Quest for quality pre for my system

Welcome suggestions on pre to match with my system (Focal micro Utopia BE's, tara lab IC/speaker cable, Ayre V1xe/V6x, Hydra 8, with DVD player TBD).
This will be for HT (5.1) only. Two channel listening I will use my BAT51SE. Budget is open. I would like to run balanced throughout too.
Thanks for your suggestions.