How about a high quality headphone system as an alternative?
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Second the Mira or even the newer Rega R integrated, both will embarrass your 'usual suspects'. Not familiar with the Teac line personally, but I know them to make nicer stuff in the higher lines.
The vintage Sansui amp suggestion is correct along with Luxman, Tandberg and Yamaha, however......they will experience capacitors past their prime and perhaps other glitches such as bad pots. Also, some of the speaker terminals were designed with 18 and 20 gauge speaker wire in mind and are a pain in the arse to work with.
I had a Nova 125SE, replaced it with an Ayre AX-7e and finally a Rogue Audio Sphinx.
The Nova lacked details and extension. The Ayre was most neutral with good extension and great details, but was not engaging. Very good for analyzing but not the best for enjoying the music.
The Sphinx was not quite as detailed or extended as the Ayre, but was far more engaging. It was hard to analyze the performance with the Sphinx as it kept pulling me into the music.
The Sphinx is very musical. A used one is a bit more than your budget but in my opinion worth it.