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If you are handy with soldering and such, I recommend Transcendent Sound Grounded Grid preamp, just $499 for the kit. Has three 12AU7 tubes, and can easily be made to have a HT pass-through.
I built mine with that feature, silver hookup wire, Bent Audio remote volume control, NOS Amperex tubes, Clarity Caps output caps,and Goldpoint stepped attenuator and selector switches. A little under $1000 with my upgrades, but it sounds great.
The bone-stock builds are supposed to be quite good as well, and are an enjoyable project.