I have narrowed my preamp search down to one of these: Joule Electra 100 mkiii OR Musical Fidelity A3cr. One of these will be in front of a Cary V12i tube amp, and Maggie 1.6 speakers. I'm interested mostly in getting the widest/deepest soundstage with tube warmth. Your experienced opinions are much appreciated.
I owned the V12i and ran it with a Cary SLP-98 and Joule Electra LA-100 MkIII. I had both preamps at the same time so I was able to do side by side comparisons. To me the Joule was a better fit. The Cary combo was just too much of the Cary house sound for me. The Joule was also more musical IMO.