YBA Integre DT- easy (used) in your price range. can get for a tad more: new. I think it's better than anything on your list. OK, as good, at least. peace, warren
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Jolida 1501 in my opinion would be the best for your JMLABS. I feel as good as the YBA and SIM are...the Jolida has more bass punch and and fuller midrange. I believe it is a synergy thing not that one is better than the other. 2 channel retails about $750 and to add 3 more channels I believe is about $800 or so. It's a tube hybrid design so you can flavor sound as needed or just for fun. Also i have had all 3 pieces in my room so is not like I am making up some story. Not that the above posters are giving fake info...just thought I would mention that. Plus I have had the Cobalts to. Good Luck
It was a tough call but ended up with a Plinius 8100. Got a solid deal on a demo model.
Do a search on my username and you'll find a thread where I list the Plinius' advantages. Also, check my virtual system (under budget minded) for another write-up.
Which JMlab model do you own? Chorus, Cobalt, Electra?
I just sold my Cobalts to a friend yesterday. I figured out that they were just too big for my room. I have been himming and hawing for a while now, I am limited to pretty nearfield situation right now (about 9.5 feet) and I had been having to adjust settings on the reciever quite a bit to make everything sound the way I wanted. I am auditioning some Green Mountain Europas this weekend.
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't dissapointed with my Cobalts, just the overall setup. I think I will be a bit happier with monitors.
I'm glad you found a setup that makes your JMs sing though...