First Sound Presence Deluxe Mk. II with Cary V-12i

Does anyone have experience with this setup? Plan to use with Merlin VSM-M speakers and a Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 21 DAC up front.

Other suggestions are obviously welcome - haven't purchased the preamp yet.

Thanks for any input.
Sounds like a good combo.I am fond of the First Sound.Beware of tube failure/cap overload with the Carys.They are known for running high capacitance on their tubes,which are designed to have about 4Mf.You might talk with Lloyd Walker about cabling,as he used these as a reference for many years {610-666-6087}.
I can certainly recommend the First Sound preamp, but can not speal to the combination you are considering.