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The Hovland pre (either the old one (HP-100) without the remote or the new one (HP-200)) would be an excellent pairing with those speakers and W-3. I have auditioned the W-3 with a higher level Dyn bookshelf speaker and the Hovland HP-100 and was very impressed when I was looking for my audio equipment. For some reason, I got carried away and ended up going much more expensive in my final selection.
Niravp... glad you are enjoying your new Calypso with your Dyns. If you have not already done so, I highly recommend you get some good 12AX7 NOS tubes. Mullard CV 4004's are a good choice and can be had for approx. $250 per pair. Same goes for NOS Telefunkens. The 6922 tubes are not as critical and should be second priority after the 12AX7's. Try looking at listing from Audiogoner "SAM1104" ... or look up Brendan @ tubeworld.com.