Personally, I would go for a slightly used Krell S300i. You can get one for ~ $1750. Its much better than both amps you mentioned.
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I listened both of them with various speakers and I must admit I didn't like them ... I believe there are much better choices on the market for the same amount of money. Krell new baby S300 seems much better choice ... I would also take a look into hybrids like Pathos or Unico - they have models that cost even less and provide much more vivid presentation.