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Integrated amp for Sonus Faber olympica nova 1
You might find the Circle Labs A200 interesting. Here's a thread on Audiogon where owners share their opinions.  
Transients hurting my ears on hifi solid state amps
You might like the Konus Audio Integrale, coming from someone who primarily listens to vacuum tube amps.  
NEED TO REPLACE OLD FAITHFUL- WHICH AMP. SHOUD I CHOOSE
You might like the Circle Labs M200 (https://www.circlelabs.eu/m200_en). Great amp.  
Recommendation for low to normal level listening a 13.5' x 21' x 8' room
You might enjoy making the trip to Nashville one afternoon and hearing a few options in my studio. I primarily carry horns and field coil dipoles, both of which sound right up your alley.   Cheers, Colin   https://gestalt.audio  
Sternklang Cables
Ah, but what it reproduces is music!  
Pearl Acoustics Sibelius vs Horning Hybrid Aristotle
Hi, I’ll start by mentioning that I carry Horning Hybrid loudspeakers (https://gestalt.audio) so please take what I write with the appropriate amount of salt.   Horning is quite special. No crossover, very efficient (happy with a few watts in av... 
Hybrid amps with bipolar output
Circle Labs (https://www.circlelabs.eu/index_en) offers hybrid designs that have BJTs in the output stage. The topology is a little different than a typical hybrid though. Nice amps.  
Purely analog pre or intergrated amps
Sure, there are lots out there that are pure analog. The Konus Audio Integrale 2000 is a particularly nice all-analog integrated option in that budget.    
Sideways move?
re: Circle Labs A200: here is a thread on Audiogon with owners sharing their opinions: https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/circle-labs-a200-integrated-amplifier-review-it-will-appeal-to-both-t   It also won the Positive Feedback Writers’ Choi... 
Sideways move?
The Circle Labs A200 is a good choice for your Ardens and will give you power without compromising the sonics you're currently enjoying.   If you'd like to venture out into speakers instead, the Horning Hybrid Zeus or Aristotle are worth conside... 
Looking for a preamp with XLR connections
You might like the Circle Labs P300: https://www.circlelabs.eu/p300_en  
Meitner MA3 amp/integrated suggestions
The TRON Electric Convergence is a solid state amplifier made by a company that produces extraordinary single ended triode amplifiers. It's a remarkable amp, and makes me want to listen. I can't say that about most solid state, especially in this ... 
High Current Integrated Options for Manger Speakers
You might find the Circle Labs A200 interesting. Here's a thread on Audiogon where owners share their opinions, and here's a comment specifically about Circle Labs and Manger (link): I am a very proud owner of a Circle Labs A200.  To say it has ... 
compare Meze Empyrean with Focal Stellia
Why not the Meze Liric? Closed, with the Meze sound.  
My last Integrated Amp: $5-10,000?
You might like the Circle Labs A200. Check out the owner's thread here on Audiogon: https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/circle-labs-a200-integrated-amplifier-review-it-will-appeal-to-both-t