What is the best tube preamp for a maggie 1.6 ?

If I keep my transport,dac, digital set up and don't change to run my digital directly to my threshold amp, what tube preamp with remote volume control will have a large sound stage and be slightly warm with superb detail and bass slam but still take one's breath away on vocals? It should be very accurate in tone and timbre so one can tell the difference between a violin and viola and hear the proper attack and decay of cymbals and piano notes. It needs to be dead silent as some can hiss through the ribbon tweeters which would exclude them from consideration. I'd like to keep the price range from $850-1800 lightly used on audiogon. Has anyone had any experience using Herron, Melos, Cary etc with 1.6 maggies? Thanks

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ARC has sounded really good in the setups I have heard.