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Why are you staying with an integrated? Have you considered getting separate BAT pre and BAT amps? Or get a BAT pre and add to another solid state, like Pass or a Luxman? It really depends on whether you want the next evolution, or a whole other type of sound.
If you really have it down to 2 integrated units, can you do a home demo? Even with shipping and a restock fee, it may be worth it.
I actually have been considering separates. At the price point of the 509u or the 590Aii I could get some nice units. I guess the main reason I like integrated units is that the manufacture has complete control to ensure that both the pre and amp stages are optimized to work together. Also get cable clutter and cabling costs.
BTW how do you like the Rex?