I own a newer ST-120 tube amp and I got this with the 100K Stepped attenuator that Bob sells. I really like the sound. Just a CD player hooked up to the amp and the attenuator to control the volume.. As simple as it gets! I spoke to Bob when I did the purchase and he talked about the school of thought “The Best Pre-Amp is no Pre-Amp”… I’m sure this is a controversial topic. For me this works and I dig it.
I do not want to buy a full preamp.. I don’t ever seem to adjust Treble, Bass, Balance etc…
If I could have an component that had a 100K Attenuator (maybe more steps?)… And then I could adjust the volume/Attenuation with a remote control… Then the componenent had 3 or so RCA ins and the output to the amp (or maybe 2 outs but not required).. And a Audio in selector for the 3 inputs… Nice. More Source In’s then great… 2 or 3 would work… I would not even need the source select on the remote control and this could just be a swich on the component.
I’m sure I’m not thinking of something that is all new in theory.
Anyone have something along these lines that they purchased or built from Kit or DIY?
Thanks all and have a good weekend.