Do you really think that a console is better in that it is set up discretely?
I have the Bozak Iso-X here and promise you that this thing has taken me all the magic of discrete design. It sounds really bad (especially for its price). And that can be measured too.
I've heard the ARS and can say whether discrete or not, the thing has by far the best phono sound I've ever heard in a DJ mixer. Sound through the line inputs is imo as good as other very good brands and a bit of an issue of taste.