Hi Michael; I've had a LOT of experience with Vand. 2Ce, 3A, and 3Asig. Synergistic Research Signature No.2 (biwired) work great with all of them-- very neural, smooth and detailed, but I suspect they would be hard to find used. I think 14 ft. bi-wired runs cost me about $1400.-- but I paid retail, and the extra 4 feet would make a difference. Sanctuary of Sound, Seattle, WA. sells Syn. Res. at a discount and "Stewart" is an Audiogon preferred dealer. My Sonic Frontiers Line 1 and Line 2 pre-amps have 2 sets of balanced inputs, and are very musical (neutral as opposed to "tubey"-- with the stock 6922 tubes); and they have excellent bass. Neither is "noisy". The Line 1 and 2 have great remotes, and either can be had used for under $2K-- The Line 1 about $1200-1300., and the Line 2 (out board power supply) about $1700-2000. These two pre-amps sound very similar, but the Line 1 is slightly more aggressive and live(in a good way) while the Line 2 is slightly more relaxed, easy, and laid back. The differences are subtle. If you went with a Line 1, it may leave you with more bucks for the speaker cables. Happy hunting, Craig.
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