I am thinking of upgrading to either the Pass Labs INT -150 or the Simaudio Moon i-7 integrated amp. As I will be buying from an overseas dealer (no high-end audio dealers where I live), reliability and durability are important factors for me to consider. I have heard that these products are not reliable/durable with poor after sales service. Pass Labs INT -150 is known to generate a lot of heat and I am told that products that generate a lot of heat are prone to breaking down. I am not sure if this is true as it comes from another dealer I spoke to.
Has anyone used any of these products and can you tell me your experience with these products in terms of their reliability, durability and after sales service from manufacturer.