Best thing to do is keep an open mind and shop around. On the used market a Rotel RB-1090 (380WPC 8 ohms, 700WPC into 4 ohms is around $999, like this one (http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....1090-amplifier
) that amp is regarded as one of the "best buys" in high end audio. I have a friend who owns one and I have borrowed it to power my massive B&W Matrix 800 speakers and liked it very much. If you think you need more power Rotel made a RB-1092 (500wpc into 8ohms and 1000wpc into 4ohms) I owned that amp for two years and liked it as well. Though similar model names they are very different in design from each other.