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Best Sounding used amplifier under 1000???
Adcom 5803's are nice 
Musical Fidelity A300cr.
If you are talking about the A300 integrated, I had one for the 30 day trial from Audio Advisor and really liked it. It was not rolled off in the highs to my ears (like some reviews have said), but actually very forward. The tone was superb (horns... 
ARC...D-90B or D-115MKII? - Driving Maggie 1.6s
I am driving my 1.6's with Rogue 120 Magnums (120 watts tube) and have just enough power to rock pretty good. I do not know anything about the ARC amps, but from my experience I recommend the tightest bass and the smoothest highs with all your equ... 
IC's for Rogue Audio
I am using Nordost Blue Heaven everywhere in my system (Rega 2000 CD, Rogue 99 and 120-Magnums, Magnepan 1.6QR) and there is a little too much bass and midbass, which I like, but unfortunetly the high end is a little thin. It is still a very sweet... 
ARC VT-100 MK II vs. Sonic Frontiers Power 2
my impressions (strictly from reading the magazines) is thatthe ARC is one of the best and most well rounded amplifiers made, and that the Sonic Frontiers, though competent, is somewhat uninvolving. Again, I have not heard either but read a lot of... 
Musical Fidelity A300 or VTL IT 85 for Mag 1.6QR
to clarify my first message, My CD source was a Rega 2000 and turntable was LP12 with K9 cartridge, wire was Kimber 8TC and interconnects were older Tara (I forget which but has been smooth on other items) 
Musical Fidelity A300 or VTL IT 85 for Mag 1.6QR
I tried the A300 with my 1.6's and it did sound very nice but had a forward sound. Coronets sounded like you could crawl into it the sound was so big, I do not want to sound negative because the TONE was very sweet on that same Coronet. Piano had ... 
Rogue Audio or Mcintosh
The Rogue is a very competent performer from top to bottom and has a little of the classic tube sound (which I like) the Magnum upgrade gets you a big step up in performance with much more detail and definition, to the point where they just about ...