Bryston's BP26 was well reviewed. Simple circuit with very few do-dads. Basically a selector, volume, and balance. If I recall it was in the $2500 - 3000 range. No blalanced ins or outs, if that's important to you.
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I see no reason to not audition the XP-10 or 20 in your system with RENO HiFi's in-home trail period. I have the XP-20 and XA.5 amps and the combination is fantastic. If you don't like it, pay for the return shipping and try something else.
IMO, every owner of Pass XA.5 amps should at least listen to an XP preamp to satisfy his curiosity. They may not be for everyone, but not at least hearing the combination would cause me to always wonder "what if...." One could be pleasantly surprised.