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I did a quick search on Music Direct (and for the record, I have no affiliation with MD) & this is one of the amps that came up.


MD does have a 60 day no questions asked time period which I, personbally, have not tested, but judging from the number of open box specials they list, they must honor it.

Here is a preowned from Cary Direct


& I know that they USED to advertise an audion period, but I am not sure if that still applies. You could try giving them a call & they would probably tell you (unlike when you now call them for tech support).

Here is an integrated from Cary Direct that is in your price range. (I also have no affiliation with Cary, except as an owner of four of their products who is no longer thrilled with their tech support. That could just be me, though.) Again, I am not sure whether they still offer an in home audition period, but it might be worth a phone call.


Hmmmm . . . on edit & addendum: I just took another look at Cary's site, & they say that they offer a 30 day in home for all NEW products. making me think that this excludes their preowned section. Still might be worth a call.

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Edits: 10/11/20

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