I agree, the Spectral would be a good place to start. Looking at that line up I'm thinking you would be looking for something that would make your system sound more warm and musical perhaps? Maybe a nice tube preamp?
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Common system mismatches are found in power amp - speaker than most others. B&W 802 speaker is a power hungry speaker and need to be driven by a high current amp and has a huge demand at lower ohm. I once had a B&W 802 driven by ML 23.5 and sounded great and anything less "powerful" than that sounded horrible. This is not an easy driven speaker.
You have a very good selection of products. I'm not familiar with the sound of the Spectral pre-amp but your speakers and amp should be a basis of a very nice and musical system. I would definitely take home a few nice tube pre-amps. A Cary SLP-98 or maybe a CJ would take you into the nice warm pre-amps. The pre-amo is the heart of any system and can yield huge improvements.