One additional note: the Nakamichi actually produced higher volume levels than the Arcam. This really surprised me and leads me to believe that I definitely need an amp with high current.
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If you find yourself unable to get the stasis gear, though Pas, and Nak have served me quite well; I'd also say to look at dual mono (same box or two box) AAragon (8008 or Palladium) amps.
It also depends what Pas you like. The Alephs I've owned are said to be sweeter than some of the later bigger amps. I've also heard that Classe can do well when Pas is not budget.
Nelson Pass seemingly had zero to do with my beloved Forte' Model 55 (maybe the last thing Forte' made...well after Pass left Threshold), but I think his vibe is in there anyway as it is a GREAT amp for the $400 I paid last year...maybe I can get Pass to sign it for me or wave his hands over it. Also, Adcom amps have served me well so I can second that suggestion...the Mosfet versions can be killer for the money.
I was using a Nak PA-5 and a PA-5 for many years. Then I purchased a Threshold 400a and swapped it in. I am not familiar with comparable Threshold amps the 400a (updated) totally killed those Nak amps. I now know what the is meant by muddy sound and those Nak amps sounded muddy compared to the 400a.
I was shocked at how much better the 400a sounded.