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Top 10 Best USB Phono Preamps
for July 2022

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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
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DYNASTY PROAUDIO UA2D USB Phono Preamp for Turntable, Preamp with RIAA Equalized Low Noise Moving Magnet A/D Converter (Power Adaptor & USB Cable Included)

DYNASTY PROAUDIO UA2D USB Phono Preamp for Turntable

Preamp with RIAA Equalized Low Noise Moving Magnet A/D Converter (Power Adaptor & USB Cable Included)

by Dynasty ProAudio
What We like

Can be used as a Phono preamp for any vinyl playback system, amplifies the signal from your turntable to levels that allow you to connect it to your sound system.

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Product Features

  • High performance USB audio interface Integrated, built-in with a premium circuit technology and components phono preamp that allow you to amplify an RIAA equalized low noise Phono and Line level audio signals. Simply connect it to your desktop and laptop computers USB port for recording with true-to-original sound and no quality loss.
  • The Dynasty ProAudio UA2D has the ability to be connected with all kinds of turntables with moving magnet (MM) cart- ridge or line level audio devices (tape recorders etc. ), easily transfer and convert from your favor albums vinyl records to your computer or laptop into a digital format file for organization.
  • The Dynasty ProAudio comes with USB audio driver technology that ensures latency free operation to a new level, which supports 48/44. 1 KHz sampling rate for both monitoring and recording.
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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

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Product Features

  • Dual transformers and analog power supplies - AC polarity switch to help eliminate hum
  • RIAA defeat switch allows for post recording digital RIAA equalization - Settings for MM-47 k, MC-47 k or MC-100 cartridges
  • 2 additional inputs for recording line level audio (Tape, Tuner, Sat Radio, etc.) - Headphone output for monitoring recording
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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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Stellar Labs Phono Preamp for Turntable, Pre Amp with USB Digital Recording, Low Noise USB Phono Pre Amplifier

Stellar Labs Phono Preamp for Turntable

Pre Amp with USB Digital Recording, Low Noise USB Phono Pre Amplifier

by Ace Trading
What We like

Simple Plug & Play: Record player preamp has stereo RCA inputs and stereo RCA outputs. Just connect the pre amp to your turntable and sound equipment so you can enjoy your favorite vinyl records

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Product Features

  • Phono Preamp for Turntables: This phono preamp converts phono signals to line level signals for better sounding audio. Connect any turntable to your sound equipment that does not have a phono input
  • No Quality Loss: The phono pre amp offers outstanding performance with its Low-Noise premium circuit technology. Phono preamplifier external housing is reliably shielded against interference
  • Compact Design: Measuring 4.4" x 2.8" x 1.5" this turntable preamp fits on your desk, bookshelf or table so you can easily connect your turntable to any sound system
  • Digital Recording Interface: USB Phono preamp requires no additional drivers or sound card. Simply connect the turntable preamp to your computer's USB port for recording with true-to-original sound
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Technolink TC-756USB RIAA Moving Magnet Phono Preamp with AUX Input and USB (Computer) Output

Phono Preamps Technolink TC-756USB RIAA Moving Magnet Phono Preamp with AUX Input and USB (Computer) Output

by TEC
What We like

OS compatiblity: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/Server2003/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8; Linux; Mac OS X

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Product Features

  • RIAA freq response: 20hz-20,000hz +/- 0.25dB, MM phono gain: 39dB
  • Resolution: 16 bit with selectable 32/44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, USB compatibility: 2.0 and earlier
  • Software record level control AND analog output attenuator
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Fosi Audio Box X2 Phono Preamp for Turntable Preamplifier MM Phonograph Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply

Fosi Audio Box X2 Phono Preamp for Turntable Preamplifier MM Phonograph Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply

by Fosi Audio
What We like

Applicable vacuum tube model: 6K4/6J1/6J4/GE5654/6AK5/66*In vacuum tubes, etc. You can replace the vacuum tubes to DIY your stereo system. Different tube with different sound.

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Product Features

  • Tube MM Phono Preamplifier: Converts phono signals to Line Level Signals with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to remove low-frequency noise ensure clear sound quality. Designed with grounding post to protect your turntable.
  • Tube Preamplifier: It's also a tube preamp with 3.5mm AUX Input. Designed and assembled by Fosi Audio from high-quality components. Great warm, smooth-sounding.
  • Three switchable gain modes: 39, 42, 45 dB. Adjustable gain levels to give you customizable control and outstanding compatibility. Entry-Level high-end analog sound and top-notch circuitry for an unbeatable low cost.
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ART USB Phono Plus

ART USB Phono Plus

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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Cambridge Audio Alva Solo | Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet Turntable

Cambridge Audio Alva Solo

Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet Turntable

by Cambridge Audio
What We like

TECH SPECS - MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 10W, GAIN @ 1KHZ 39dB, NOMINAL OUTPUT 300mV, SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT 3.35mV, EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE ~0.09uV, RIAA CURVE ACCURACY +/- 0.65dB 30Hz-20kHz, DIMENSIONS (H X W X D) 1.9x6.9x5.2, WEIGHT 1.5lbs

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Product Features

  • GREAT ADDITION TO ANY AMP The Alva Solo is a perfect for your amp that doesnt have a phono preamp built in or a great upgrade for your amp with one built in. You will notice more smoothness and warmth with less distortion and background noise.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL The Alva Duo's switch mode power supply and surface mount technology delivers short signal paths and a faster response with precision and lower background noise so you don't hear a hum over the vinyl's low-level signals.
  • SUBSONIC FILTER & BALANCE CONTROL The Alva Solo will even work if your vinyls are a little worse for wear. The subsonic filter and balance control eliminate low frequency rumbles from imperfections in your vinyl for an accurate soundstage.
  • DESIGNED FOR VINYL Cambridge Audios Alva Solo is a dedicated moving magnet phono preamp designed to give you a superb sonic experience from your favorite record collection using its switch mode power supply and surface mounted circuit board.
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OSD Audio Pre-1 High Definition Preamplifier – Multi Source Select Phono Ready

OSD Audio Pre-1 High Definition Preamplifier – Multi Source Select Phono Ready

by OSD Audio
What We like

SIGNAL: A preamp is an important element for music recording to boost the low-level output on microphones. It provides a better recording signal compared to standard equipment.

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Product Features

  • DESIGN: OSD Audios Pre-1 is a unique preamplifier that accomplishes the subtle audio tasks that takes an ordinary audio source management to the next level.
  • CONTROLS: The front panel has adjustable mic level control, input selector, microphone jack output, and mute option. It controls the bass for midrange, treble, loudness and balance control.
  • SOUND QUALITY: The Pre-1 assists in experiencing a true home theater surround sound. It allows the ear to hear every detail for an enhanced audio environment.
  • POWER: A low frequency filter gives a response of 5Hz-30kHz +0 -3dB in order to have the ultimate powered preamp for a home recording or stereo system.
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ART DJ Pre II Turntable Phono Preamplifier with RIAA EQ and a RCA Male to 2 RCA Male Audio Cable 3'

ART DJ Pre II Turntable Phono Preamplifier with RIAA EQ and a RCA Male to 2 RCA Male Audio Cable 3'

by ART
What We like

Low Noise

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Product Features

  • Gain Trim and Signal Gain/Clip LED
  • Low Cut Filter Switch
  • Phono Preamp for Recording and Playback
  • Switchable Input Capacitance: 100pF/200pF
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iFi Audio Zen Phono Preamp for Turntables / Record Players

iFi Audio Zen Phono Preamp for Turntables

Record Players

by Abbingdon Ltd
What We like

ACCESSORIES - Includes 5V DC power supply and RCA cable

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Product Features

  • INPUTS - Selectable MM and MC cartridge input
  • INTELLIGENT - subsonic analog filter
  • CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR TURNTABLE SETUP - Ultrawide 36dB to 72dB gain
  • OUTPUTS - RCA and Balanced 4.4mm Pentacon Outputs

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