Looking for new amp to replace trusty Marantz PM-53
My trusty Marantz PM-53 has decided to pack up after 17 years. The right hand channel has next to no volume no matter the volume level while the left hand channel works fine.
Is it likely to be worth repairing given its age or should i wave it off tearfully and get something new?
My knowledge of amps is fine up to 1999 but somewhat ropey in recent years as I found looking through eBay every item I was interested in was probably classed as "vintage".
I listen mostly to rock and the current system is Marantz CD48, NAD533 turntable and Tannoy DC6000 Bi-Wired using Nordost Super flatline.
I've narrowed my list of replacements to Yamaha S500, Marantz 6004 if buying new or second hand Arcam Alpha 8 or 9, or is there anything else I should look out for?
Thanks in advance.