Thank You Yes the Ipad volume control is preferred but not required. It was just nice to choose music and adjust volume all in one.
I will go back to the SHD remote control for volume and see how it works
The Studio version of Audirvana definitely sounds better on my system, the difference is not dramatic but noticeable
Right now Audirvana is on a Win10 PC connected to SHD via network connection that works great
Flac Files are on PC
The Shd utilizes the preamp portion out XLR to a Crown LxI 1500 ( AB style )
Crown to a pair of 1977 La Scala’s that have been totally updated with all new drivers and cross overs - biggest change was to add a ½ inch MDF to all exterior sides which really made a big difference
Thanks Again for your comments and direction