We have auditioned the Reference 3A with Almaro integrated (SET) amp. I think in a medium sized room, the Almaro/3A would make an excellent combination. The setup below is musical to my ears. You may noticed the speaker orientation in the opposite side of L & R. Regardless, it sounds good.
The picture was taken from one of our NY Audio Rave gatherings. You cannot expect too much from a set amp but this one rocks!