Integrated amp for Dynaudio Special 40s

Hello,  just getting started on the journey down the audio rabbit hole and building a simple setup to start.  Looking hard at the Dynaudio Special 40s (heard them with a Parasound NewClassic and Simaudio Moon 340i).  Trying to keep the amp in the $1500 range and very interested in the Rogue Sphinx V2.  Any insight into this potential conversation would be greatly appreciated by someone who is generally clueless. 

Many thanks, 
krell kav500i or S500i.I have contour s1.4LE mated with krell kav500i.Good match.Powerfull sound.
I'm using the Luxman 509x. Superb sound, image, bass, ease of use and features.

I had a Sutherland phono preamp and sold it because the phono section in the Luxman sounded better.

I have Dyn S-40s now.
Driven by Belles Soloist 1 integrated. New - $2,995. Used prob around $1,200.

I have had MANY Dynaudio speakers over the last 20 years in my 3 systems.

Contour 1.8s
Special 25s
Audience 52SEs
Excite 12s
Focus 140s

I use the S-40s in a small room and simply LOVE them driven by Belles/Power Modules amps.

I has Sim i-3 int and worked well.

Unico Unison!
Naim Nait
Testing out a pair of Special 40’s to *possibly* replace my ATC SCM 19v2’s. Likewise iam also using a Belles integrated amp and it has plenty of power in my medium sized room. The Aria - a newer version of the Soloist mentioned above. Never go past 11 o’clock and that’s with a 3db headroom notch in Roon. Highly recommended amp. just solid 2 channel music. You can find one used for around $1400.

Surprsingly, they appear quite frequently on agon/usam, as do the Special 40’s - I think that this mid level price bracket of $2000 + components has a lot of churn.

As an aside I love the SCM 19’s but sometimes they are just too neutral/analytical (boring?). The S40’s provide for a punchier, more spacious sound and the vocals are simply off the charts. But at the cost of the clean & tight ( ATC sound that simply cannot be matched. It’s a compromise ...