If it were me, I would do as much of the recondition myself as I could. The knobs can be removed with an allen wrench, then get some spray contact cleaner in there. Buy the tubes, and replace them, then, think about keeping it. I have a 7.1 pre myself that I can't bear to part with. It has a wonderful phono section, and I still swap mine with my ARC SP 9 MKII. Counterpoint preamps were great products, and complete upgrades are still available from Michael at Alta Vista. You never know, you may decide to split out your HT and 2 channel systems. If you do as much of the fixup yourself as you can, you'll have a good-to-go preamp already.
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