Quicksilver m 60 ,cary rocket, Rogue magnum(I think)in that order. But really hard to recommend w/o knowing your other components and your room. Maybe you should just go listen to a few....
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you may find your price range slightly limitting, but there are deals to be found!
i'm somewhat biased toward cj gear, but my short list would include:
C-J Premier 11a
Rogue Audio 88 Magnum
Jolida JD 502B or JD302B (great sounding integrated amp for the money)
i've had experience with all the above and my favorite remains the Prem11a. A little more than you're looking to spend (you can prolly find a deal on a used one for around $1400). I think you'll find it has that midrange bloom & magic you're looking for.
Your price range is definitely limiting. If I were you, I'd look for the VAC PA100.100 which can be had around $1500 to $1700. Considering it lists for $4K and there are many out there, it's a very underrated amp. It also have the full bloom glory that you are looking for.
I have seen the lowly Auricle from VAC a little cheaper and perhaps the Avatar integrated.
In your price range you could get a brand new AMC CVT-2100as. It's an 80wpc hybrid design (jfet input/kt88 output) Before getting one of these I had the Quicksilver Silver 90 Mono Amps. The AMC isn't as refined on top as the Quicksilvers, but it has a similar midrange and tighter bass. Whether this works for you will depend on associated gear. The AMC is fan cooled and the fan can be audible when music isn't playing, but the tubes should last a long time.