With the holiday season in full steam, I am now coming down with upgraditis. A "devout" owner of the Paradigm Active 40's, I would like to upgrade my preamp section. I am currently using the preamp out from my Musical Fidelity A300 integrated amp. Any recommendation would be much appreciated. Price range: $1000-3000 (new or used). I do prefer a warmer sound, with a full, lush bass. Thanks for your time. Feel free to provide any other recommendations, with regard to my system. FYI, my system consists of the following: CDP: Sony CDP-XA20ES DIP: Monarchy DIP DAC: Perpetual Technology P3A (Modwright) Preamp: Musicial Fidelity A300 integrated amp Speaker: Paradigm Active 40s Cable: Tributaries (digital), Monster (digital), Audioquest (RCA), Audiostream (RCA). Power: PS Audio Ultimate Outlet x 2 Have a nice holiday reason!