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Behringer PP400 Ultra-Compact Phono Preamp

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  • Converts your phono signal to a line level signal
  • State-of-the-art phono preamp to accommodate magnetic pickups
  • Ultra low-noise audio operational amplifiers offer outstanding sound performance
  • Dedicated RCA and 1/4' output connectors
  • DC 12-Volt adapter included
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 5.1 x 7.8 inches ; 14.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000H2BC4E
  • Item model number: PP400
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 19, 2007

Product Description

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In the age of the MP3, it can be easy to forget that a turntable signal needs a little help before it reaches a mixer or home stereo if it's going to be heard. Thanks to the PP400 phono preamp, your turntable will get the boost it needs to bring your vinyl to life.

Converts your phono signal to a line level signal.
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Bring Your Vinyl to Life.

Viva Vinyl
The ultra-compact PP400 features stereo RCA inputs and outputs, as well as a 1/4-inch TRS output jack. Its incredible low-noise operation delivers sound exactly as it's read from your records by the turntable's needle, at line level, so devices lacking in the phono input department will work just fine. Behringer also includes a 12 V adapter to power this awesome audio solution.

Do Wonders For Your Wax
Vinyl is making a huge comeback, and it's time to get your wheels spinning. Plug your turntable into the PP400, send a line out to a mixer or the AUX inputs on your home stereo, and take a spin on the freeway of retro-cool. For about the price of a couple of prerecorded CDs you can experience the high-fidelity sound of real vinyl, the medium that launched the rock and roll revolution.

What's in the Box
Behringer PP400 Ultra-Compact Phono Preamp, AC Adapter, User's Manual

Product Description

BEHRINGER MICROPHONO PP400

Ultra-Compact Phono Preamp

  • Converts your phono signal to a line level signal
  • State-of-the-art phono preamp to accommodate all magnetic pickups
  • Dedicated RCA and 1/4" TRS output connectors
  • DC 12 V adapter included
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

In the age of the MP3, it can be easy to forget that a turntable signal needs a little help before it reaches a mixer or home stereo if it's going to be heard. Thanks to the PP400 phono preamp, your turntable will get the boost it needs to bring your vinyl to life.

Viva Vinyl

The ultra-compact PP400 features stereo RCA inputs and outputs, as well as a 1/4" TRS output jack. Its incredible low-noise operation delivers sound exactly as it's read from your records by the turntable's needle. We've also included a 12 V adapter to power this awesome audio solution.

Do Wonders For Your Wax

Vinyl is making a huge comeback, and it's time to get your wheels spinning. Plug your turntable into the PP400, send a line out to a mixer or the AUX inputs on your home stereo, and take a spin on the freeway of retro-cool. For about the price of a couple of prerecorded CDs you can experience the high-fidelity sound of real vinyl, the medium that launched the rock and roll revolution.



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Customer Reviews

No problem with hum or noise.
W.B. Gilliam
I use it to play my old magnetic cartridge turntable through the auxiliary input of my new micro-stereo, and the old LP's sound great using that set-up.
A reader
This one's great and works just like it says it does.
Chris Mosser

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A reader on March 24, 2007
I bought this to replace a similar phono pre-amp, model number SP-2 by an unknown manufacturer (which added a noticeable hum to the signal in spite of all my efforts at grounding and removing ground loop, etc).

The Behringer unit works fine and adds no noise at all as far as I can tell. I use it to play my old magnetic cartridge turntable through the auxiliary input of my new micro-stereo, and the old LP's sound great using that set-up.
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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful By B. Wong on October 10, 2008
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I purchased the PP400 preamp for my new receiver which does not have a phono input (preamp), like most others in the same situation. The preamp is very nicely packaged. There is too much HUMMM. My background is electronics so I know what the reason is from the start. I had suspected it to be the case even before I purchased it. I cut the cord between the power supply and the preamp and inserted a filter circuit in between. So much for the warranty! For those who can understand it, the circuit is just a one transistor capacitance multiplier. The ripple (hum) was reduced from 50mv to under 2mv. The solution is not perfect but now I can live with it. I found that experimenting with grounding also help to reduce hum. Try attaching the ground wire to different points on the receiver chassie. Be sure to reduce the volume as you move the grounding around so you will not blow out the speakers or your ear drums.

I am rather surprised, after reading the other reviews that not more hum complains were launchased. With that much hum on the power supply, hum is unavoidable. I am giving a full 5 stars on the preamp itself. The lack of filtering on the power supply dropped the rating to 3 stars overall.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Z. Jemison on February 3, 2008
It was time to replace my 20 year-old stereo receiver, and I was dismayed at the relatively high price tag of receivers sporting phono inputs. I'm no die-hard audiophile, but I do have a lot of vinyl and needed something that would work with my unamped Thorens turntable. This little gizmo was my dream come true. The external power supply is a far better option than the battery-powered alternatives and the grounding feature works like a dream. So much so, in fact, that the absence of background hum led me to believe I hadn't hooked it up correctly until the needle hit the record. I now have my turntable hooked up to the Video 2 input of my new Onkyo HT-SR600 and couldn't be happier.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence H. Bulk VINE VOICE on October 6, 2009
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Until the other day, I didn't know that Amazon sold this Behringer PP400 Ultra-Compact Phono Preamp; I bought mine from Parts Express. (But see my Update: October 19, 2009 notice below.) I wished to use it to allow one of my spare turntables to play through my computer speakers.

The turntable I am using is a twenty-five year old Technics Quartz Direct Drive Automatic Turntable System SL-Q200. I bought it (and three more!) at a time when the Japanese Yen was trading at about 250 to the dollar. Thus I paid only sixty-nine dollars apiece for the four turntables. (The cartridge, Shure V15-V P-mounts cost over one hundred dollars each!)

This phono pre-amp works splendidly with that turntable and the two computer speaker systems with which I have used it: an Altec Lansing Expressionist-PLUS FX3021 2.1 Speaker System and a Logitech Speaker System Z320 (Black).

There is NO hum whatsoever - none, zero, nada - and I have put my ear up close to the speakers. One reviewer gives a technical reason why there must be hum (something to do with the power supply) and I cannot doubt his credentials. However, at least in my experience, he is just plain wrong - and so are the few others complaining of hum with this preamp.

My thoughts (and I am certainly no expert) are that a) the people are not connecting their turntables and the grounding wire correctly or b) their home wiring is not properly grounded.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By R. Phillips on May 27, 2010
I bought and returned several "budget audiophile" phono stages lately and was very disappointed in most of them. I had to buy this just to see if my suspicions were correct and it would be just as good as some of them. Well, to me it sounds just as good or better than many of them. It is quiet in my system, no hum. It's only faults are maybe a slight lack of muscle in the bass and gain is on the lowish side. Other than that, it sounds very "musical". Things sound basically the way they should sound, just a little "sizzle" on the top end due to the very basic RIAA equalization circuitry in all lower-priced phono stages. But, no nasties ever "take the lead" here and the sound is very enjoyable and non-fatiguing overall. Absolutely incredible for twice the price or more! It seemed to smooth out even further after a few days of break-in. I also tried the $50.00 Audio Technica unit out of curiosity and because I'm a huge fan of many of their cartridges. The Audio Technica sounded slightly more dynamic and extended at the frequency extremes, but just "dry" and not half as "musical" IMO. It had faults and a brightness I found distracting and fatiguing over time. I can't stress enough what a bargain I think this little box is! Match this up with a decent turntable and Audio Technica AT95E cartridge (another HUGE bargain) and you'll have a better than average sounding vinyl rig at an amazing price.
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