Summary: I shopped around and tried a bargain preamp which although favorably reviewed did not deliver...annoying hum and noise which did not go away no matter what I tried - then, I read the critical and customer reviews of the NAD PP2i and I was convinced that a very good preamp could be purchased without breaking the budget..
Summary: This unit has breathed new life into my vinyl collecting hobby. The sound I get is clear and precise. I see that the price has even gone down from when I bought it, so really it's a no-brainer as far as choice goes. I highly recommend.
Summary: NAD preamp to go with my NAD amp. Can we get more awesome? Overall this thing sounds great. My records sound great even at high volume. Is pretty big the in the low end range. Not round, but very present. Accurate, but big. I like it. Totally worth the money.
Summary: I bought this product to boost the signal from my MC phono cartridge to my AV Receiver. As most of you know, manufacturers have eliminated the MC/MM preamplifiers in modern receivers for phono outputs. In this case, the signal was so strong coming out of the NAD Preamplifier that it badly distorted any music I played on my turntable.
Summary: The NAD PP 2i phono preamp balances quality, simplicity, and price. This is an excellent mid-range audiophile preamplifier. The preamp is simple - a small 24V wall wart AC adapter (about the size of an iPad AC adapter, roughly electrical plug wide, three inches long, and about three inches high - it occupies a single outlet) and the preamp.