Isaiah - if you are looking for solid state and don't mind a combined dac/amp unit - then I would really recommend the NFB15.32 from Audio-gd. Full bodied, very powerful, and really clean background. I still regard it as one of the best value amp/dacs in the sub $250 range. Has outputs so you can use the 15.32's dac only, and then add a tube amp of your choice. Win-win.