You may never have an issue with the Onkyo but . . .
A Onkyo Euro 2014 release here but is not accurate to the real issues :
They effectively extended the warranty for 2009 ~ 2012 machines from 2 years up to 9 or so years until 2018, but only overseas. The T's & C's of Avalon Audio Warranty appears to exclude this. Though I must clarify this with them.
We do repair these units at around $200 + gst.
You could explain to the seller & query its history. They could offer it out to other bidders, & it be no major problem.
Or just use & enjoy the Integra sounz.
Rehab , Great Feedback info. Thanks
I'd agree with Lucky on his Speaker choice. Though the Evos' will probably pass the $200 & go towards $300 or more. Nice Bookshelf's are popular. The Kef's will get to around the $1000 mark.
Stay away from Onkyo / Integra unless you know its provenance. That one & other models are caught up in the Audio / HDMI capacitor issues of the past 10 years from Onkyo. Unless you know its been upgraded in the past couple of years.
Is this in your budget area?
The sub is a great idea. You could have this running when her indoors isn't home, & just the bookshelf's when she is - like night mode. The TM one you mentioned has an RRP 2nd hand around $200.
Depending on the amp use either sub out or sum a tape monitor out with a RCA "Y" lead.