Used Krell KAV300 or KAV400 could be found within $1500. They're very easy to use and sounding great.
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I have a pair, have yet to hear anything that they do not sound good with ! Personally I would look for a used Rega Brio, but as I said Preludes are not fussy about either amplification, interconnects or speaker cable.
That said, I would avoid AVR receivers as they won't do justice to the bass a Prelude is capable of.
A truly great speaker.
I am very impressed with Audio Analogue amps. Superb quality and workmanship and a very musical sound. I own the Maestro Settanta Rev2 and that amp would work wonders for your Silverlines. For less money the Puccini would also be an excellent match. I simply cannot count all the amps that I have been through in my long life as an Audiophile, but the Audio Analogue has been (by far) the best. Just do a Google search and you will certainly be impressed. I no longer own Silverlines, but my AA amp makes my Ref 3a DeCappo-i's (soon to be BE's) just open up with cathedral like soundstaging with gorgeous musical tones.
My 0.0238 cents