plus some reading elsewhere it seems like the consensus leads towards tube amp;
audio gd (too many models, which one?)
la figaro 339 - the price is a little steep, what about their cheaper siblings?
hifiman ef-5 - mixed reaction so far, would like to hear more from he500+ ef5 users
magni/modi combo - some people say it's not good enough? and my home uses the UK plug, will that be a problem if i use a cheap adapter instead?
emotiva mini x-100
just help a fellow internet friend here and i wont annoy with these questions again :)
Not all lafigaro or darkvoice amps do well...Only the darkvoice 337 (latest batches!) and the lafigaro 339 match perfectly well with the he500...but u have to be prepared to invest in some tuberolling as well to find the right tubes for u...and in my opinion investing in two high quality powercables doesnt hurt either!