Need help deciding which power amp to buy.

I am looking for a power amp in the $5K price range or less with balanced inputs to use with a Raysonic CD-168 CD player and Alon Lotus Elite speakers (these are identical to the Alon Viper II). Would appreciate any thoughts and suggestions.
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In reviews and shows where Carl has set up this model, I've seen references to
deHavilland Aries 845-G:

ahh... but they're more than 5k and not balanced... never mind.
Thanks both of you for your suggestions. I am now considering maybe a class D amp with balanced inputs like a Nuforce, Bel Canto, ARC or maybe a Cary. Just have to narrow it down on what will be the best one to go with.
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