arc vt70 with magnepans

I have an Audio Research LS5 MKII fully balanced that is a spare from my two main systems

was in my local dealer and for $2k he has a hybrid ARC VT70
it sounded beautiful and was driving magneplaner (1.6? 2k versions) sounded great

would you recommend this or something else ARC or other similar priced, balanced to go with my system in a bedroom setup