my old and beloved Marantz SR 8002 died (again). After a power supply failure and a repair lat year, now the power amplifier section died (Actually on a home and alone session of MAD MAX Fury Road). How can I now this? Because the front via Superuniti is well and alive. Therefore, it is stereo only in movies for now. I already miss the voice presentation from the N-Cent, which is a clear indication that I 'am not ready to give up on AV. However, I like the HD-Sound Standards in movies very much. So, AV2 is no option. I was thinking of keeping the old Marantz and plug it to the NAP 175, which is still rather expansive and hard to find (around 700 EUR). Those pieces are all around 12 years old. Does it make sense to spend that money on a decade old power amp? Is it possible to refurbish/recap, or somehow refresh the amp?
I 'am grateful for advice...