quad ss or tube is nice.
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If you don't have alot of money to spend, get yourself an Aragorn 2004. I couldn't believe the synergy with the Quads. Yes, tubes are nice. Power is nice. Something with around 50-100 watts per side is nice. I liked my Cary SLM70's pretty well. You really want a dynamic amp though. If only one could afford CAT's!
I am using a Rogue Cronus with my Quad 2805s. It is an EL34/KT77 based amp and seems to be a great match and an excellent value. Mine is wired in triode and puts out about 30 - 35 wpc. If you look into the Cronus, consider having Mark O'Brien do the upgrades including caps, resistors, power supplies, wires, tube sockets, triode operation.
I auditioned the Quads with Mac SS gear, which was a little more dynamic and tighter bass, but seemed a bit flat and lacking dimensionality.