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If you have a great phono amp I would suggest getting (or at least trying) a Doge 8 preamp. It lists under $1,500 and is excellent by any standards. It even has phono outs, but that section, while quite good, is not up to the excellent linestage quality of the preamp. You would have to go up to a fairly tricked out Audio Horizons preamp to equal its performance. Above that, you would have to opt for a Coincident Technologies Linestage at $5,000--and that only has 2 inputs, but it is a glorious preamp that is as good as any regardless of price.
If your budget could stretch to $4k, and if your cabinet or domestic tranquility (I hear you, brother!) can handle a moderate sized outboard ps (maybe 6" x 4" x 10" deep) but if it can, you may want to consider a used VAC Ren line stage. Very versatile w XLR and RCA in and out, inputs can be configured for fixed or variable output; great remote and killer fit and finish.