Hello again, I see you to are in Scotland. For a desktop solution I tend to agree with poster creditingkarma in suggesting a tube amp. I have the Icon Audio HP8mkii that is excellent with the SP1000m, as it is a good alternative from solid state and many tracks to my ears sound superior but it's all personal taste. Icon are based in the UK also that keeps costs down amongst other things. Tube rolling can be fun (and expensive). Good luck.