ESI Phonorama USB Phono-to-Digital Audio Interface

ESI Phonorama USB Phono-to-Digital Audio Interface

ESI Phonorama USB Phono-to-Digital Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • Archive Your Vinyl and Tape Collections
  • Phono / Line Switchable Input
  • Line and Headphone Outputs
  • USB Bus-Powered
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows
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ESI PHONORAMA overview

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The Phonorama USB Phono-to-Digital Audio Interface from ESI/Ego Sys allows you to digitally archive your vinyl collection. The interface is USB bus-powered and compatible with both Mac and Windows. Additionally, the stereo pair of RCA inputs can be switched between phono- and line-level, allowing you to connect a tape deck or CD player as well.

The Phonorama supports both moving coil (MC) and moving magnet (MM) turntable cartridges. It also has a ground connection. On the back panel, a 1/4" headphone output and a 1/4" stereo line output are both available. Peak indicator lights alert you if the recording level is too high.

In the Box
ESI Phonorama USB Phono-to-Digital Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ESI PHONORAMA specs

    Windows System Requirements Intel CPU (P4 or greater) or compatible AMD CPU with SSE instructions
    Minimum 1.5 GHz processor recommended
    Windows 7 / Vista / XP (SP3)
    2 GB RAM for Windows 7 / Vista or 1 GB RAM for Windows XP
    55 MB available disk space
    Hard drive with 8 mS (or faster) access time
    10MB/minute available disk space for recordings
    QuickTime 7 or greater
    Mac System Requirements G5 or Intel Mac
    Minimum 1.0 GHz processor recommended
    Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    25 MB available disk space
    Hard drive with 8 mS (or faster) access time
    10MB/minute available disk space for recordings
    QuickTime 7 or greater
    Input Connectors 2 x RCA analog (phono- or line-level)
    Phono Input Moving Magnet (MM):
    Gain: 40 dB
    THD: 0.03%
    Impedance: 47kΩ / 200 pF

    Moving Coil (MC):
    Gain: 60 dB
    THD: 0.08%
    Impedance: 47kΩ / 200 pF
    Line Input Max input level: +8 dBu
    THD + N: 0.0025% (A-weighted)
    Impedance: 10kΩ
    Analog Audio Output 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo
    Max output level: +8dBu
    THD+N: 0.0022% (A-weighted)
    Headphone Output Output power: 100 mW max @ 32Ω
    Impedance: 32 ~ 600Ω
    A/D Converter Type: 24-bit
    Dynamic Range: 102 dB @ -60 dBFS, A-weighted
    S/(N+D) Ratio: -92 dB @ 0 dBFS, measurement method
    D/A Converter Type: 24-bit
    Dynamic Range: 108 dB @ -60 dBFS, A-weighted
    S/(N+D) Ratio: -97 dB @ -1 dBFS, measurement method
    Interchannel Isolation: 100 dB
    Power Consumption 1.1W (typical)
    Power Supply USB bus-powered (500 mA maximum)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.36 x 2.76 x 0.79" (6 x 7 x 2 cm)
    Weight Not specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.6 x 1.5"

    ESI PHONORAMA reviews

    Phonorama USB Phono-to-Digital Audio Interface is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phonorama rocks! This product is very easy to use, compact, and includes a 24 bit converter making it great for transferring vinyl. It even has a ground pin. No idea why the other customer gave a bad review, but it sounds like from the description that he did not properly select the correct RIAA mode.
    Date published: 2015-06-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Sound Line in from receiver phono worked OK, but direct phone input was absoutely horrible - no dynamic range at all, very lifeless and hollow sound. Phonorama control panel looks like it is out of the early 2000's, and it is not intuitive. The package also comes with some BIAS software that they apparently quit making in 2011, and that company is out of business.
    Date published: 2014-05-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from a big disappointment the software is old does not comply with accepted hd audio performance levels
    Date published: 2016-07-04
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