My Mark Levinson preamp dying - looking for new preamp, sound as good, wont break bank

Hi - When I bought my Mark Levinson I thought I was done with upgrading, but over time the capacitors in it failed (and I had a magician with a soldering gun replace the Chinese capacitors with good tantalum ones).  It sounded better than ever! That rescued the unit for about another 8 years, but it is failing again (volume knob not working, some inputs iffy, etc.)  So I figure within the year, I will need a new preamp. I no longer care about a phono section.   I have a Bryston 4b-SST amp driving Dunlavy SC-IV speakers (yes, more power than I need but I wanted to be prepared for whatever speaker I might get in the future as the Dunlavy's are big and heavy and I would like something more manageable, someday).  I don't want a tube preamp as I don't want to wait for tubes to warm up - hence solid state.  What do people like, say in the under $5k range? (or must I spend a bit more to get Mark Levinson quality sound?)
If you like your Levinson, I'd contact Jeffery A.Jackson at Jeff is an impeccably honest man and has done beautiful work on SS and tube equipment for me. He can most likely rejuvenate your ML for a fraction of the cost of even a used preamp. Good listening!
For those of us not familiar with your preamp, what aspects of sound reproduction are most important to you?
if you like Bryston just go for one of their preamps, 20 year warranty and pefect match for your amp.
+ 1 on the rebuild.. Have it done correctly...Mark L, is just tough to beat at any price. Unless there is something you want to add, via a newer pre..
Remote, play through, dac, you know, stuff...The old is just fine, actually BETTER if done right..