I've been trying to decide on a good amp as well. I've seen mixed messeages. Some people tout the awesomeness of tube amps, but others say that low impedance cans like Denons don't work as well with tube amps. Then again, many say that low impedance phones work great with the higher quality tube amps.
I've also seen recommendations for the Meier line of amps and the Gilmore lite and GS-1. I was thinking about getting, say, the Meier Arietta. However, I'd definitely go for a tube amp like the Bada PH12, the MG Head DT/OTL MKIII, or maybe a Darkvoice if it'd be better in the long run.
It just seems like one can buy a better quality tube amp for less money than a solid state one of similar quaility.
Any more experienced people out there have some sage advice?