lol.... my wife did much the same with a larger sum, I guess some of us are lucky
Oh and as far as recommendations go if you're looking at SS then I will have a balanced beta22 for sale soon that will give you the very transparent sound (possibly the most transparent?) and drive any pair of headphones you could get and still leave you with the majority of $1000 to buy some headphones.... may I suggest the Denon AH-D5000's with the markl mod (done by you or by him).
Originally Posted by sacd lover /img/forum/go_quote.gif To use with what equipment. Depending on your equipment, $2k may be overkill.
You could also look at it as an excuse to upgrade everything else later on.
Does the entire amount have to be spent on an amp? You could pick up another pair of headphones, a used Singlepower and a turntable for that much. I'd suggest considering all your options for a bit before you buy anything.
Don't limit yourself to an amp. It is possible that you could get better performance from a few pieces of gear than just an amp.
Also, tubes play nicely with the blues. I'd look for an amp that glows.