Well maybe someone may have a different opinion since I haven't heard ALL the SET amplifiers out there but of the one's I have heard over the years, going up to 50 watts, I have yet to hear one convincingly reproduce large scale orchestral music, excepting perhaps the Lamm's which DO bass very well but are quite expensive and out of your price range. What SETs do well they do VERY well but IME they have limitations for your music of choice. I would think at your budget point you would be generally better off with a PP tube amplifier for this type of music along with some of the OTL and SS offerings. Audition with your speakers would be mandatory if going with a tube amplifier. They all behave differently with different loads. The EE's on this site may be able to better answer specific questions relative to YOUR speaker and a specific amplifier and how the two might behave together. Works and ideally suited are not the same and IMHO the most important constant of a system is the interaction of the amplifier and speakers.
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