For your consideration: One Art Audio Signature tube amplifier. This unit is a work of art (no pun intended) The EL34 tubes give it that punch usually found in beefier amp and the grace usually reserved for the SET class. This amp has a Sophia 274b rectifier tube, which takes it to another level of warmth detail and dynamics. Please Google for more info as their in plenty out on the net.
This was a tough decision - it's been one of my favorite amps regardless of price and it's a steal at this price. I just don't have time to listen due to my long commute and extended work hours.