter two are solid state, but are extremely musical. Another one to look for is a Joule Electra Vamp. Well below your budget, but excellent, although maintenance can be an issue since Joule won't service them anymore.
If you are managing with a 22wpc Viva Solista, I would try to find a Pathos Twin Towers Reference. At about 35wpc Pure Class A and 6ohm speakers, it would make a great combo. I have owned it and the Pathos Logos and there is no comparison, assuming that you could live without the 120wpc of the Logos that is.
The TTRR also has a tubed front end and is very receptive to tube rolling.
Good luck in your quest.
There is a thread on the discussion forum specific to the TRL ST 225 and the fellow who initiated this thread had some very sophisticated and capable separates which he sold upon acquiring a 225.I've found Bills opinions are pretty much on point and if he gushes about something its gotta be special.