I bought my Linn Akurate DSM to ultimately use with active speakers, as the DSM has a preamp and a very useable volume control. (The DS model is a source only and I’m unsure about what level adjustments are available) In the end, when I was about to go active, an unexpected opportunity cropped up to get some passive speakers I especially liked, but I’ve used it with actives successfully.I was thinking it would be a simpler system - and one less thing to buy and match. I've never been into vinyl and haven't listened to a CD in many years so source selection is not needed. Also, something about the simplicity of powered speakers fed direct by a streamer appealed to me. I might end up going in a completely different direction but I thought this was worth exploring.
Used, you can find them from around £2k upwards depending on spec/age.