Look into the Morrisin Audio ELAD.I dont know if has remote.If anyone can add pls do.
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Ginntonic: The Sony tae-9000es, it also has the coolest lcd remote you could ever want. I bought one for the same reason you are under $1000. I have seen them on audiogon for $800-$1000. There is also one heck-of-a update with a cd and another remote direct from Sony for $160. So if you could buy one on audiogon for $840. plus the $160. update, you would be at your $1K limit and I don't think you will find a better catch. Good Luck, and remember to have fun.
Could go BAT Vk3i if you pumped up the end price.Why not a used Adcom GFP 750 as opposed to a surround one?Rave reviews from Fi and Stereophile.CJPV12 if we get back to the tube thing.Will improve the mids of that nice amp you have.But your B&W's are voiced sweet so you may not want it but I would even if the bass softens up a bit.
I suggest the Marsh solid state preamp. I compared the Marsh to the Adcom preamp that is so highly rated and the Marsh sounded much better. It gave the proper color to the music and was more involving. It was more detailed. The Adcom was very good looking and good but not quite as good as the Marsh.
linn kairn - w/the latest "slimline" brilliant power-supply. not up to the soundstage depth of toobs, but competitive w/the best out there in all other aspects - soundstage height/width, acuracy, transparancy, dynamics. based upon my experience w/an older non-remote electrocompaniet ec-1a, i'd also try one of their later remote-controlled wersions...
ps - re: the elad, there's an interesting thread about this product elsewhere. all i know is it's a minimalist design w/only two inputs, no tape monitoring function, & no remote...