Mark Levinson 326s vs Ayre K5xeMP

Does anyone have experience comparing Mark Levinson 326s vs Ayre preamps like Ayre K-5xeMP or KX5 Twenty ? Have the Ayre K-5xeMP and possibly looking to upgrade, have Levinson 532h amp and thinking their 326s may be synergistic together. 
I like neutral sound considering gear listed with Revel F228be's speakers, Cardus Clear interconnects and Clarus power AC cables. Using Kimber Kable speaker cable. 

I think the 326s is more comparable to the KX-R, than the K-5exMP. The 326s sonically is laid back or recessed in the mids and upper mids. It is very quiet and smooth with a solid hold of the low end and a nice clear midrange. It lacks however a little life that tube pre’s or the KX-R brings to the table.

@Intim The 326S is not comparable to the KX-R Twenty, it’s not even in the same ballpark as I mentioned earlier. It’s relatively closer to the KX-R but loses to the KX-R in respect of all aspects of performance, what I recall in particular was that the KX-R handily outperformed the 326S in respect of across the board resolution, quickness, midrange openness and treble extension.
My experience in respect of the ML house sound (my first preamp was a Levinson 38) is that it is closed in and dark and sacrifices resolution and speed for a pleasing syrupy vinyl-like sound with a distinct focus on the low end. That type of sound is preferred by a lot of people, particularly those who grew up with vinyl. I have not found it to be reflective of how music sounds in real life but there are many people who disagree with that assertion.
I agree that the KX-R Twenty or KX-5 Twenty are completely different animals.