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Just an initial thought. Is there a one box solution to go between a TT with MM cart and a pair of active speakers? Preferably with an analogue volume control? Is remote too much to ask. The cheaper the better as a starter so the upgrade path would be to sell it later and replace it with a better unit.

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I use my old Audiolab 8000AV Pre-amp/A/V Processor in just such a way in my bedroom system with Adam F5 active speakers. Very flexible with oodles of analogue & digital inputs + option of setting input sensitivity of individual analogue inputs. If you use it in 'direct/stereo' mode it is all analogue when using the analogue inputs. It does lack the more modern USB digital inputs, but I use an MF V-link with my Synology DS715 NAS outputting bit perfect digital audio as a streamer. It is a 'classic' full width component, but not high in profile so fairly easily accommodated. The digital inputs will handle up to 24bit/96Hz bit rates natively.

If you can find one I reckon up to £200 would represent surprisingly good stereo SQ capability per buck, but note one recently sold on t' Bay for only £79 + postage which seems a real steal!!

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BTW ....The volume control is a nice rotary unit on the facial if you eschew t' remote. It is described as a digitally encoded analogue vol unit by Audiolab & goes up/down in .5db steps, so lots of nice fine adjustment is available.

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