Hey gang, Finally joined the forum, I've been lurking and reading for the past two years. Thanks to all the members here for all the knowledge I've gained reading up on past discussions. Anyway, onto the question at hand... I'm interested in getting a dedicated power amp. I'm currently using an Eico ST-70 but I'm not using the integrated phono stage, I'm using the one in my Apt-Holman pre which I find to be pretty impressive. I've had a few other integrated tubers (Fisher KX-200 and Dynaco SCA-35) as I tend to value the warmer side of things I also love to experiment, mix and match. I'm considering picking up a SS amp to see how it suits me and maybe trying to tube preamps down the road. So where to start? Something like the NAD 2200 seems like a safe starting point. Phase Linear 400 also caught my eye. I listen exclusively to vinyl on this system. All over the map from classical to jazz to rock, etc. I like a clean but warm tone profile. Currently running some Totem Arros and have a pair of JBL L40s for rock'n out. Let me know if you've got any suggestions for vintage solid state amps under $500 (less is always better) that fit the bill. More reliable, less finicky is also a plus. Thanks!