My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!

So I have been in a long journey looking to find the best amplifiers for my martin logan montis. As you know, the match between an amplifier and speakers has to be a good "marriage" and needs to be blend exquisitely. Right now, I think I might have found the best sounding amplifier for martin logan. I have gone through approximately 34-36 amplifiers in the past 12 months. Some of these are:

Bryston ST, SST, SST2 series

With all that said, the amplifiers I mentioned above are the ones that in my opinion are worth mentioning. To make a long story short, there is NO 5 CHANNEL POWER AMP that sounds as good as a 3ch and 2ch amplifier combination. i have done both experiments and the truth is that YOU DO lose details and more channel separation,etc when you select a 5 channel power amplifier of any manufacturer.
My recollection of what each amp sounded like is as follows:

ATI SIGNATURE SERIES 6005 (great power and amazing soundstage. Very low noise floor, BUT this amplifiers NEEDS TO BE cranked up in order to fully enjoy it. If you like listening at low volume levels or somewhat moderate, you are wasting your time here. This amp won’t sound any different than many other brands out there at this volume. The bass is great, good highs although they are a bit bright for my taste)

NAD M25 (very smooth, powerful, but somewhat thin sounding as far as bass goes)
Bryston sst2(detailed, good soundstage, good power, but can be a little forward with certain speakers which could make them ear fatiguing at loud volumes)

Krell (fast sounding, nice bass attack, nice highs, but some detail does get lost with certain speakers)

rotel (good amp for the money, but too bright in my opinion)

cary audio (good sound overall, very musical, but it didn’t have enough oomph)

parasound halo (good detail, great bass, but it still holds back some background detail that i can hear in others)

lexicon (very laid back and smooth. huge power, but if you like more detail or crisper highs, this amp will disappoint you)

McIntosh mc205 (probably the worst multichannel amp given its price point. it was too thin sounding, had detail but lacked bass.

butler audio (good amplifier. very warm and smooth sweet sounding. i think for the money, this is a better amp than the parasound a51)

pass labs (very VERY musical with excellent bass control. You can listen to this for hours and hours without getting ear fatigue. however, it DOES NOT do well in home theater applications if all you have is a 2 channel set up for movies. The midrange gets somewhat "muddy" or very weak sounding that you find yourself trying to turn it up.

classe audio (best amplifier for multi channel applications. i simply COULDNT FIND a better multi channel amplifier PERIOD. IT has amazing smoothness, amazing power and good bass control although i would say krell has much better bass control)

Update: The reviews above were done in January 2015. Below is my newest update as of October 2016:

PS AUDIO BHK 300 MONOBLOCKS: Amazing amps. Tons of detail and really amazing midrange. the bass is amazing too, but the one thing i will say is that those of you with speakers efficiency of 87db and below you will not have all the "loudness" that you may want from time to time. These amps go into protection mode when using a speaker such as the Salon, but only at very loud levels. Maybe 97db and above. If you don’t listen to extreme crazy levels, these amps will please you in every way.
Plinius Odeon 7 channel amp: This is THE BEST multichannel amp i have ever owned. Far , but FAR SUPERIOR to any other multichannel amp i have owned. In my opinion it destroyed all of the multichannel amps i mentioned above and below. The Odeon is an amp that is in a different tier group and it is in a league of its own. Amazing bass, treble and it made my center channel sound more articulate than ever before. The voices where never scrambled with the action scenes. It just separated everything very nicely.
Theta Dreadnaught D: Good detailed amp. Looks very elegant, has a pleasant sound, but i found it a tad too bright for my taste. I thought it was also somewhat "thin" sounding lacking body to the music. could be that it is because it is class d?
Krell Duo 300: Good amp. Nice and detailed with enough power to handle most speakers out there. I found that it does have a very nice "3d" sound through my electrostatics. Nothing to fault here on this amp.
Mark Levinson 532H: Great 2 channel amp. Lots of detail, amazing midrange which is what Mark Levinson is known for. It sounds very holographic and will please those of you looking for more detail and a better midrange. As far as bass, it is there, but it is not going to give you the slam of a pass labs 350.5 or JC1s for example. It is great for those that appreciate classical music, instrumental, etc, but not those of you who love tons of deep bass. It is articulate sounding too
Krell 7200: Plenty of detail and enough power for most people. i found that my rear speakers contained more information after installed this amp. One thing that i hated is that you must use xlr cables with this amp or else you lose most of its sound performance when using RCA’s.
Krell 402e: Great amp. Very powerful and will handle any speaker you wish. Power is incredible and with great detail. That said, i didn’t get all the bass that most reviewers mentioned. I thought it was "ok" in regards to bass. It was there, but it didn’t slam me to my listening chair.
Bryston 4B3: Good amp with a complete sound. I think this amp is more laid back than the SST2 version. I think those of you who found the SST2 version of this amp a little too forward with your speakers will definitely benefit from this amp’s warmth. Bryston has gone towards the "warm" side in my opinion with their new SST3 series. As always, they are built like tanks. I wouldn’t call this amp tube-like, but rather closer to what the classe audio delta 2 series sound like which is on the warm side of things.
Parasound JC1s: Good powerful amps. Amazing low end punch (far superior bass than the 402e). This amp is the amp that i consider complete from top to bottom in regards to sound. Nothing is lacking other than perhaps a nicer chassis. Parasound needs to rework their external appearance when they introduce new amps. This amp would sell much more if it had a revised external appearance because the sound is a great bang for the money. It made my 800 Nautilus scream and slam. Again, amazing low end punch.
Simaudio W7: Good detailed amp. This amp reminds me a lot of the Mark Levinson 532h. Great detail and very articulate. I think this amp will go well with bookshelves that are ported in order to compensate for what it lacks when it comes to the bass. That doesn’t mean it has no bass, but when it is no Parasound JC1 either.
Pass labs 350.5: Wow, where do i begin? maybe my first time around with the xa30.8 wasn’t as special as it was with this monster 350.5. It is just SPECTACULAR sounding with my electrostatics. The bass was THE BEST BASS i have ever heard from ANY amp period. The only amp that comes close would be the jC1s. It made me check my settings to make sure the bass was not boosted and kept making my jaw drop each time i heard it. It totally destroyed the krell 402e in every regard. The krell sounded too "flat" when compared to this amp. This amp had amazing mirange with great detail up top. In my opinion, this amp is the best bang for the money. i loved this amp so much that i ended up buying the amp that follows below.
Pass labs 250.8: What can i say here. This is THE BEST STEREO AMP i have ever heard. This amp destroys all the amps i have listed above today to include the pass labs 350.5. It is a refined 350.5 amp. It has more 3d sound which is something the 350.5 lacked. It has a level of detail that i really have never experienced before and the bass was amazing as well. I really thought it was the most complete power amplifier i have ever heard HANDS DOWN. To me, this is a benchmark of an amplifier. This is the amp that others should be judged by. NOTHING is lacking and right now it is the #1 amplifier that i have ever owned.
My current amps are Mcintosh MC601s: i decided to give these 601s a try and they don’t disappoint. They have great detail, HUGE soundstage, MASSIVE power and great midrange/highs. The bass is great, but it is no pass labs 250.8 or 350.5. As far as looks, these are the best looking amps i have ever owned. No contest there. i gotta be honest with you all, i never bought mcintosh monos before because i wasn’t really "wowed" by the mc452, but it could have been also because at that time i was using a processor as a preamp which i no longer do. Today, i own the Mcintosh C1100 2 chassis tube preamp which sounds unbelievable. All the amps i just described above have been amps that i auditioned with the C1100 as a preamp. The MC601s sound great without a doubt, but i will say that if you are looking for THE BEST sound for the money, these would not be it. However, Mcintosh remains UNMATCHED when it comes to looks and also resale value. Every other amp above depreciates much faster than Mcintosh.

That said, my future purchase (when i can find a steal of a deal) will be the Pass labs 350.8. I am tempted to make a preliminary statement which is that i feel this amp could be THE BEST stereo amp under 30k dollars. Again, i will be able to say more and confirm once i own it. I hope this update can help you all in your buying decisions!

Agree with much of your above 2 posts, especially the 8:13.  Of course, when I said, a "decent" source, I meant that it has no limitations in freq response, dynamics, etc.  Otherwise, it would be the weak link and everything would sound mediocre using the relatively poor source.  Conversely, a great, clean recording through the car radio sounds better than a murky recording through a good system.

In 8:13, you make 2 very important points.  First, I've not heard the Dominus, but components I know with midrange preference because of comparative HF rolloff show loss of resolution in the midrange and HF.  This is because HF contain harmonics of the midrange fundamental, so any HF rolloff will subtract these harmonics which are part of the tone of the instrument or voice, therefore less total information revealed, such as the precision of the percussionist.  Second and even more important, because of greater resolution, you get the total content of the music at a lower volume level than needed with a less resolving component.  If you need to turn the volume up to loud unnatural levels to get more out of the music, that tells you that the component is not as revealing.  This is another form of distortion because louder than natural is not true to life (this is an axiomatic truth).  You expressed this very well--grey9hound, take note.
Thanks for spilling some of the beans about the great resolution of the Titan.  How are the highs?  Well, I guess you will have to do a single blinded test with your buddies, since only you will know which amp is being played, unless your wife does the switching so that you can be blinded also.  I should further clarify what I mean by a great soundstage from an accurate amp.  Say the recording stage is 50 feet deep and there are 10 rows of musicians from front to back.  The accurate amp will reveal the exact 10 layers of depth which is 50 feet.  If an amp makes it sound like 300 feet depth, that is not accurate or true to life, and each of the 10 layers will sound fuzzy and bloated.  (This is like magnifying any picture--it is blurry, so you enjoy the picture more at its smaller size.  I know you like big screens for movies, but that works only if the resolution is greater for the bigger screen.)  You might even hear only 5 layers, with several layers being amorphously gelled together.  Big depth of field, but what good is that if everything is fuzzy?  So hopefully the Titan's great resolution is letting you hear more layers each of which are precisely focused with great clarity, not blurred and magnified.
In my set-up the 5Se has imaging in spades, wide, deep, three dimensional and highly focused that draws you into the musical performance. The lower octaves of the vocal band are fully reproduced. The image was also layered allowing you to hear the front to back and side to side space between performers and instruments clearly.   
Replacing the ARC with the Luxman produced a smaller image in all respects. Vocals sounded thinner, the sense of space and layering were  far less evident. Violin for example sounded textured and palpable on the ARC and far less so on the Luxman. 
The Luxman had better resolve of the lower bass and that was the only area that it bested the 5SE.  
The group of listeners ranged from very experienced to little experience listening to music and when asked which pre. was better the votes were unanimous and when asked my most important criteria - which one draws you into the music the ARC was also the clear winner. Now this is the critical footnote. The Luxman or the ARC may be the better preamp in ANY given system. In mine it is clearly the ARC. In a different set-up, it may be the Luxman. That's the synergy of the cast of characters in any system. 
The Reference 40 had similar characteristics to the 5SE. Notable differences were the lower bass had much better resolve. Images were far more three dimensional and more focused. The decay of notes to the lowest audible levels of the performance was also easily followed where the 5Se masked those qualities. Just better in all respects.  I should also add that the 5SE and the REF 40 had Synergistic Research fuses installed otherwise they were stock.       
Much Thanks! for sharing. I concur- the ARC Ref5SE is very special at its price-point on the demo/used market.  How much does the Ref10/Reference 40 cost in comparison?  Happy Listening!
Let’s remember one thing: audio research has always been awesome with many different amplifiers. In my opinion, the Luxman 900u preamp is made for the 900u amp. The one amp that sounded amazing with the 900u preamp was the Rowland 925s.
I still think there’s no better preamp than the ref10. I say it not only because of what it does, but because it works amazingly with many different amps. I said it before, I think only the replacement of the ref10 will be able to unseat my ref10. When I first heard it in my system, it took SECONDS for me to know i was listening to something special. Every other preamp I’ve heard sounds smaller, soundstage Is collapsed and just doesn’t engage you.
Even if some of you might call it “euphonic”, it is one hell of an euphonic experience let me tell you.

ref10 avg street price is around $15,000 but expect that to go up to about $17k now that the retail price went up. Audio research can’t come up with a better preamp.