I'm looking for a preamp for my powered speakers. I like the idea of something passive, simple, neutral or slightly warm (just not bright/sterile/cold ie not the Nwavdeuche/Gilmore/Benchmark sound). Someone I trust recommended this NHT Passive Volume Control (and is has one to offer me used) which looks nice, but I'm wondering if there is something similar out there with a remote. Maybe the only units with remotes are the big honkin fancy ones, but I'm just giving it a shot before I go with the NHT.
My current setup is Macpro -> Optical -> Gamma2 -> NAD 1020 -> Mackie HR624
The NAD works but it's old, the volume crackles and pops and I think it may just be adding coloration and removing transparency and it seems I don't really need a powered preamp for my setup.
Price range is Team Cheap Bastards.
Edited by rhythmdevils - 4/7/12 at 4:11pm