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Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp

You Pay: $48.95
Product Highlights
  • RIAA EQ Compensation
  • RCA I/O
  • Ground Terminal

The Rolls VP29 is a phono/turntable preamplifier with provisions for line level output. The VP29 is designed for use with amplifiers, mixers or stereo systems that do not provide turntable inputs.

The preamp features dual RCA phone inputs, ground terminal connection and dual RCA stereo line level outputs. A separate 1/8" stereo line level output is provided for added flexibility. Although the unit is DC powered (AC adapter included), its compact design make it both unobtrusive and portable.

EQ Compensation Curve
The Rolls VP29 features RIAA standard EQ compensation. Counter-EQing during playback compensates for over accentuated high frequencies and low-end frequency loss
RCA and 1/8" Phone Output
In addition to the standard RCA L/R phono outputs provided, a single 1/8" stereo phone output is provided for added flexibility
Compact & Rugged Design
The Rolls VP29 sports a rugged, compact design that is both unobtrusive as well as lightweight and portable
Rolls VP29 Phono Preamp with RIAA EQ Compensation
  • External Power Supply
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    RollsVP29 - Phono Preamp
     
    4.8

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (19)
    • Great sound quality (15)
    • Good power output (7)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Energy efficient (4)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (3)

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (14)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
    • Home theater (6)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (11), Tech savvy (8), Practical (6), Experienced (3), Movie enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    PERFECT for ripping vinyl LPs to MP3

    I bought the VP29 to use in digitizing my LP collection for storage on my computer and to listen to through iTunes. Looked at some other pre-amps, but the VP29 seemed to have the...Read complete review

    I bought the VP29 to use in digitizing my LP collection for storage on my computer and to listen to through iTunes. Looked at some other pre-amps, but the VP29 seemed to have the best combination of quality and features for the price.

    Set up was quick and easy. I attached the phono outputs to the inputs on the VP29, and the outputs on the VP29 to an RCA-to-mini jack Y cable. I plugged that into the line-in jack on my HP PC. SOund is great, with minimal hum.

    I use Audio Cleaning Lab 14 to create and touch up the MP3 files. The 60Hz hum filter removes the hum, and it has crackle and pop filters as well as a "brilliance" filter to breathe some life into well-worn LPs.

    All in all, a solid little unit.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Job done. NOT the best

    A fine quick fix but it has a terrible low frequency reproduction. I'm satisfied with the product but only because it cost [$]. For anyone who loves vinyl for audio quality I wouldn't...Read complete review

    A fine quick fix but it has a terrible low frequency reproduction. I'm satisfied with the product but only because it cost [$]. For anyone who loves vinyl for audio quality I wouldn't purchase this product. if you open it up you will see why it is second best

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Phil

    from Las Vegas

    Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

    This little preamp was exactly what I needed. It's very easy to use, performs as listed, and I'm very happy with my purchase.

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    5.0

    Great Service

    By Fabio

    from Miami, Florida

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing

      Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

      The product works like a charm. I needed so bad and urgently. I got in 3 days, like that of service.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Works great - good sound

      By technogeek

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • DJ / Mixing
        • Home Theater

        Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

        I bought this to connect my old direct drive Technics SL-QD22 to a modern sony AV system. The box works well and the sound is excellent. I connected the ground wire, used quality phono cables and I don't hear any hum or background noise - it's very quiet. Any rumble I get is coming from the turntable itself.

        The unit is simple and easy to install and works very well. I am pleased with the sound quality.

        My final amp and speakers are very high quality and this unit complements them well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Makes My LP's Come Alive

        By Ernie's Dad

        from Northwest Indiana

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater

          Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

          When I bought my new Home Theater Amp I did not realize that I would need a phono preamp to power my Technics Turntable. I consulted B&H and they recommended the VP29. It comes as a complete package, with the power pack included. Hook up a few wires and I'm able to play my LP's again!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product!

          By Timbo

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Vinyl enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Turntable

          Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

          Purchased this to use with my new turntable (Music Hall mmf2.2) and it works GREAT! Wasn't so sure how a ~$ pre amp would perform, but I am impressed! The sound quality is great and there is no static or buzzing.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Phono preamp

          By Jean

          from NY

          Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

          Very easy to set up and works perfectly

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          4.0

          Red box

          By Paulino

          from Elmhurst NY

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Budget Phono Preamp
            • DJ / Mixing

            Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

            Professional grade phono preamp for vinyl enthusiasts.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great bang for the buck

            By Tommy G

            from Saginaw, Michigan

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems

              Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

              Although I'm not a DJ, I purchased the VP29 to bring my turntable up to line level and run the signel through my mixer and into my powered speakers. I do use the audio equipment for my electronic keyboards but thought I would run the turntable through that equipment as well and it works great. I really like the idea that you can also ground your turntable to the pre-amp and get a nice clean signal that way. The audio cames through distortion free from the hi and low frequencies. This is a well made brand name product encased in metal, and a real deal at the current selling price.

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              • No

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By AC

              from San Ramon, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                Easy set up and works great with the new receiver. There's is a little green light that stays on all the time if plug into the electric outlet, no off switch.

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                3.0

                Job done. NOT the best

                By John g

                from Sydney

                About Me Audiophile, Projectionist, Tech Savvy

                Pros

                • Cheap
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • Minimal Components
                • Poor Bass Reproduction

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • DJ / Mixing

                Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                A fine quick fix but it has a terrible low frequency reproduction. I'm satisfied with the product but only because it cost [$]. For anyone who loves vinyl for audio quality I wouldn't purchase this product. if you open it up you will see why it is second best

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great pre-amp

                By Count

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                    I received this a week ago. It works great! The instructions were good and the setup was very easy. I've got the turntable spinning again and my old vinyl sounds great! This device is great. I highly recommend it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    An excellent product!

                    By MCC

                    from Queens, NY

                    About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                        It's a snap to hook-up! You'll be listening to your LPs in no time.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Simple, highly effective, cost effective

                        By Zach

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home Theater
                          • Larger Rooms
                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                          The VP29 is a simple and effective way to amplify your record player. I find the warm rich tone to be superior to any record player with a built-in preamp and even superior to many receivers with phono inputs (at least up into the middle grade of receivers).

                          Recommended for its warm sound, negligible hum, and fair price.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Phono Preamp - Amazing

                          By Audiophile Dave

                          from Halifax, NS

                          About Me Audiophile

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Basic Systems

                            Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                            I've had my turntable sitting next to my receiver for years and now finally am able to play my old albums. The sound is incredible - no hum, just crisp clean sound. Very easy to set up and delivery of the product was fast. Very impressed with B&H (first time purchaser from their site). Being from across the border, the duty/taxes option on the purchase was very easy and seamless. And I was able to track the shipment every step of the way. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others, which I've done a few times over the past couple of weeks.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good bang for the buck.

                            By Frankey J.

                            from Fairfield, CA

                            About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Power Output

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                              It has a warm/rich old school sound that I enjoy. It doesn't sound like a CD.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              don't let the price fool you...

                              By jb

                              from Montreal, QC

                              About Me Audiophile, Post-production engineer, Pro Audio / DJ

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Solidely built

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                                  no bells and wistles here... this product is simple but very effective.
                                  You will hardly hear it, that's a good thing, and given it's size, you easly get out sight as well...

                                  This item is a no brainer !!!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great!

                                  By Will

                                  from Georgia

                                  About Me Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Controls
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Energy Efficient
                                  • Good Power Output
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                                      I use the preamp to bring my record player up ti line level. It is very crisp and clear. It doesn't color the sound at all.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Preamp for the Price

                                      By Vinyl James

                                      from Massachusetts

                                      About Me Music Lover, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Features
                                      • Fire Engine Red
                                      • Good Power Output
                                      • Great Sound Quality
                                      • Price

                                      Cons

                                      • none so far

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Basic Systems
                                      • Smaller Rooms

                                      Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                                      I bought this preamp so that I could hook my turntable up to my newer Onkyo receiver. I use a Technics SL-J3 with Bose speakers and the sound is crystal clear. I also really like that it offers the ability to rip your records to a PC.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does exactly what it says

                                      By Mike

                                      from Riverside, CT

                                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Basic Systems
                                          • DJ / Mixing

                                          Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                                          This is one of those utility purchases that is hard to get excited about, but it's great when it works just as it should. The quality seems solid and I have no problems recommending this to people who need a basic phono pre-amp.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          works well

                                          By cshaffner

                                          from minneapolis, mn

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Rolls VP29 - Phono Preamp:

                                                solid for the money, good quiet piece of equipment.

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                                                • No

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