need transparent hi-rez powerful integrated
I'm looking for a hi-end but somewhat affordable integrated amp in $2000-$2500 used. In my present system,
I have a JAS Audio Array 2.1 (805/300B) which I use to drive the midbass,midrange, and tweeters in my custom speakers (these are similar to Legacy Focus using Eton drivers). I also have a Consonance Calaf which drives the 2X12" NHT woofers per speaker. When I want to push the spl's or have heavier, denser music, I will run the Calaf full range. My source is a Consonance SACD 2.0. I plug these into a PS Audio P-600. (If I'm using the JAS, then I plug the Calaf into the wall).
This setup is quite good but, I'd like to simplify. I don't want to crawl behind the rack and swap cables and I'd like to get away from a full tube amp (and the heat and lack of a remote control). Sound-wise, I really don't have any complaints. NOW, audio gurus, what I am hoping to find is one (or a pair such as the Pathos Classic Ones)
amp(s) that has power and control (the speakers are quite efficient/mid 90's spl/1W), is HIGHLY resolving with exceptional focus, and is VERY transparent. My speakers already walk a fine line between detail and brightness so
that must be considered and the Eton metal dome mids can get aggressive with the wrong component/cable/recording; nothing too mid-forward. I'm quite happy using a hybrid amp but, as I've mentioned, I don't want a full tube amp any longer.
Power cords are Fusion Audo Enchanters, IC's are Creative Cable Concepts 12.0, and I have wired the speakers inside and out with Anti-cables. I have removed the speaker binding posts and connected these directly to the crossovers.
Please keep in mind that I wish to spend about $2000 (or less) but may be able to spend $2500 reluctantly. Thanks so much for your help.