Need 2 channel only preamp with XLR outputs

Looking for a decent preamp, must have XLR outputs as I'm seriously considering the ATC active speakers. Like the Manley Purist, love tubes. Price range around $1,000 used. Any suggestions welcomed. Thanks in advance.
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BTW, I think you're making a very smart move to active speakers and ATC are some of the best.
The Electrocompaniet preamps, like the 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7, are great used balanced pre's that work very well with ATC active speakers. Remember, many of the ATC's (like my ATC 150 pro actives) present a fairly low 10k ohm impedance, so any hi-impedance pre's (like most tubes) will not be a great match. It's somewhat of a conundrum, though, becuase the accuracy and detail of the ATC architecture wants for a nice warm preamp. Solution is to find good neutral/warm pre's in the 100 ohm or less family, and Electrocompaniet fits the bill (the 4.7 is balanced for sure).
Also would strongly recommend any of the B.A.T., they are, after all, designed as truly "balanced" designs and work the best when using XLR in/out - IMO. I have a VK-3ixSE and could not be any happier.