Looking for a small bedroom amp

I'm looking for a small stereo amplifier for use in a bedroom system. Hoping the many eyes and ears of A'gon folks can point me in the right direction! Here are my requirements:

1. It must be physically small. Full 17" component width is too large.
2. It must not be an integrated amp. I have a pre-amp and intend to use it.
3. It doesn't need to be powerful - 9 wpc minimum. Tube or SS is fine.
4. It must be made in US, Canada, or Europe.
5. It must cost less than $1200 brand new.

The Parasound Zamp v3 and the Stello S100 both meet all my requirements except for number 4. Link to info if you're not familiar with those two models:


Thank you for your inputs!!
the decco, the new jolida $395 integrated amp coming out next month. i heard both of these at rmaf and was very impressed

One of the T-amps?
I know it doesn't cost enough, but fill the rest of your requirements.
I use a Sophia Baby in my office. If your speakers are efficient enough to handle it those are 10 sweet watts. Very reasonable on the used market too.
To my knowledge, Stello is a South Korean company, so it is disqualified from the U.S., Canadian, European manufacture. And you are looking for an amplifier only as you have a preamp. The Sophia is actually manufactured in China, although the company is U.S. based. I'll work on some suggestions, just want to make clear some wrong assumptions.
Hi: Have you consider QUAD 99? It met all your requirements.
PS Audio Trio series amps are pretty cool if you are looking new. If used I would go for the Linn LK-85. I had one of them and really liked it, it just plain sounded right. Good luck.
Take a look at the Glow amp.Very small and sounded really good in my system. Allows for headphone and usb connections.
Monarchy Audio SM-70 or SM-70 Pro. Really great sounding class-A solid state amps, made in the good ol' USA. Used price is typically $300-$450 (depending on model SM-70 or SM-70 Pro).

The Monarchys do run hot (like any class-A amp), so they need a bit of breathing room.

Also, the Monarchys are pretty popular, so you can buy one, try it and easily re-sell it if you don't love it. I've owned a pair of them twice and both times re-sold them within a day or two for the same price I paid.


The small "chip" amps.I bought a Winsome Labs Mouse,single input.I understand these can be configured without the attenuator.Very impressed with price/performance ratio.

Thanks for the tip, this Monarchy SM-70 Pro will fit the bill perfectly!!

What's the model # on that new Jolida?

I think a Belles soloist power amp would meet your requirements.
i don't remember. it will have a clear cover to it. it sounded fantastic. i'm thinking about purchasing 1 when it comes out. i wrote jolida and they said feb. the decco also sounded very good. its between those 2. a little bit more $$$ and the primaluna integrated is very nice.
I still love my Bel Canto monoblocks and the stereo version is the S300 at $1300, less through Underwood HiFi (Wally). Runs cool, made in the US, beautifully manufactured, very efficient, uses little electricity, (you can leave it on all the time if you like), has a small footprint, warm tube-like sound. Good luck!
A used Red Wine Audio Signature 30.2 cannot be beaten in this application, in my opinion.

Was it the JD10, a little square unit with a glass "cage"? If so, then it's 10W/cg with three inputs, remote control and retails for $399.00. Jolida also makes the JD1301 hybrid intergrated: 30w/ch, 4 inputs, no remote for $390.

Second vote for RWA . Easy placement, runs cool, sounds good - I can not imagine someone being unhappy with this little giant.
Perfect for bedroom. That's where I've used it, so does/did Srajan Ebaen of 6moons.
It doesn't meet your 5th ( price ) requirement. Unless you are willing to buy second hand unit.
thats probably it. it did have a glass cage. i used to own the jd1301 for my den and it is a giant killer imo. both the jd10 and the jd1301 produce more power than their specifications indicate.