I would buy the one you heard and you know you like.
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Unlikely you'll find anyone who has experience with both amps and you've received good advice so far. Finding something that really excites you when you hear it is the best possible reason to buy something.
Having said that, I have a Cary Sli-80 F1 and couldn't be happier. Great build quality and aesthetics, easy to bias and can handle a wide range of tubes that let you tailor the sound to what appeals to you.
Go with your heart, this isn't an intellectual exercise.