Closest to pass labs int 250 or x250.8

So I have been reading all types of sources on the net to find a consensus on the best performing power source currently out here.

Pass Labs int 250 and the x250.8 amp seem to be at the top of the list in the $12,000 /$10,000 range.

Unfortunately, That is too rich for my pocket. I am look at used or refurbished but it might be a while before I find one at a price I can handle.

From what I hear they both handle highs very well. I don't want a power source that produces bright highs. My ears can't  take it. 

My question is... What power source can get me the closest to the sound of the Pass Labs without their price tags?

I have power Hungary Revel F-52's and I do like to play my music loud at times. So I want the 250 wpc or so.

Current power source is an HK 990 intetgrated. And the highs seem to be to bright or slightly muffled depending on the settings.

I'm trying to find something I can enjoy for a long, long time. Not interested in constant flipping of components. 

Thanks for your help.


Thanks for all the great information everyone

I'm looking at a Coda CSiB integrated. I would love the Pass but the INT-250 and the X250.8 are too rich for my wallet.

If I went with a Coda CSX amp what would be a good match as far as a pre-amp?

 I hear a lot of positive things about matching a tube pre-amp and a SS amp. Would that hold true here? 

Tube preamp will work fine with the CSX, as long as you run single ended.
The CSX has an input impedance of 50Kohm via RCA inputs, but only 1Kohm through XLR inputs.

A used VAC Standard LE preamp would probably make a nice match with the CSX, or Cary SLP-98 if you are looking for a bit more warmth.
Jafant..... I owned emotiva xpa 5,  ATI signature 6003, Anthem P5. Like you I have Revel speakers but different model F208.

I own and endorse Thiel loudspeakers. I did not care for Revel.
Happy Listening!