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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I’m wondering how they would do driving difficult loads like the big Wilson’s. 

@carey1110 That depends on the class D amp, like it would if it was a class A amp. Some will do great. IME the Wilsons have a low impedance but otherwise are not hard to drive- no weird phase angles and such.

I was talking about pairing the Atmasphere class D amps with the Wilson Alexx V






I ran Aerial 7b with a pair of Veloce Audio Saetta Hybrid monoblocks. The amps are battery units with a pair of 6H30 tubes on the input to a Hypex class D module. MSRP was $18K, used price is all over the map.

I've owned the Veloce amps for a couple of years now and I've had them on a range of speakers including Altec Lansing, Martin Logans, and my current ProAcs. On the 103dB Altec A7 they were dead quiet, no hiss at all. Same on the Altec Valencias. Plenty of power for most sensible speakers.

(Full Disclosure - I listed them for sale as I'm moving to SET)

Just installed the BHK 300 monoblocks into my refernce system.  I am going to let it play continuously for long stretches before seriously listening.  Nevertheless, before I left this house this morning - with less than 1 hour of playtime - I came away saying "Not bad".  I could hear the clarity and upper end finesse along with the low end heft.  The meat on the bones body and tonality in the upper registers are, as expected, not there yet.  I am excited to hear the sound evolve with continual play.