Amp/Pre-amp for Vandersteens

I am looking to move up from my present system. Want to stay with VAndersteen 2cis. Front end is mostly CAL 10 changer with ocassional vinyl, so I need a phono stage. Total budget approx. $2500. Any thoughts appreciated. I am seriously considering McCormack DNA 0.5 or 1 DLX. Probably want to go SS or hybrid. Presently running ARC SP9 MKII and NYAL Moscode 300.
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Hi Swampwalker; The McCormack amps-- all of them sound great with Vandersteen 2Ces, 3As, and 3Asigs.. I would guess that's true for the earlier 2Cis as well. Richard Vandersteen and Steve McCormack used to exhibit together and use each others products. I haven't heard the new 125 & 225 amps, but own the DNA-2DX and DNA.5, along with Vand. 3Asigs., and 2Ces. They're great together. Good Luck. Craig.
......I can't help you with a phono stage, but there's another thread today that covers that very topic-- and it looks like some good info in it. Cheers. Craig