try some Reference 3A de Capo's great with tubes
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It depends on the type of sound you're looking for. Most people would say that you're going about this backwards, and should choose the speaker first, then an amp that mates well with it.
That said, the best pairing i've heard with the 302b is the Totem Arro, which is well within your budget. Other options include GMA Europas (disclaimer: I'm selling mine soon) and any Coincident speaker you can find in your price range.
A lot of it depends on your room and listening preferences, but since you have a sub I would say the Arro's are a great choice.
I listen to everything from jazz to alternative rock to vocals to bluegrass. Right now bands like DMB, The Avett Brothers, Black Keys, Decemberists, Sinatra, Hey Marseilles, and any number of jazz artists (solo vocalists included, i.e. Krall, etc.). I would prefer to not use the sub if I can get away with it. My room will be something in the realm of 12x18 or 14x18...the great room idea most homes have. Thanks for the responses so far.