Hey folks, I am in the process of building up a stereo system in my home. I'm building my own speakers and running them with active crossovers. Here's what I have now:
- 2x HUGE towers with a Bohlender RD75 Planar and 2x Dayton RS270-8 10" drivers per tower.
- 1x Behringer DCX2496 Digital Crossover
- 1x Behringer DEQ2496 EQ/RTA
- 2x Behringer A500 Reference Amps
- 1x Denon DN-C615 CD Player
Now... I need a preamp. Here's how the signal path will go:
CD PLAYER---S/PDIF--->PREAMP---S/PDIF--->DEQ2496---S/PDIF--->DCX2496---Balanced Analog XLR--->A500 Amps---> Speakers
Now... my problem is. I can't find a reasonably priced preamp that has digital inputs and outputs. Obviously, I want a good preamp that allows me to adjust the total volume of the system with one knob (or remote.. that would be nice). That's really all I'm using it for. So, something like the Grace M904b at $3200 seems a bit on the pricey side even though it's perfect for my application from a features standpoint.
Goals here are finding a preamp that allows me to connect my current source digitally and possibly ad other sources with digital outs in the future.
Thanks in advance!