Top 10 Best Phono USB Preamps
for September 2021

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Rega - Fono Mini A2D MM Phono Preamp & USB A/D Converter

Rega

Fono Mini A2D MM Phono Preamp & USB A/D Converter

by REGA
What We like

Compact size

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Product Features

  • User-friendly front and back panels
  • Converts analog signals to USB
  • MM Phono Preamp with a USB output, connects directly to your computer
  • Makes it a snap to convert your records into high-resolution digital audio

Converts analog signals to usb User-friendly front and back panels Mm phono preamp with a usb output, connects directly to your computer Makes it a snap to convert your records into high-resolution digital audio

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9.7
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Pro-Ject Debut Recordmaster Walnut Turntable with USB and Phono Preamp

Pro-Ject Debut Recordmaster Walnut Turntable with USB and Phono Preamp

by Pro-Ject
What We like

Includes dust cover

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Product Features

  • Entry-level audiophile turntable with built-in phono preamp, button-control speed change (33/45), and USB output
  • Heavy, large steel platter for smooth playback
  • Offers simultaneous connection to amplifier via RCA and PC/Mac via USB
  • 8.6" aluminum tonearm with pre-mounted Ortofon OM5e Cartridge

Heavy, large steel platter for smooth playback 8.6" aluminum tonearm with pre-mounted ortofon om5e cartridge Entry-level audiophile turntable with built-in phono preamp, button-control speed change (33/45), and usb output Offers simultaneous connection to amplifier via rca and pc/mac via usb

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9.4
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Pro-Ject Debut III Recordmaster Turntable with USB and Phono Preamp- Red

Pro-Ject Debut III Recordmaster Turntable with USB and Phono Preamp- Red

by Vertical Cubed dba SUMIKO
What We like

Electronic speed control with 33/45 rpm (78) speed change, which acts as Speed Box with ultimate speed stability

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Product Features

  • Precision belt drive with synchronous motor
  • Steel platter weighing 1,3 kg with a felt mat
  • 8,6 aluminium tonearm. Built in MM phono preamplifier with USB out
  • OM 10 moving-magnet cartridge fitted

8,6 aluminium tonearm. built in mm phono preamplifier with usb out Steel platter weighing 1,3 kg with a felt mat Om 10 moving-magnet cartridge fitted Precision belt drive with synchronous motor

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9
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NAD PP4 Digital Phono USB Preamplifier

NAD PP4 Digital Phono USB Preamplifier

by Nad
What We like

includes VinylStudio(tm) Lite software for converting LPs to CD

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Product Features

  • compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
  • USB port for connecting to a PC

Compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges Usb port for connecting to a pc

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Pro-Ject Phono Box DS2 USB Phono Preamplifier - Black

Pro-Ject Phono Box DS2 USB Phono Preamplifier

Black

by Pro-Ject
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ART USB Phono Plus (USB Phono Pre with RIAA EQ) Preamp

ART USB Phono Plus (USB Phono Pre with RIAA EQ) Preamp

by ART
What We like

Easily transfer audio from your vinyl records to your laptop or computerAlso functions as an audio interface between analog and digital sourcesFront mounted gain control and Signal/Clip LEDUSB Phono Plus ships with Sound Saver Express software

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Pro-Ject Debut III Recordmaster Turntable with USB and Phono Preamp- White

Pro-Ject Debut III Recordmaster Turntable with USB and Phono Preamp- White

by Pro-Ject
What We like

Includes dust cover

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Product Features

  • 8.6" aluminum tonearm with pre-mounted Ortofon OM5e Cartridge
  • Offers simultaneous connection to amplifier via RCA and PC/Mac via USB
  • Entry-level audiophile turntable with built-in phono preamp, button-control speed change (33/45), and USB output
  • Heavy, large steel platter for smooth playback

Entry-level audiophile turntable with built-in phono preamp, button-control speed change (33/45), and usb output Offers simultaneous connection to amplifier via rca and pc/mac via usb Heavy, large steel platter for smooth playback 8.6" aluminum tonearm with pre-mounted ortofon om5e cartridge

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7.4
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Rega Fono Mini A2D MK2 MM Moving Magnet Phono Preamp with USB-Out

Rega Fono Mini A2D MK2 MM Moving Magnet Phono Preamp with USB-Out

by Rega
What We like

The latest version of the multi-award winning Fono Mini A2D is now available. This a the same multi award winning product in a new updated restyled case to bring it in line with the rest of the Rega range. The Rega Fono Mini A2D is a high-quality phono pre-amplifier for use with any moving magnet cartridge. The addition of USB interface allows you to easily transfer vinyl to your PC.

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Product Features

  • To transfer vinyl to your PC, you will need to install a digital audio editor. Such software is widely available as a free download (such as Audacity), from the internet. This is a simple interface which allows monitoring of volume and balance whilst transferring your audio to your PC hard drive. Audio editing software includes a level meter which indicates the output level achieved when playing a piece of vinyl.
  • You should adjust the output as necessary via the Level control located on the front panel. Always take special note of record levels to ensure optimum recording quality. This is a cost-effective version of the Fono MM and based on the phono amplifier as used in the Brio amplifier. Simply switch on, sit back and enjoy!
  • Input sensitivity: 5mV for 500mV output Input loading: 47k +100pF Maximum input level: 70mV @ 1kHz Output Impedance: 100 Ohms Signal to noise ratio: 78dBA ref 5mV Power requirements: 24VAC 85mA Input for full scale digital output: 7.5mV Dimensions W 102mm x D 125mm x H 30mm
  • The Fono Mini A2D is designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable level for all line level inputs of an audio amplifier. The new Fono Mini A2D benefits from an extruded aluminum case and very user-friendly front and back panels that make this phono pre-amplifier a very easy product to use. The Fono Mini A2D amplifier offers exceptional performance and incredible value for money and promises to be a valuable addition to any hi-fi set up.

To transfer vinyl to your pc, you will need to install a digital audio editor. such software is widely available as a free download (such as audacity), from the internet. this is a simple interface which allows monitoring of volume and balance whilst transferring your audio to your pc hard drive. audio editing software includes a level meter which indicates the output level achieved when playing a piece of vinyl. The fono mini a2d is designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable level for all line level inputs of an audio amplifier. the new fono mini a2d benefits from an extruded aluminum case and very user-friendly front and back panels that make this phono pre-amplifier a very easy product to use. the fono mini a2d amplifier offers exceptional performance and incredible value for money and promises to be a valuable addition to any hi-fi set up. Input sensitivity: 5mv for 500mv output input loading: 47k +100pf maximum input level: 70mv @ 1khz output impedance: 100 ohms signal to noise ratio: 78dba ref 5mv power requirements: 24vac 85ma input for full scale digital output: 7.5mv dimensions w 102mm x d 125mm x h 30mm You should adjust the output as necessary via the level control located on the front panel. always take special note of record levels to ensure optimum recording quality. this is a cost-effective version of the fono mm and based on the phono amplifier as used in the brio amplifier. simply switch on, sit back and enjoy!

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7.4
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Pro-Ject Record Box E USB Phonograph Preamplifier (White)

Pro-Ject Record Box E USB Phonograph Preamplifier (White)

by Vertical Cubed dba SUMIKO
What We like

Low-profile design allows you to place the unit wherever you need

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Product Features

  • SMD circuitry inspired by Dr. Sykora to make your records sound clearer and richer
  • Capable of driving both MM and MC phono cartridges
  • USB digital output for digitizing your entire vinyl collection
  • Internal metallic shielding and gold-plated RCA connections for precise and accurate audio signal transmission

Smd circuitry inspired by dr. sykora to make your records sound clearer and richer Usb digital output for digitizing your entire vinyl collection Internal metallic shielding and gold-plated rca connections for precise and accurate audio signal transmission Capable of driving both mm and mc phono cartridges

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7.4
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Parasound Zphono MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with USB

Parasound Zphono MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with USB

by Parasound
What We like

RIAA defeat switch allows for post recording digital RIAA equalization - Settings for MM-47 k, MC-47 k or MC-100 cartridges

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Product Features

  • Dual transformers and analog power supplies - AC polarity switch to help eliminate hum
  • 2 additional inputs for recording line level audio (Tape, Tuner, Sat Radio, etc.) - Headphone output for monitoring recording

dual transformers and analog power supplies - ac polarity switch to help eliminate hum 2 additional inputs for recording line level audio (tape, tuner, sat radio, etc.) - headphone output for monitoring recording

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