Preamp Suggestions for hot-rodded Odyssey Khartago?

I am basically ruling out the Candela due to wanting to hear it before the end of the world and though for a while I was dead set on it, I kept watching for anything interesting used that would match well. I would like to go tube to get at least some of the tube staging.

Max budget is $2k but would rather stay under $1500.

Musical taste is mostly reggae, punk, 80's and 90's alt, grunge, etc with a smattering of hip hop, jazz, electronic, musique concrete and metal.

For overall sound I'd like something that would augment Odyssey's already fast and dynamic sound with good bass.

To me, the Modwright sounded cleaner with more detail. Bass was about the same. I listen to Rock, prog, lots of German metal, Im a product of the 80's hair bands. Also acoustic and classic rock.I also now have a Modwright amp insted of the Odyssey.

gochurchgo OP
  You almost make me want to try one again.

You can always send it back again, this time I would say to them "one more time as the first one was a lemon", to make sure "this ones spot on" or it will come back in a flash.

I can understand at their amazing price point, things aren't bench checked before being sent out, to keep costs down to a minimum.

Cheers George
I have had an Odyssey Stratos HT3 since 2006.  It was first used with a HT pre-pro, then a Conrad Johnson PV-11.  If you can abide the limited feature-set of the C-J, used units, when they come up, are in your price range.  Great MM phono section, too.  The sound was excellent, but since I needed more range in the balance control than the C-J offered, I upgraded to a McIntosh C220.  Now out of production, used units are probably a tad over your budget.  I bought mine used from Audio Classics.  I recently upgraded the HT3's left and right channels to full Kismet status.  The match is great, although the Kismet is a bit more neutral and less warm than the Stratos, and less forgiving of bad source material.  Still, on good recordings, this pairing really sounds great.  Spacious soundstage, excellent detail, decay, and explosive dynamics.  I would try to get something with tubes in it if possible.  If it's still around, there is a Croft preamp for sale here that is cheap.  I haven't heard it, but Croft gear is highly regarded.  Good luck. 
@bondmanp Thanks, one of the things I have to compensate for it that I don't listen to "audiophile music". So, though I have seen CJ stuff used I haven't really given them much thought as I believe I read/am under the belief that CJ stuff is tube/mid heavy for jazz and vocal material. Maybe thats not correct?

Funny you mention the Croft as I have been reading about them lately. Ugly but all signs point to a great sound for the price. 
@georgehifi  I hear ya, but I wouldn't say that to them. If I was buying 10 of them I would, but I doubt they care about a single complainer (not that they are indifferent so much as busy).