ART USB Phono Plus

Phono Preamp / Audio Interface with RIAA EQ, Analog and Digital I/O, and Low Cut Filter
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Handy Phono Preamp and Audio Interface

The ART USB Phono Plus phono preamplifier / audio interface is the perfect solution for transferring your prized vinyl collection to your computer. It also makes an ideal audio interface. The USB Phono Plus sports a high-performance RIAA phono preamp with a low cut filter for pristine audio transfer. There's a healthy compliment of analog and digital I/O onboard, and front-mounted gain and signal/clipping indication let you optimize a variety of analog sources. The unit is sheathed in a tough, all-aluminum case. If digitizing your records is long overdue, pick up the ART USB Phono Plus.

ART USB Phono Plus Features at a Glance:
  • An easy, great-sounding solution for digitizing your vinyl!
  • A/D-D/A: 16 bit, 44.1kHz or 48kHz, USB selectable from computer
  • Digital Audio Interface: TOSlink Opto In to and Out from USB, S/PDIF coax In to USB
  • Mac: OS9.1 / OS X computers with native USB support
  • Windows: 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 USB audio device drivers
  • USB 2.0 compliant
  • USB bus powered, no power supply required
  • All-aluminum black anodized case with integral rubber sides
  • USB bus powered or 7-12V DC or 9-12V AC @ 150mA (external; not supplied)
If you've got vinyl, the ART USB Phono Plus is a handy device to have around!

Additional Media

Studio Preamp Buying Guide
USB Phono Plus User Manual

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Frequency Response 10Hz-50kHz (±0.5dB)
Analog Inputs 2 x RCA (RIAA)
Analog Outputs 2 x RCA
Digital Inputs 1 x S/PDIF (Coax), 1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
Digital Outputs 1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
Computer Connectivity USB (Bus Powered)
Height 1.85"
Depth 4.5"
Width 4.6"
Weight 1.35 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number USBPhonoPlus PS

Customer Reviews

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Great item!

Works great and I love it! Converting 750 records is a daunting task but with this little item I'm able to do it well. My turntable has a spdif digital out so I plug it into the back of the ART USB Phone Plus which plugs into my computer via usb. Great item for anyone converting analogue (or digital) to digital.


Just what I needed to transfer Albums to CD . It took a little time to get the hang of recording software, but all came out good in the end

Preamp works Great

I have been looking for a quality unit for quite some time at a realistic price. This thing does a wonderful job. The quality is very high and seems like it will last. I wish they had put an on/off switch on the front, but it's easy to simply unplug the power source. The LEDs are a bit bright, but other than these issues I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Music background: Musician

Great little piece of gear

Easy hookup, sounds great. I haven't really used the software that came with it because I have my own, but it seems easy enough.
Music background: Recording artist, former church sound man

Almost Perfect

This unit has a very quiet phono preamp. It is so much better than the old stereo receiver I was using, that I had to re-record all my LPs using it. The Lo-Cut takes out all the subsonic frequencies caused by the record warps and it does not change the sound. The unit interfaces with my PC and my mixer or anything else I want to connect to it like tape decks or MP3 players. Once you get the recording software set up with the record/playback connections and levels properly set, you are in for clear sounding fun. It provides the functions that are missing in the modern laptop PCs.
Music background: Hobbyist, Amateur Musician
See also: ART, ART Preamps