If you're only looking for a line stage, I'd suggest a used Jadis JPL or Lamm LL2. Either would be a significant step up sonically from the LS7 (which I actually like quite a bit), and both mate well with Jadis amplifiers and are consummately musical. If you need a phono stage in your preamp, perhaps an Audible Illusions. You might also want to consider, if it is possible in the DA-5 as it is in some of Jadis's other amps, replacing the 6550s with KT88s or EL34s, if you don't mind ering on the warm side.
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