fix it. It is still a very good amp. Sonics are still hard to beat. updating should push it further than most amps.
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I also have a DA-80, mildly improved (caps, resistors) by Stax during the early 80s when Mike Detmer was there. Great amp, not the greatest bottom end, but overall very pleasant. See what it would cost to fix and what upgrades are available. Mine has been sitting in the box for 15 years. You have inspired me to give it a listen. Fond memories.
Very nice amp. Very clear sound, but little headroom. Also, runs very very hot. I had a different model, but you could fry an egg on the top of it. This amount of heat has adverse effects on the parts inside, especially after a number of years in use. It may need quite an overhaul to really get the best out of it again. It would make a fun project to replace all the caps, resistors and wiring with the latest types to see how it may improve. Just my thoughts. Good luck.