Joe You could always go back to Reno Hi Fi, and buy a used XA.5 amp.
If you really wanted your sound back. Newer is not always better for everyone.
I've been looking and if the right piece comes along, I may jump.
Based on the opinions of a few friends with new X350.8 amps, I am willing to give the new point 8 series a chance. I will be making the rounds to hear their systems and will have a better point of view soon in familiar systems. They are blown away with the performance of that amp, so I am comfortable picking the new series.