$1K'ish tube or SS Pre with MM - Balanced outs

Just curious what is good in the $1K range new, or used, tube or solid state or hybrid, with great on-board phono that has balanced outs. I have a new amp that is supposed to perform better balanced and my current full function linestage is single ended.
Why not try an adaptor? Like this model on eBay for $59?
Cardas-Neutrik XLR Female to RCA Female Adaptor pair
Can't hurt at that price.
BAT VK3i w optional phono stage should be $1K-ish. Maybe more like $1250.00. True balanced (dual differential) design w some nice tube rolling ops.