There are better amps for about $1K but they would be used. Is that acceptable?
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Roggae, what is it about the 302b that you don't like? As an owner of a 302b, I can attest to its being a high-value tube integrated, and very good for its price range. You can get a different sound within your budget, but I wouldn't put Cayin or Consonance or some of the other sub-$1000 offerings head and shoulders above the 302b. For that, IMHO, you need to pony up more cash.
If I were you I'd either keep saving for a significant step up, or save the cash and stick with the 302b.
I agree with Sufentanil. Anything in your $900 price range will basically be a sideways move from the 302B.
Depending on your goals for the change in amplification, you might contact Undwerwood HiFi and find out what mods they would install for your $900. It'd result in improved clarity and frequency extension...perhaps also some improved bass clarity.
Otherwise, I'd save your money until you can afford a significant upgrade.