I would also look at some of the classic American tube integrated amps being offered by Mapleshade. They have been rebuilt by a very competent hand.
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It is hard to go wrong with the Primaluna and Cayin integrateds. If you are patient and fast (when they appear) you can get a Primaluna Prologue One on AGon. I use one now as an alternative to my big Cayin which is outside of your price goal. It is dead simple to use and tube life is long. They are rugged - mine is one of the first year edition models and has never blipped. Not once. FWIW I use 6L6GC's in it in preference to the EL34's which it comes with but most folks like the EL34's. Lots of reviews out there on this as well. Resale is not a problem if you ever want more.