Tube preamp with Adcom amp

I have been wanting to use a tube preamp in my system but never had the chance to try one. I recently purchase an Adcom GFA-5500 with a Rotel RC-995 and to be honest, is sound good but I want to try something different. I am using the Vandersteen 2ci as my speakers. Due to my style of music, I have always been a SS guy. What would recommend for a tube preamp that will work with the 5500?

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If you are on a budget and decent quality the Schiit Freya + with tubes $1199

and decent relay controlled volume ,not cheap Alps volume pot that looks 

like a round silver can just metal sprayed on plastic wipers.

I’m also a big Audible Illusions fan. There’s a few M3 versions at your price point up for sale on Audiomart. I know they’re having an issue w preamp tubes in stock from an email I received a few weeks ago. But, other than that great preamp and real good phono stage.

Don’t forget about impedance matching when getting a tube pre for a solid state amp. Most preamps will be ok just saying…double check. 

Audio Research LS-25…if you can find it, get it. 

Also Rogue RP1 and RP5 are good options. 

The Music Room ( currently has 4 tube preamps for sale that are within your price range:

1) Audible Illusions = $1392

2/3) Conrad Johnson = $1299 & $1899

4) Modwright = $1551

The Music Room has a "buy it - try it" policy on used gear. If I was in your shoes, the Modwright would be my first choice (FWIW).