Hello all. I'm a former owner of a Moon i5.3 integrated amp that died. My options for warranty service include a fully decked out i3.3 for free, or a B stock i7 which will cost me an additional $2k Canadian dollars total. Current speakers are B&W 804S. I suspect my original i5.3 blew fuses due to me being hard of hearing, and living in a location that allows me to really turn it up on occasion. It basically blew a fuse about every 6 months or so, and was extremely well ventilated.
My main concern is spending additional $2k for an integrated amp from 2007. Is it worth it? I realize only my ears will tell the story for me albeit I'd like to hear from others that might have some experience with these two integrated amps.
Any comments, suggestions or advice please. Please note these are my only two options since it seemed silly to spend $ for a 340i was basically has the same sonic qualities as the i3.3 with a somewhat "prettier" external look.
Thanks in advance.