Jim, while I haven't heard the Stratos, it seems to be very well regarded. In an integrated, the Plinius 8200 is an excellent choice. If you want separates, I'd have to recommend the new PS Audio HCA-2 power amp as a strong candidate. I bought one new from the Stereo Trading Outlet for $1400 recently. PS Audio's website has a lot of information about this amp and I have found their product description to be accurate. It is a stunning value that changed my idea of what was possible at this price. Paired with something like an Adcom GTP-750, Rogue 66, or similar high quality/value product purchased used, you could have extremely fine sound for around your 2k. price point.
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