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.