Have you thought about getting the Rotel, repaired and refurbished?
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I'd look into getting the Rotel repaired. If it's not possible or too expensive, I'd take a look at the Emotiva line of amplifiers. I had a RMB-1095 and still have an Emotiva XPA-5 Gen II. Both are fine for home theater and I'd describe them as more similar than different. The Rotel (and a RMB-1075) left my system(s) a long time ago, but I still use the Emotiva for surround duty in my 2nd system. I wouldn't recommend either for critical music listening, but for your stated purpose, Emotiva fits the bill and your budget nicely if the Rotel can't be repaired.
I have been trying lots of different equipment in the lower/mid cost of the audio world. Right now I am using a couple of Arcam FMJ amps. I had been using some Rotel amps but wanted to try a little more power in my system. Still using a Rotel or Parasound Pre depending on my mood. I like both. I am doing this more for music at the moment since I am getting ready to build my home theater system. If you really like the Rotel I would try fixing or audition a new one. But then again sometimes the fun is playing with new toys. I would think Parasound might be a good choice as well. I had tried NAD But didn't really like it with the speakers I was using. I am currently using some KEF R100s and Dali Ikon 6. Good luck shopping