Linn Wakonda with Kudos tuner module. One of the best tuners out there, and the Wakonda is outstanding as well.
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Add NAD to that list.Whereas the anount of current being drawn from both units would not lead to the sonic degredation that a intergrated amp or reciever has it still is using a single power supply and all things being equal should not be as good sounding as seperates.If the having a single remote is an issue I suggest going with seperates and getting an after market remote.I have been buying some JBL TC1000 units from the harmon sight on ebay.They ususaly close for $60-65 bucks.They are cumbersome an the feel for touch screen is not as pleasant as rubber buttons but you can hook the thing into your computer and design the screen with both pre and tuner on one page with a series of Macros for multiple steps.They retailed for $350 and are a great deal.If I had the shelf space I'd stick with seperates.Do a search for "tuners" here on 'Gon for suggestions.
I looked for one of these and you will find that the most common are Adcom and B&K. I got a Hafler 945, which was very good as I didn't want something run-of-the-mill, and it has a good tuner section with remote control of all major functions. It cost me about $150 on ebay. They come up there every so often. Its a very good unit and includes A/V switching.