Try to find a good used Creek 5350. It does what you are asking for.
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You make a valid point. In this case, though, I can come up with a couple of reasons that tubes may not be the best choice. Price and music choice. For $1000, I'm having a hard time coming up with something that will suit needs.
"I listen to a lot of jazz, experimental noise music (lots of skronking), and electronic music, so I'd appreciate something that can handle rhythm properly and won't turn beat-driven music into a haze."
Yes, his speakers may be pre tube, but his music probably pre and post; well, I really don't know. Now that I think about it, what the hell is experimental noise music anyway, (skronking or otherwise)? lol. My spell checker doesn't even know. I have to go with SS on this one. You wouldn't have a tube amp the OP can borrow to experiment with? Maybe?