Check out the Audio Research 100.2 it is a solid state amp. It is not as expensive as Rolands, but I love the sweet sound it has.
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I auditioned the Mk-V version of the BEL 1001 monoblock amplifiers last week ($7700/pr) and have new respect for solid state. For about half of this, you can get a "previously heard" Krell FBP 300 (mucho-more-macho) but you lose the monoblock advantage as well as the four channels (in stereo mode) you can apply toward a home-theater setup.
I can only speak for Krell. There service is outstanding. I bought a used FPB 200 from a listing on the Internet. After a few months of use the amp started to smoke and smell. I called Krell and explained what had happened. They asked for the SN# and gave me a Return Authorization Number. They never asked where or how I got the amp. I shipped it to them the next day. I received no phone calls for three weeks, so I called them with my Master Card in hand thinking “This is gonna make a dent! Their service person said “I just left a message on your machine, your amp was shipped this morning” I asked how much! She replied NO Charge!!!!! The amp has been outstanding ever since it was returned. Oh ya did I say a real person answered the phone at KRELL and said Good Morning, not pick from the following menu!