It might be best to stick with what you know and love rather than experiment with the unknown and be disappointed.
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It might be best to stick with what you know and love rather than experiment with the unknown and be disappointed."
I have to agree. The D200, 300 and 400's were some very good sounding amps. They've been out of production for quite some time now but I remember how much I used to like them. Do you have somewhere that you can bring the amp in and at least see if it can be fixed for a reasonable price?
I would definitely consider it. I haven't heard one but it looks like an extremely nice component. For you, I don't its a question of it being good or bad. Its likely to be very different than what you are used to. Cleaner, more power, more detail, transparent etc.. It will do the "audiophile" stuff better. That said, I like your idea of going with an integrated. I think it can work out very well for you. Don't forget, going that route will get you a new preamp as well. Personally, I feel the preamp is the more important of the 2. (Assuming you don't really mess up your choice of amp.)
If you are open to different brands, 2 other integrates come to mind. I don't think its still in production, but CJ made a great SS integrated. Even if its no longer in production, its not that old. I'm pretty sure the model was CA-200. Its just a great, all around integrated. The other is a BAT 300x. Can't go wrong with that one either. I feel that these 2 integrateds may be a "safer" pick in that they would probably sound more like you current amp and preamp.