If you can save up a little more, a Mac pre/pro will give you plenty of warmth.
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If you are looking for the "warm" Mac sound, I think that you may have bought the wrong amp. I bought that same amp with return priviledges from Audio Classics some years back. I was already very familiar with the Mac sound from owning a Mac 2100. I was surprised by the somewhat thin, typical solid state sound. I returned the amp. I have since owned an MC 300, and an MC 2105, transformer coupled (the 7106 is direct coupled). I now believe, as some others do, that the autoformers are responsible in part for what some call the "Mac sound".
I think my 7106 is fairly warm sounding, especially when compared to an ATI. The yamaha gear is Class A rated when in class A mode and is amazingly warm sounding. The problem is that the klipschorns are not at all warm. I've had Anthem, B&K and now a Sherbourne 7010 in my system. All are very musical but not warm.
Have you looked at the Cary? Most likely out of your budget. You may want to start running a dual system with 2 pre's (1 for theater, 1 for music)? You could also consider having a pre modded with tubes for the R&L channels but that's pricey too.
On a good note, anything will be warmer than the Yamaha RXV.