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Of the ones you mentioned I'd say the Conrad Johnson Premier 350. I did a demo on it and it was fantastic. That said my friend has the same speakers you have and he has BAT solid state pre and Manley tube amps. His sound is very nice with that. He is trying to save up to get some BAT amps as he thinks they will be much better. Those speakers are wonderful by the way, I really like my friends sound with them. I have no experience with using the cdp for volume and pre as I think I read you intend to do. Don't know if that would change my opinion or not.
I owned a Wadia player for almost 2 years. For the first year I used only the volume control and was convinced no preamp was needed. After all how can adding another piece be better than using the source itself? Then I added a nice preamp. To this day that addition was the single most impact any gear change has ever made in my system. You are simply holding the rest of your gear back by avoiding a preamp.
As to the rest of your question I've been using Vac gear on Harbeth Super HL-5's and they sound absolutely marvelous together.
I've been using a Wadia 850 directly into a ARC VT100 mk II since 2001. I've also experimented with an ARC LS-25 pre in the chain. Turns out I preferred leaving the LS-25 out of the mix. Heard better soundstaging and depth with no loss of slam, going the direct route. Adjusting dip switches in the 850 (allows its digital volume to read "over 70"; the recommended minimum level from what I have read), was simple and a good match for the VT100.
Thanks for the responses so far. 2 votes for audio research, maybe I'll check out the ref 110. The Spectron has been recommended elsewhere but I'm sorry I really hate it's styling! I'll also consider BAT. I'm soon to listen to the Nagra PSA but am concerned it maybe to dry sounding via the Wadia. My short list also now includes the Conrad Johnson LP66S/ LP125M and Aesthetix Atlas.