I am considering purchasing a solid state pre amplifier.  I would consider paying as much as $10,000. It will replace a VTL 5.5.  I have used a tube preamp for over 20 years, and I love the sound of tubes, but it is becoming more and more difficult to change the tubes, and now that I am using Tidal and internet radio, the pre amp is on almost all of the time.

The power amp is BAT 6500 and Magneplaner Tympani t 1d.  (I have owned the tympanies since 1978!)