Just sold a pair on Nemo monoblocks that powered a pair of Magnepan 3.6r's. I was going to sell them as well, but I just don't think I can part with them. Considering Class D amps as I don't want anything to physically large. Maybe also a stereo Bryston or McCormack? Not interested in tube amps. I have a Modwright LS 36.5 Preamp. My room is 16 x 28 but I dont really listen to LOUD music. Jazz, Vocal, NuJazz, Fusion, some 70's rock etc. Maybe 86db max 88db. Any thoughts out there? I'd really appreciate it!
I've used the TAD Hibachi monos with MMGs (as well as some other speakers) and can recommend the pairing. Very compact and lightweight package, very good sound (notably warm for SS), very good value, very silly name.
I am running 2 Ayre V-3s in a horizontal biamp config. to Legacy Focus 20/20s. My pre is a custom tweeked ModWright LS/PS 36.5 dual chassis pre. The combo is terrific! You can probably do a pair of used V-3s and stay within your budget. Amps are about the size of the newer V5-xes.