New forum poster here. I did not know where to turn.
I would like some advice on whether or not to fix my amp or buy a new one. Here is my setup:
Main power amp: Sony STRDA9000ES Channel Power Rating : 7.1 Channel Power Rating: 200W x 7 Amp Power (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, THD 0.15%)
Processor: Marantz AV7005
Speakers: 7.2 system
Room: Dedicated (pics below)
Problem: My Sony Amp retailed for around 6k when I bought it. I was able to get a crazy deal on it and have been using it to power my system. I am very happy with how it sounds when matched with the Marantz. A few days ago I got a Protect 11 error on the amp and have been unable to fix the issue. Sony will fix this amp for $945 flat rate. This price includes shipping and tax. Flat rate no matter the issue.
Should I fix this amp or get replace it with the Marantz MM8077 ($2240 +gst) or the Integra DTA 70.1 ($1840 +gst) or something is that range?
I realize that a good amp should last "a lifetime" and the processor is what is usually upgraded with new tech. I would very much appreciate the input.