The new Terratec PhonePreAmp iVinyl has a somewhat weird name. OK, it may be descriptive but it’s still a bit strange. But we’re not namophobes so we’ll move swiftly along and advise you to plug it into your computer’s USB port and record audio from a vinyl record player or cassette player to your hard disk. Without a sound card in sight. Comes with editing software too, so no excuses Mr Hiss Crackle-Pop. £99.99.
The PhonoPreAmp is equipped with an input for your turntable (with moving magnet cartridge) and with a port for tape decks or other audio sources. Adjustable levels, shielded housing, not to mention carefully selected components and a first-class signal-to-noise ratio together guarantee the perfect recording. The phono PreAmp requires no drivers, no sound card and no power supply. Connect it to your computer’s USB port and start recording.