Excellent Solid State or Hybrid Monoblocks Recommendations

I am interested in staying under 15k for a pair of high performing monoblocks, sold state or hybrid, to acquire. 

My current system is an Aric Audio Motherlode preamp, a Space-Tech super tube rectifier, Teac NT-505 modded dac, outboard clock, Aerial Acoustic 7T modded speakers, ENIGMAcoustics Sopranino supertweeters, Grover Huffman Pharoah biwire speaker cables, Zavfino Silver Dart interconnects, Melco 6TB server, Melco CD transport, Waversa Reference USB filter between the cd transport and server, Waversa Reference LAN filter, Synergistic Research active grounding block, and Synergistic Research Ethernet Switch UEF.

My modded JC1 monoblocks sound heavenly.  However, I am having issues with no sound coming out of 1 channel.  My modded PassLab X250.5 amps sound really good but lack the top end sparkle, air and litheness of the Parasounds JC1s.   I am gonna fire back up my Canary CA-160 modded tube monoblocks but am not wild about the tube maintenance requirements.


So, I seek another pair of monoblocks that excel in clarity, balance across the frequency spectrum but also present upper registers with delicacy, spaciousness, and nice instrument separation.  I am looking at Audio Van Alstine 750 wpc monoblocks and the Thrax black monoblocks up for sale here on Audiogon.  Other suggestions? 

Thanks in advance.

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OP if you are looking for sparkle tube dac or tube cd player might be the answer. I own Andra Eaggleston speakers power hungry , tried many amps parasound JC 1, Krell, Lecinsons, Pass Labs, BAT. Only the tsakadiris tube mono Apollon made them sing. They are made from Greece. Iam not sure if you can still find them.

You already own the answer - get the JC1s checked out and serviced if necessary or track down why you lose signal. They are excellent and you already own them!


I agree with you, unless he's tired of the ever increasing cost of electricity. If so, the LSA Voyager Gan 350 is dual mono really good stock, but you can send to Ric @ EVS for mods

@ wspohn at this moment I have my Ric-modded LSA Voyager GAN amplifier inserted in my reference system.  It sounds quite good actually.

Do PS Audio BHK 300 monoblock amps require a 20 amp line?  If not require one would the sound better with one? Or is a 15 amp line sufficient?