Just a friendly suggestion and do with it as you wish but you really should get over yourself . Like wise as I didn't find your posts very enlightening with nothing but a lot of talking in circles. Have a nice night .
He said P5, but reading the post, even before the edit, made it clear he was referring to the P3, as the P5 volume control doesn't work that way.
I am also a P5 owner, got one of the first ones available, from Audio Advisor. So far I only use it for the DAC, which is connected to a Mac Mini. I plan to eventually get a new turntable, which I why I got the P5. I may even go really old school and hook my NAD tuner up. We actually have a really good college station in my town, and I plan on getting an Aerial Antenna for the roof for broadcast TV, so I should be able to get a really clean signal for the tuner.
Very happy with the P5 thus far. I can see pluses to using an electronic volume control, but it's kinda fun to watch the volume knob spin when I adjust it remotely. I must admit as this is a return to audio for me, I didn't realize what the other possibilities for remotely controlling volume were. I can always turn the volume pretty high and use the phone to control my volume through iTunes too.
I believe you re: the volume control, it's just a thing I didn't know. On the other hand, phono stages are pretty old fashioned too, but I wanted one, along with a DAC, so I have a combination of pretty old fashioned and pretty new. Some seem more concerned about the new (DAC) than the old fashioned (phono stage) as they claim DACs are still changing too often. While that may be, this thing's DAC sounds pretty darn good to me. All my CD rips sound at least as good as off the CD player (now gone).