How much power and price? These are neat: http://www.linn.co.uk/chakra/
I have two Linn 5125s in my bedroom system running (I am triamping my front Ninkas and biamping my Trikan). I think the amp is great for a bedroom system. Plenty of power, great Linn sound. You can find good examples for relatively cheap on Audiogon - probably in the $1250 - 1450 price range. Also, the amp automatically goes into standby mode, which is a nice feature. The only downside is the amp runs fairly hot. I have to admit, I am biased to Linn Products. If your friend gets one, be sure the BFA connectors are included.