You may want to look into the F.T. audio passive, it has an output for your sub, it also has 4 inputs. Do a search for this passive over at AA fourm for lots of info. ($500).
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Your first system and my first system have some similarities.
I strongly recommend a used Audio Research LS-3 (not the LS-3B), which goes for $600-$750 on Audiogon. I still own one (it anchors my second system), which I purchased new as part of my first stereo in 1995, which also featured a Bryston 4B-ST. When in production, it was Stereophile "A" rated. It has great synergy with the Bryston. I've also owned Jadis and CAT pre-amps, and currently have a Hovland pre-amp, and could live happily with the LS-3 in my primary system, as it is that good. And, yes, it has two outputs, so you can drive an amp and subwoofer.
I recommend Kimber Select 1011 all-copper interconnects with your equipment (+/- $225 for 1 meter lengths on Audiogon), but I used an Audioquest between my Audio Research and Bryston for the first few years.
As should be done with most hi-end equipment (except tube power amps and solid-state amps with Class-A output stages), be certain to leave the pre-amp on 24 hours a day so it doesn't break and so it is properly warmed up.
I am considering all the preamps mentioned above, but especially the Adcom GFP-750 or the Classé CP-35. Is there a winner between these two amps?
Also, Is another which sells for the same price used clearly better than these two? Worse?
Someone told me that since I listen to rock music along with everything else that I should avoid tubes because they will add to the slowness of my Magnepans, I right now I'm limiting my search to solid-state preamps. Thanks!
The Classe CP-35 is vastly superior to the Adcom. It's got a lot better bass and just more life (better dynamics) than the Adcom. Oh, and don't listen to what people tell you about tube preamps sounding slow. They've obviously never heard a good one. Anyway, you'll be happy -- at least for a while -- with a CP-35.
9rw may be correct about the dynamics of the Classe CP-35, I don't know fisthand, but it falls short on one of your major criteria - multiple outs for sending the signal to your main loudspeakers and your sub. The Adcom has two sets of RCA outs, one set of XLR outs and one set of tape outs. The Classe has only one set of RCA outs, one set of XLR outs and one set of tape loop outs. FWIW...
Between the Classe, Adcom and Bryston you have three excellent choices. Because they hold their value relatively well, you could probably choose any one of them, buy one on Audiogon, use it for a while and sell it for nearly what you paid for it and buy one of the other models to try. You can drive yourself crazy in the audio world by over-analyzing a purchase. Jump in. If the water's too cold move on to a warmer pool. These three pre-amps give you some freedom to experiment.