Preamp suggestions ? Remote, tone control, phono for less than 1.5.

I want to replace my vintage Sansui integrated  with a pre / power combo. For the power amp I have my eyes set on the SCHIIT Vidar. This will need to drive 2 Dynaudio Special 40, reasonably hard to drive. Here's some desiderata:

- Budget between 1 and 1.5 K
- Analytical rather than warm sounding; ruling out tubes I guess
- Remote mandatory
- Tone control and phono input a BIG plus for me
- Used vs new not a prob

Schiit has got some nice preamp boxes, well withn my budget, but they don't have tone control  and they don't have phono input. I know they have dedicated boxes for those and nicely reviewed for that matter but I really wouldn't want too many boxes / cables around.

I thought about the Benchmark DAC as a pre but the most you can get is one additional line input and no phono.

Any suggestion ?

Thanks a lot


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Parasound Halo P5.
I've had it for a couple of years now and love it.