While I cannot answer your question directly not having personally owned Classe prodcuts I am familiar with them as they are a great product at their price points here in Canada. IMHO I have found the classe amps to be "warmish" in nature vs say Bryston amps. A Bryston pre amp would offer you an extremely low noise floor and no additional warmth (some call it coloration...). It should change the sonic signature somewhat removing the Classe pre out of the mix. Two others but pricy would be Sim Audio and YBA. More tube like than alot of other SS pre amps. Just my 2 cents worth. Good luck.
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