Wouldn't a preamp with a built in phonostage amount to the same thing?
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There is a version of the original Aesthetix IO that has a volume control (very high quality) and one line input; no remote that I recall, though. A friend of mine has had one for years and loves it, a great piece. Maybe difficult to find used, but the original price was $7,000 when it was first introduced so used it might fit in your budget.
I bet that Bill Baker of Purity Audio Design could design and build you one that would do anything you want. 607-768-0067. He is a heck of a nice guy and a terrific designer/builder. I can't say enough good things about his product, his approach and his delivery. My Purity Audio Designs preamp is a dream. Good luck.