Our take on the NAD PP4 Phono to USB Preamplifier
The NAD PP4 Phono to USB Preamp gives you the option to transfer your vinyl collection to a PC or Mac hard disc drive, converting your LP’s into today’s digital formats. This preamp proves itself to be sophisticated, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. In standby mode the PP4 uses less than one watt of power, and its Auto Power Down feature saves energy by shutting down when not in use.
The PP4 combines NAD's award winning PP-2i MM / MC Phono Preamp with a high quality Analog-to-Digital converter with USB interface, so you can transfer your valuable vinyl collection to a PC or Mac hard disc drive. There is also a line input to allow for the transfer of cassette tapes.
The new "greener" PP4 uses less than one watt of power in standby mode. The PP4's Auto Power Down feature saves energy by automatically powering the PP4 to OFF when not in use. NAD has also improved the digital circuitry and included a new, shielded USB cable, which both combine to reduce noise and improve the analog-to-digital conversion process.
The PP4 offers a very high quality path to converting analog vinyl into digital music files. Unlike the "all-in-one" solutions on the market that use inferior turntable and cartridge elements, the PP4 uses your existing high quality vinyl playback system and offers audiophile-quality ripping. The PP4 Phono-to-USB Preamp offers a complete hardware and software solution with exceptional flexibility to record from LP or tape.
PP4 VinylStudio LiteThe PP4 comes with a new Mac compatible version of AlpineSoft's VinylStudio Lite ripping software, in addition to the PC version. VinylStudio Lite is the most intuitive software available for ripping LPs and burning audio CDs. It automatically adds track numbers, looks up song titles online, and offers other options for file management. Users can also opt to automatically add tracks to their iTunes Music Library. The included VinylStudio Lite PC Software makes it easy to copy your LPs directly to the hard drive of your PC as either .wav or .mp3 files.