Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2018
Less than twenty dollars, sounds great, shipped fast and worth every penny.
I really thought of going with something more expensive. Please note, I had nothing to compare it to. So I ran it straight into the receivers vs through this box straight into my computer, then back to those same receivers. Untouched sounded slightly better straight into either of my JVC 517v receiver. But here's the catch, slight adjustments to the computer and all bets are off.
The computer can add reverb, EQ, Noise Reduction, range expansion, widen or narrow the separation and even slow or speed up without distortion or the pitch going nuts. Meanwhile, any of this done on the receiver, via the receiver does more harm in too many cases. I played Rap, rock, Classical, old school motown, soul, and even compared CD's some of the same stuff I have records, Amazing! I can't see myself buying something more expensive without an A vs B comparo!
Here's what I'm using.
I have a DIYer computer with an old Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music that rated at about 101db, makes me miss the Auzen Prelude card that died. I'm using the line-level input and it is important that you not use it as MIC. As a source (Mobo sound card switched from MIC to Line-Level input) I never use motherboard sound.
Phono's Red and White RCA connectors to the Preamp box's Input. Output the computer using something like ""AmazonBasics 3.5mm to 2-Male RCA Adapter Cable - 4 Feet"or the Monoprice equivalent.
There has to be better more expensive solutions/options out there but this thing rocked. I have a Technics SL-Q300 Turntable (Record player LOL) and had thought my needle/stylus was worn out! Even ordered a cheap needle to check this, but the old needle under magnification showed it had gunk on it. A little WD-40 and alcohol plus q-tip and all is good again. $47 needle/Stylus sounds like $47 and the $19 sounds like, well, $19 LOL! But that's not really fair. I'll keep new needle for a back up though.
I would buy this Preamp again if needed and will tell friends about it. If this is confusing, please ask questions. I use two receivers for sound from my computer, Ole school JVC for left and right sounds for music and a newer Harman Kardon AVR 246 for discrete analog 5.1 sound for games and etc...........