Solid State preamp to mate with McIntosh MC-252 power amp
I want to mate a stereo preamplifier to my McIntosh solid state power amp. My budget is $2000 - $3000, used or new. I currently have a very nice tube
preamplifier in my system but since I also watch a lot of TV and do non critical listening for hours, I just want a solid state preamp to do the heavy lifting, since tube just wears out.
I like nimble, open devices, that can produce a snappy big sound stage. Something that can sound great at low volumes as well as high volumes.
What are some options?