Doing some research for a friend again that was replacing his Bose speakers in this thread
He's been using a borrowed amp to get up and running and is ready to purchase one of his own. He'll be pushing his Dynaudio DM 2/7s using his Oppo 980 as a CD player. The room is small at 10x12 so no need for anything wild and crazy. He would like to get something a little beefier than needed in case he moves the setup to a larger room down the road. Trying to stay under $500. I've been doing a bit of research (because I enjoy it) and have narrowed the choices down to the following
New Integrated amps:
Music Hall A15.3 Integrated
NAD C 326BEE Integrated
New/Used amps (will need a preamp eventually but can wait)
Parasound HCA-1000 (other HCAs are a possibility too)
Musical Fidelity M1 PWR
I've heard nothing but good about the Music Hall integrateds and obviously Parasounds and B&Ks get a lot of love around here. Just looking for some good old Polkie input on things that can easily be eliminated from the list or things I've overlooked completely. I'll probably try to get him to audition at least 2 or 3 of these so looking for some input to narrow down the list even further.
The Dyn's are 4 ohm BTW.