Hi Hasse,I should have mentioned that I replaced my 3BST with a DNA-1 Dlx and all of the pre amps that I tried with the 3BST sounded fine with my DNA-1 Dlx .In order, from good to the best sounding in my system ,Bryston BP-25MC ,Anthem Pre1L , Sonic Frontiers SFL-1 Signature ,and my current one, the latest version of an Audible Illusions M3A .BTW the A.I. M3A has had upgrades every year since the "A" version was released in 1996 .The Line 1(used $1200.-$1500.)should sound simular to the SFL-1 Sig.(used $700.-$800.) and if you need a remote and it fits your budget,the Line 1 isn't a bad way to go.There are other good possibilities and these are the pre amps(except the Line 1) that I owned and compared in my system.