Why would someone pay $800 for your amp if it needs a $1,100 repair? How much would it be worth if you have the repair done, and then sell it in good condition?
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Even if you pay the $1,100 to have your ML 331 repaired, it still makes more economic sense to do so than sell it as-is for $800. You'd only need to sell the repaired 331 for $1,900 to equal a net $800 and I believe you could sell it for at least $2,300 if you advertise it as having a recent ML authorized dealer service checkup with new power supply caps installed with the documentation to prove it.
I also think you'll find it's much easier to sell an amp that's in perfect working order than one that is not. Who knows? You may even decide to keep it if you request upgraded caps.
@ebm,, g_nakamoto, and scorpio 1951, as roberjerman says, maybe someone who is handy with a soldering iron might be interested in a good deal. I have no interest in tearing into it. Even if I shipped it off to the service center I have no interest in keeping it, have moved on. Also have to figure in the shipping cost back and forth to the service center, at least $200.
The facts are you have a 26 year old amp of decent quality that's so old that its large power supply capacitors are likely to begin leaking. the amp will soon be worthless and you'll have a mess on your hands. The typical symptoms of this condition are that one channel has issues, it shortly after goes completely out and then your other channel follows the same pattern once all caps leak their fluid.
If you've decided not to fix the amp, the truth is you have very limited options:
Sell it for whatever you can get before the inevitable mess occurs.
Donate it to a museum.
Use it as a boat anchor.
Use it as a 112 pound door stop.
A better, more interesting and more useful forum question for you to ask would have been: What amp should you choose to replace it with?
The facts are you have a 26 year old amp of decent quality that's so old that its large power supply capacitors are likely to begin leaking. the amp will soon be worthless and you'll have a mess ...Actually that's not even remotely factual. Leaky caps don't render a fine amplifier "worthless." A car shouldn't be exiled to a junkyard because it has worn tires.