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Give the Blue Circle preamps a listen. Either new, or a more upmarket used unit. I LOVE them. They do not use 6922s. My friend had two he auditioned for me a while back. They impart a great tube sound, while being quite detailed and extended. Not sure about remote(probably not). If I was buying a tube preamp, it would be either a Blue Circle or a Jadis(a little out of your price range, and no remote). I could live with either for a long, long time.
rolf, my recommendation uses 4 6922's, but i still recommend it - i *love* mine! :>) the melos music director or ma333 (the ma333, the earlier version, doesn't have the same caps, but it *does* have the photentiometer volume control, which i think is better, but can be easily misaligned during shipping - it's *very* sensitive...) this pre has remote volume/balance controls, and was offered w/balanced ins/outs, but it was an option, so not all units may have it.
prior to getting the melos, i tried the "magnum"-updated rogue 99 (remote volume, not balanced, no tape monitor function), & the cary slp98 (remote awailable, don't think balanced is an option). the cary was better than the rogue, but the melos is in another league entirely.