Presently I have a Bel Canto S300iUSB and ARCAM A65+ paired with an old but cherished set of JMLab 3.1 Dalines. I just received my new MG 12 and am in need of some additional current to help my Maggies move some air when using the S300iu as my MacPro as a source. I need to find a nice sounding power amp that would go with the Bel Canto so I can keep my ARCAM with the JMLabs as a second system - or sell them to help fund a nicer amp. Anyone have the amp I need?
I have been using McCormack amps with my Maggies and they really get the job done nicely. A DNA-1 would be in your budget and really make the 12's sing. I am using a fully modded DNA-225 with my 3.5's and couldn't be more pleased with the combo.
I auditioned the BAT VK-55 tubes with my ARCAM A65. It lacked in bass with the Maggies but did warm up the mids. My thought is to add the BAT VK-220 power amp then down the road add in their VK-3i preamp when money permits.