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Transference Machina

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Last updated Aug 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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Works fine with my iMAC and is a DAC
I run it via USB ,(which carries the power as well, no need for wall wart.)
to get my turntable onto digital AAC on my mac and concurrently use it as my headphone amp for monitoring the ripping.
And then it is my current headphone amp to listen to my digital music library.
I am sure it is not the best of headphone amps but it begins to make sense of my Grado 325 purchase , as with the audio out of my iMac I felt that the sound was far too bright without any perceptible bass effect.

OH, and by the way it makes for some very clean and clear vinyl rips.

From the manufacturer
"The USBPhonoPlus v2 is the ideal low cost interface solution for transferring any analog or digital audio source, including a turntable into a computer via standard USB connection. Building on the success of the two previous iterations, the ARTcessoriesDeeJayPre and the USBPhonoPlus, the USBPhonoPlus v2adds more convenient pre or post monitor source selection and a variable headphone level control to the already successful low noise RIAA standard A/D interface package.
The USBPhonoPlus v2 is of course fully compliant with the USB 1.1 specification and uses USB adaptive mode for playback and USB asynchronous mode for audio recording applications. Optical TOSLINK inputs and outputs as well as S/PDIF inputs allow the USBPhonoPlus v2 to act as a convenient digital audio to USB interface as well standard line level analog audio / USB conversion tool. Designed to work with the USB audio device drivers in PC Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS9.1 or greater (with native USB support) or any OS-X based system, the USBPhonoPlus v2 requires no additional drivers.
Housed in an all aluminum black anodized case, theUSBPhonoPlus v2 can be powered by either an external power supply or directly from a PC based USB host port for added convenience."

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