Ok . No digital needed then. I tried Creek a few years ago and found them a little polite for my tastes. Anyone tried Cambridge amps ? The CX81 looks good. Made in fricken China though. I'm not friends with the chinks at the moment.
Well , to be honest a newer one with a guarantee of some sort as appeals. I've bought about half a dozen used amps before and all have failed in a short period of time. Older ones especially have had dry solder joint problems.