ART USB Phono Plus Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from Payson, Arizona
April 19, 2012Music Background:
Recording artist, former church sound man
Great little piece of gearEasy hookup, sounds great. I haven't really used the software that came with it because I have my own, but it seems easy enough.
January 8, 2013Music Background:
Music teacher and performer
Does what it saysThis was a Christmas gift from my wife (even though I picked it out and made the purchase!) The Phono Plus does exactly what it says, and does it well. I am in the process of converting my vinyl to digital, and so far the results have been excellent.
Levels are pretty hot coming form this interface, even when configuring the driver and system exactly as described in the manual. Input on your recording software must be reduced to a very low level with good results. I haven't tried going -6dB on the Phono Plus's trim and boosting the level in the software yet since results have been great so far.
My only concern is that I found the Soundsaver Express software to be less than instinctive, so I am using the good ol' Audacity freeware that I am familiar with for recording. Maybe when I have some time, I can learn to use the Bias software.
All in all, I am quite pleased with ART USB Phono Plus.
from Nashville TN
April 30, 2012Music Background:
Sounds great but needs slight redesignThis unit sounds great but the location of the monitor output leaves a lot to be desired. It would be much better if it was on the back with all the other cable connections. Instead it is located right next to the monitor level knob and it is VERY difficult to adjust the level while the plug is in place. The tiny volume knob doesn't help any.