Ideal preamp for Krell FPB 200

Hello everyone, I just bought a Krell FPB 200 for my B&W matrix 800 speakers (not nautilus!).
Preamp is transistor (magnum MP330 with separate power supply, no tone controls, very simple design), cd is Accuphase DP500.
When warmed up I get a great 3d soundstage with good depth and plenty of detail which makes me happy but I would like sweeter highs and more "body" (low mid, upper bass) to the voices...
Any ideas? thx!

I also had a krell preamp in my past. I agree with you... and find tubes better suited to that amp.

I’m not really up on the Euro models apart from some that may well not fit your price range. Audio Note comes to mind. There’s some input here on some German makes too.

Usually a combo preamp that is NOT the top tier model combo preamp allows some sufferage in it’s phono stage. Normally the preamp only section gets the goodies, and the phono area just gets what is needed. This is not to say ALL combo preamps are this way… though my feel of the situation is dedicated phono preamps are normally best suited to those ends.

There are a number of brands which translate well internationally, like VAC, BAT, LLamm, CAT, and some French makes too. I’ve no exp with Phono stage preamps as I don’t do LPs. The ones I’ve listed here all get great press and there’s a wealth of info around here… I’d check out the archives by searching for phono preamps or the like… rather than a subjective account on a best match for the FPB 200…. It may prove out as a quicker more apt thread.

EAR too makes some good stuff from what I’ve read, and I thought well about getting into one of them a while back. Joulle Electra was suggested strongly to me when I bought my BAT VK5i.

Good luck
thanks very much for the suggestions Samzx12 and especially you Blindjim for the elaborate explanation, I will take note of the brands mentioned and will indeed do a search of the archives already here.
One of the best preamps I ever heard by the way, was a Nagra PL-P... gorgeous but sooooo expensive
One other suggestion, an Aesthetix Calypso; a combo I am using in my system, with an FPB300c power amp. This works extremely well together giving just the right balance of warmth in the mid-range, rich mid bass and retaining excellent resolution and clarity in the top end, together with superb all-round sound-stage performance.