I'm devastated. My good old 1991 Rega Elex Mk1 died last night and makes this big buzzing sound that doesn't sound any good. I'd spent a lot of money to get it repaired earlier this year. It worked a charm for a few months until it started doing this suddenly yesterday. I don't think it's worth taking it to the workshop again. So I'm having to replace this warm, accurate, sober box with a unique sense of rhythm and music in general. I'd paired it with AE109s MK1 a long time ago and they got on pretty well. I must say I also own a Cambridge 540R V3, which isn't bad, far from it, but when it comes to playing music, it's nowhere near the older classic. One's a proper HiFi amp and the other one's a big AV amp that can do music, but not as well as the Rega, no surprise. I am asking myself what to buy to replace the old Elex. I have several integrated amps in mind but failing to be able to walk into a shop here in Paris to listen to them, I've come here to seek advice. I was thinking Elex R vs Cambridge CXA81, but also I would like to have your opinion about the Brio R, for instance. For a 36W amp, the old Elex sounded like it had a lot more power, even compared with the 100W 540R. The Rega has more authority, kind of holds the speakers better than the 540. Voices sound a lot better with the Rega, which is no surprise, and despite the power gap, the old Elex gives you this impression that the size of instruments is larger. Generally speaking, the Rega sounded bigger and less "boxy" than the Cambridge. The bottomline is with the Cambridge, I kept trying to spot faults, as opposed to the Rega, where I simply focused on music. So, in your opinion, which amp is it that could give me the same pleasure in the future? Many thanks in advance for your help!