A hybrid that serves as both preamplifier, and audio interface, this unit has a handy selection of analog and digital I/O, making it the ideal solution for transferring your record collection to digital formats.
This preamp does not include an AC adapter and relies on power via USB.
Simple, strong, and elegant design, without any power LED (an annoyance for equipment that can't be turned off). The Pyle will raise any weak phono-level signal to line level, and even includes a 1-year warranty.
Some customers have reported a hum at higher volumes, due to poor grounding.
Features switchable input capacitance between 100pf and 200pf, with a low cut filter switch on the front panel to make sure your audio is pristine. The smooth lines of the heavy-duty black anodized case also look great on anyone's stereo rack.
The unit is not built with a power switch, and therefore has a very bright blue power light that does stay on all the time.
With this preamp's compact design, you'll be able to hook it up in even the most cramped spaces of your rack. The 1/4-inch TRS Output really helps to make sure that you are sending only the highest quality audio signal.
The higher frequencies can tend to dominate. There might not be enough bass if that is what you are shopping for.
Clear audio with boosted signal housed in a compact, yet very attractive, heavy-duty steel casing. It does have a power light, but it is a less-intrusive amber light than comparable models.
Included power adapter is not the best quality. Some customers have experienced intermittent clipping caused by voltage spikes.
We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.
There’s been a huge resurgence of vinyl records, and turntables are back in vogue. While the look, feel, and smell of vinyl is a draw, it’s the richer quality of sound that attracts users. However, the signal coming from the record player cartridge is a thousand times lower than a CD player signal, so to boost it through your speakers, you’re going to need to amplify it. Phono preamps do just this by plugging into the turntable via cables. There are 2 types of preamps that correspond to your cartridge, which will be either MM (moving magnet) or MC (moving coil), so check the manufacturer’s specifications to make the right choice. Phono preamps are a very affordable way to boost your vinyl listening enjoyment.
BestReviews wants to be better. Please take our 3-minute survey,
and give us feedback about your visit today.