Pre-amp for MG3.6/Bryston 7b combo

Any suggestions for pre-amp from owners or listeners of MG3.X/BRYSTON 7b amp combination? I am not wanting to make a mistake. Local dealer suggests Theta CasaNova because of built in dac. However I already have a theater system and have no intention of using this for anything but music. I am not opposed to purchasing separate DAC. Budget is $5000 for Pre-amp/Dac. I have no problem with purchasing used equipment. P.S.-Dealer wants me to purchase Theta Dreadnaught in stereo or 4 channel Bi-amping instead of Bryston 7b. Ideas on that?

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Whatjd. I have a CD player now-no transport. I have been trying to buy a Levinson transport. However, a friend suggests I wait a few months to see if the sacd or cd-a format high-end manufacturers will come out with a transport that is digital out for those formats. The Maggies have been on order and should be in this month. I thought I would try different cables and speaker wires once the components are purchased. However, I would appreciate any suggestions. The Maggie dealer suggests Kimber speaker wires (an 8 wire version) and Wireworld Balanced connector (particulars unknown). Suggestions?