Recommendation for integrated amplifier for Paradigm Studio 20s v.5

Hi All,

My last kid moved out so I'm an empty nester with an extra 10'x16' room that is becoming my office/recording studio.  I would also like to set up a nice music listening area.  I like 70s progressive rock, 60s jazz, and classical. 

I have a pair of Paradigm Studio 20s (version 5), but nothing else.  I heard them thought a Rotel 1520 many years ago and liked the sound.  I recently went to a local audio dealer and tried a Marantz Model 30 and a Moon.  I preferred the detail of the Moon.  However, both were above my budget, which would be $1,000-$2,000 max.  I think I need to go used, but would like some recommendations.  Thanks!!


You may want to look into a Belles Aria Integrated.  New, its slightly higher ($2495) than your budget....but should be worth exploring.

Sheese!  I have no idea why the Font ended up so large!  Not yelling or anything......:)

There’s a Musical Fidelity A1008 for sale for $1000. Great integrated. Was 6k 10-12 years ago. 

Consider the Vincent SV-500 integrated.  You can swap out the preamp tubes as you like although the stock tubes are very good.  Well within budget, very high value, well built, looks good to boot.  But more importantly it sounds good.  I love high value gear like this.  Very smooth and dimensional, more organic (non-sterile) than other gear in this price range.


I almost ordered the ML amp you noted to try room correction, but per the on-sight info I do not own any of the devices required to utilize the "ARC" feature.

I assume that most here do, but all I have is a 4-5 year old iMac and an approx. 9 month old Apple laptop (cost more than the iMac) that has never been used.

No Windows, Smart Phone, iPad et cetera.

Maybe I will purchase one anyway - for future use.