Great Adjustable Preamp
I bought this to combine with my Novation Audiohub 2X4 interface for recording albums. I bought the Audiohub first and wasn’t able to adjust the recording level. The input signal was either too low or too high causing clipping. Now I can record with my Audiohub using HIGH gain while using 100PF (will depend on your cartridge) and the FLAT response and 0 (zero) on the Gain. Now my recordings are at -2dB to -3db, which is a perfect dynamic recording level. Grounding my turntable was great as it fixed the hum I was seeing on the spectral display in Adobe Audition CS6, but not hearing. I know many complained about the bright blue light, but I found a better solution for it. I bought a Livewire Power conditioner (6-outlet) and only have my turntable, preamp, and audiohub plugged into it. It not eliminates surges, spikes, EMI/RFI issues it takes care of the bright blue light by turning it off when done using the setup. This is a great preamp that has turned my recordings into masterpieces! They are cleaner, clearer, and much more dynamic. Money well worth spent!