Hello- I'm in the market for a tube preamp to match up with a Blue Circle BC 24 hybrid stereo power amp. I already have a good idea of what Blue Circle preamps would be great, but I'd also like to get an idea out side the company of what might suit this amp. $1500- $2K used or new.
I would also suggest a used VAC Standard LE pre. Had one and loved it. Very resolving and musical along with bulletproof build quality and support. Can be had for about $2K used w/o phono if you look carefully.