The Parasound JC-1s, Sim Audio amps, Belles mono amps, Bryston mono amps would all work well with the Talons.
I have owned a pair of Khorus for over a year now as well as the BAT 31SE. Because the Khorus is more efficient than many other larger speakers, like the Thiels, Avalons, Magnepans, etc., I would shoot more for higher quality rather than higher power.
If you really like the BAT sound, I suggest you consider a pair of the VK60s on the used market....or perhaps even the solid state BAT amps. I have found that the Counterpoint NPS400 is an excellent match. Even a pair of Counterpoint amps would be a killer setup here. But if this is for a HT system where the system is on much of the time, then a lower powered solid state amp like the Pass X150 would be more than enough. So many choices here like the Plinius 102, smaller Goldmunds, etc., because of this speaker's easy drivablility.
Disclaimer: I am a Talon dealer.
Hello Millerdson...Basically, as long as you are running quality, high-current solid state, it is tough to go wrong. Although there are exceptions (see below), I do not care for tube amps with Talon speakers. As I have stated previously in the forums, Talon speakers thrive on high-current (feel free to verify this with Mike Farnsworth).
The only tube amps that I feel sound good with Talon speakers are those from VAC, WAVAC, Bruce Moore, Atmasphere, and Rogue. I have heard the BAT gear with Talon and it was ok, but not my personal preference.
Within your budget, I recommend that you add the following to your short list:
Simaudio W-5 Stereo
Simaudio W-6 Monos (within your budget at used pricing)
Electrocompaniet AW220 Monos
Spectron Musician II Stereo
Bel Canto eVo2 Monos
Rogue M-150 Monos (tube)
All are superb performers and which one would work best for you will depend upon your personal preferences.
Best Regards...Mike,Jr - Father & Son Audio
I might be late on this thread? I am a Talon Khorus owner who ran 2 Mono Bat Vk-60's for some time in my 34' x 16 x 8.5 listening room. I also use a Bat Vk-3i pre-amp & still do, however the Vk-60's are gone. I have been running Bryston 7b-st's Mono's for over 9 months now, & am overly impressed without missing the tubes. The Vk-60's with my room size just did not have the juice to unleash the low end of the Khorus's, without adding a Roc sub. The 7b-st's, & the Talon's are a grand match, & I think they'll hang around for awhile!