How about something with the above listed features, but similar to what classe has coming out:http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread.php4?t=29244
If by now you are wondering where this is going I'll tell you. As some of you may already know Classe' is going to be releasing their second generation processor the SSP-800 but not the SSP-700. The SSP-800 will be it. The SSP-700 was pushed out of the line-up because of the new pricing structure. Instead of the SSP-700 Classe' wants to develop a new high performance digital pre-amplifier.
Essentially all but the L and R channels from the SSP-800 would be removed and then the dollar savings would be reinvested back in to improve performance. Classe' is interested to know how you listen to music because the information would provide some direction in the development of the next pre-amplifier. If you are interested and wiling toI presume that you are referring to a 2-channel digital pre-amplifier. Is that correct?
If so I would like it to combine the functionality of my current 2-channel analogue preamp (which includes phono input), my external DAC, the low pass frequency filter in my subwoofer, and it would allow me to take advantage of the hi-res audio formats that are usually associated with 5.1 systems.
You are correct.
The functionality that you described is exactly what Classe' has in mind. A pre-amplifier that can serve both analog and digital sources. It would provide all the standard connection interfaces and include an RJ45 and HDMI connection, USB not sure but that's what this thread is for to find out what people want. It would also provide internal DACs and all the necessary spatial and bass management features with PEQ capabilities. The product would be geared towards people with needs like yours and for those with more traditional requirements for 2CH stereo.
offer your input Classe' wants to hear it.