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Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface

B&H # ALPL Mfr # PHONOLINK
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Expected availability: End of August 2014
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You Pay: $32.53
Product Highlights
  • Accepts Turntable and Line Levels
  • USB to Mac & Windows Computers
  • 16-Bit, 44.1kHz Resolution

The Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface is a simple, plug-and-play audio interface for both Mac and PC computers. The cable features a standard USB connection and RCA inputs that are switchable between line and phono (turntable) signals. A ground terminal is also available for connecting turntables. The PhonoLink also features a level control dial, 16-Bit / 44.1kHz audio resolution and measures 6.5' (2m) in length.

Connect turntable, tape deck, mixer, or other stereo, line-level audio source to USB for stereo recording
Stereo, 16-bit, 44.1kHz digital audio output
Internal analog-to-digital conversion system
Plug-and-play connection for Mac and PC
6.5' (2m) Length
Compatible with most Mac and Windows class-compliant drivers and software
Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface
  • PhonoLink Cable
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AlesisPhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface
     
    4.0

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Excellent sound (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (7)
      • Home studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works perfectly on a Mac with GarageBand

      I converted 60+ cassette tapes to AIF files with the Alesis Phonolink and GarageBand '09. The Phonolink device worked perfectly and the Mac had no problem recognizing it as an USB input device.

      I converted 60+ cassette tapes to AIF files with the Alesis Phonolink and GarageBand '09. The Phonolink device worked perfectly and the Mac had no problem recognizing it as an USB input device.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Alesis Phonolink

      I purchased Phonolink to record all my vinyl to CD's. When plugging the USB end into computer, computer does not recognize Phonolink. Using Microsoft's Digital Music edition, with it's Analog Recorder, it...Read complete review

      I purchased Phonolink to record all my vinyl to CD's. When plugging the USB end into computer, computer does not recognize Phonolink. Using Microsoft's Digital Music edition, with it's Analog Recorder, it too does not recognize phonolink.

      Followed limited instructions included with Phonolink. I am using an AKAI professional turntable & know this works. I am also using Windows XP, service pack 3.

      Tried calling & going on-line to Alesis, however to no avail. The downloads that are mentioned in the literature that came with Phonolink do not exist on Alesis web page, only PDF's files.

      After discussing all this with my computer tech, he is of the opinion that the Phonolink I just purchased is bad. Currently I could not recommend purchase of this product.

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      5.0

      Big Savings and Simplicity

      By CoolBoomer

      from Ocala FL

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Connection Points

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment
        • High-End Equipment

        Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

        So much easier and simpler-and way less expensive--than an external sound card. Worked 30 seconds after plugging it in with Windows 7. Just used Audacity and tested it on an old Tijuana Brass LP--very easy ripping from vinyl to MP3. The possibilities are endless.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Adapter

        By Dalmak

        from Fair Lawn, NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

          To Convert 8MM videos yo Digital format

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent coverting equipment

          By Drumstick32

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

            If you are looking for a way to use your current gear and not invest big bucks--use this small investment to covert your records to MP3's. The results are very good--all it will ever take is time anyway to copy all the music. The patch is free off the website and you're ready to start recording.

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            5.0

            Just what I was looking for

            By Arlindinho

            from Silver Spring, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

            For some time now I've been intending to transfer some old vinyls to my iTunes library. I started the job with a vintage receiver which eventually lost one of the channels after a few records. The Alesis PhonoLink is compact adn was immediately recognized by my Mac. The sound quality is as good as my old stereo, and it takes a lot less space on my desk. Highly recommended.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Does the JOB

            By Paul

            from Ottawa, Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

              I have been looking for a simple, cost effective way to transfer my LP's to my Mac. This is it. Worked first time with no problems. Just plugged it in, downloaded the software and it worked.

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              4.0

              A handy Interface to have

              By Johnny Reb

              from Reading, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                Once I got the sound card set up to except the cable interface it works great. I am using it to transfer cassett tape recordings over to cd's.

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                5.0

                Does exactly what's it's supposed to

                By Hubert Bey

                from Montréal, Québec

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                    The PhonoLink RCA-to-USB Cable Interface by Alesis worked seamlessly on first set-up. I use it through the application Audacity on an iMac to digitize my old vinyl and CD collection. Works perfectly fine.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Everything I need!

                    By papakish

                    from Midlothian, Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Portable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Connecting audio sources
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                    I plan to transfer some of my vinyl to CD and I bought this item hoping that it would allow me to plug my vintage turntable (Linn Sondek LP12,c.1984) into my computer.
                    I leave the turntable connected to the phono pre-amp input on my receiver in order to take advantage of the higher pre-amp quality compared to the PhotoLink. I use a stereo RCA cable to plug the RCA connections on the PhotoLink to the receiver's tape monitor loop output and plug the USB into the computer. This way I can use the "line" level setting on the PhotoLink as well as listen using my room speakers, my stereo speakers, or headphones, with the flick of a switch.
                    The volume control on the PhotoLink is useful when it's necessary to increase the gain for some of my records.
                    Another plus is the compact size.
                    I have absolutely no complaints about this product and would recommend it to to a friend.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interf

                    By nate

                    from Phx, AZ

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

                      Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                      This is a great tool for saving those old tapes to a digital format that you just can not affort to loose.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      PRODUCT DEFECTIVE

                      By CAPTAIN

                      from HAMPSTEAD, NC.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't work

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                          PURCHSED THIS FOR MY SISTER FOR HER BIRTHDAY, UNFORTUNATELY IT DOESN'T WORK AS SOON AS SHE RETURNES IT I WILL BE LOOKING FOR A REFUND

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Tom Bailie

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording

                            Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                            Very Usefull

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                            5.0

                            Excellent

                            By Bert

                            from St-Jean, Qc, Canada

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances

                              Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                              I spent few hours to find out how to transfer my vinyls to my computer trying to figure out how to do it.

                              I finally came to your website, order the the product, plug and play and that was it. Very satisfied.

                              Tks again

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By DJ SMS

                              from North Carolina

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound

                              Cons

                              • Would not work with one p

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                                I have used it twice, and it has worked advertised. I am pleased.

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                                5.0

                                it works as advertised

                                By rontab

                                from kansas city ,mo

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                                    it works great and is realy simple to use

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                                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Set Up Instructions

                                    By Kev

                                    from South Carolina

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording

                                        Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                                        The setup instructions are very vague. There was no information regarding the speed in mhz to connect to the device. Also on you must set up an Aggragated device and there was nothing about that in the instructions or in the .pdf I downloaded from Alesis. I manage to get it working after 3 hours of trial and error. There should be more instructional guidance on setting up this device. It is not a 4 step process.

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                                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Piece of Junk

                                        By HNG

                                        from Boston, MA

                                        About Me Professional Musician

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact

                                        Cons

                                        • Breaks Easily

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                                        Got this and seemed pretty cool little device to convert thousands of Vinyl Records with a still working turn table. Everything hooked up easy and just showed up on my Mac. Everything was working just fine but two records in, the audio was missing most of the dynamic range on one channel. Thinking perhaps I had a bad cable connected I flipped the still working clean channel with the channel that is now sounding bad, the problem fallowed. I then tried to connect using a line input device and same issue with the line level on the interface.

                                        Seems like from reading other post you either get a good one or you get one that is just poorly made and fails rapidly, that is my case. So until they address the QA your packaging.

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                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Works perfectly on a Mac with GarageBand

                                        By LeoRegius

                                        from SF Bay Area

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                                            I converted 60+ cassette tapes to AIF files with the Alesis Phonolink and GarageBand '09. The Phonolink device worked perfectly and the Mac had no problem recognizing it as an USB input device.

                                            Share this review

                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            Alesis Phonolink

                                            By Ed the Flash

                                            from Tampa, FL

                                            About Me Experienced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Limited Functions
                                              • Unreliable

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Alesis PhonoLink Stereo RCA-to-USB Cable Interface:

                                                I purchased Phonolink to record all my vinyl to CD's. When plugging the USB end into computer, computer does not recognize Phonolink. Using Microsoft's Digital Music edition, with it's Analog Recorder, it too does not recognize phonolink.

                                                Followed limited instructions included with Phonolink. I am using an AKAI professional turntable & know this works. I am also using Windows XP, service pack 3.

                                                Tried calling & going on-line to Alesis, however to no avail. The downloads that are mentioned in the literature that came with Phonolink do not exist on Alesis web page, only PDF's files.

                                                After discussing all this with my computer tech, he is of the opinion that the Phonolink I just purchased is bad. Currently I could not recommend purchase of this product.

                                                Share this review

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