Tube preamps are a great idea, but they all sound different tonally speaking. Same with CDP's, in fact. If i had to choose only one tube component it would be the pre amp. What what flavor sound do you expect from your pre-amp and CDP? Warm, cold, neutral, etc. From what i understand your speakers and amp probably would be on the cool side. By the way you might like to do a little bit of research on the Shanling - it seems to be getting some bad press, i.e. looks good but sound or quality control isn't up to par.
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