Topic: Seeking recommendation for ADI-2 Pro FS and UFX II user
Hi all, seeking some insight into what would be the best case scenario for my workflow.
I currently own both the ADI-2 Pro FS (used mostly in the past as a desktop head amp) and the UFX II as my interface for recording. I also have a turntable/phono pre and digital streamer/pre as sources, running into a power amp with passive speakers. It's your typical "pro-fi" setup.
I don't mean to come off sounding salty here, [begin rant]...purchased the ADI-2 Pro FS literally just before the R version came out, saw that the price dropped soon after, and my dealer couldn't/wouldn't do an upgrade. Also just before the R release, had the overheating issue and dealt directly with the US distributor who promptly replaced the unit. Awesome service! And very grateful, just wished that a heads-up would have been nice like, "hey, we have a new remote version coming out very soon, do you care for that?" which I gladly would have even with an upcharge...[end rant].
Now I'm looking to change my setup a bit, merge all aforementioned devices into one system, and really need remote volume control. So a couple of thoughts about how to best achieve the most efficient integration:
Option 1: Sell the ADI-2 Pro FS and purchase the ADI-2 Pro FS R...again feeling salty.
Option 2: Purchase an "audiophile" preamp with volume control and XLR inputs. Thinking along the lines of Burson or Schiit Audio or the like.
Any other suggestions? Thanks!