I used the Acurus DIA-150 to drive the Vandy 2Ce with good results. Can be had on the used market for around $500-$600 which is a steal for such a good remote unit.
I've owned many solid-state int. amps over the years from
Arcam's (Alpha 10/5+), Naim Nait 5, Bryston B-60R, Nad , etc., and all have not given me the musical satisfaction that I've been looking for until I decided to try tube hybrid int. amps out. First I bought the little Jolida 30w. 301. For the $, unbeatable for the kind of sound it produces. Lately, I bought a Kora "Explorer SI-90" which is just absolutely fantastic. None of the SS amps I ever tried sounded so good to my ears. I highly recommend you find a dealer which will allow you to audition within your system. I'm pretty sure this would be a good match-up w/the Vandersteen's. (I owned the 1b's for a while. Nice spk.) Just something to consider. Bill
I've owned both 2CE's and 3A's but never paired them with solid state. They do match well with Quicksilver though and the Quicksilver "mini-mono's" would drive the 2CEs. Another very good match is AES mono blocks using 845's. They produce 22 singel ended watts and create gorgeous music when matched with Vandersteen.
Although it is risky to ba a matchmaker, there are two reasonably priced used tube integrated amps to consider: First, Jboeyjus who can be reached as Johnny at phone 518-526-6925. He is selling Aronov LS960i, asking $1350. the same unit I love in one of my systems. Second, Spr123 is selling Aronov LS930i, asking $849. With these self-biasing tube integrateds you will really enjoy your classical music.