The Soundcraftsmen Power Amplifier (MA 5002) that I have been using in my "secondary system" since the 1970's must be replaced. The preamp in this system is from the early 1980's so I plan to replace it as well. I've decided for the sake of "simplicity" to purchase an integrated amp. Since this is not my primary system I'd like to keep the cost to $2,000 but in any event no more than $2,500. The other components in this system are Bang & Olufsen Beovox M-100 Loudspeakers, Rega Appollo CD Player, Panamax Max 5100 Line Conditioner, and Tara Labs Interconnects. I plan to use a Shunyata Sidewinder Power Cable. Since there are so many "rave reviews" of so many integrated amps, and since I can't audition each one in my home, how do I decide what to purchase? What would be a good match with the other components in the system? I tend to listen to music fairly loud, and I'm somewhat concerened that some of the units that I'm thinking of purchasing may not provide enouh power (especially since I do not know the sensitivity of the B & O's). I am thinking of purchasing one ofthe following four units.
1) Marantz PM-15s1G
2) Simaudio Moon i-1
3) Vincent SV-236 Mark 2
4) Naim Nait 5i
Does anyone have any thoughts on any of these units? Which one of these (or any other) will be a good match for this system? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks...