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: 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: 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: It works. The sound is clean enough, if somewhat sterile. Allowed me to hook up my turntable to my Phono-input-lacking receiver without spending a fortune. There is definitely higher quality audio equipment out there but you'll be paying for it.
Summary: As a long time NAD product owner I purchased this assuming it would represent an excellent balance between sound quality, build quality, features and style….which this little thing does….it's built solid, has a nice mid-level output and an open/natural sound…a real steal for 99 bucks.
Summary: I was running my turntable with the Denon DL-110 cartridge in the phono input of an old 70's receiver. Bought this just to see if it made a difference thru the aux input. Ran it thru the MC inputs and it sounds wayyyyyy better than the built in phono input. Cannot go wrong for the price. Period.
Summary: After you hear some real phono preamps, the only conclusion i have for this NAD PP..series is crap.It sounds not better than the ones build in your amplifier (even wurs).There's nothing coming out, (tested with MC & MM cartridge) the line output is so weak you have to crank the volume of your power amp all the way up.Dynamics are very weak to.The highs are onnatural (sounds like plastic).When you open this little box the answer is right there.A hole box full of crap SMD...
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.