I really like the idea of building my own preamp (most likely tube), but having remote control for the volume is a must for me. The Grounded Grid kit is well priced, and has nothing but high praise, but no remote control; same with about everything else. I emailed Bruce to ask him for any suggestions, but he just said it depended on what was available. There are plenty of cheap remote control volume kits on ebay, but if I were to build the Grounded Grid or something similar, having a cheap pot in the circuit really defeats the purpose. Has anyone used one of the kits from Bent Audio? Kits from anywhere else? Bent has a really nice looking remote control kit for a GoldPoint stepped attenuator for $200; not including the attenuator. Pricey, but a remote control GoldPoint inside a Grounded Grid seems like a killer combo.
Tell me what you've used and how well did it work; thanks!