Show your vinyl collection the love it deserves. With the addition of the PP 4 to your home system, the LPs you cherish the most come alive in the form of expansive and rich sound. Offering superb and measured sonic performance, NAD combines two simple solutions – the PP 4 Digital Phono and the USB Preamplifier – into one small device, making it easy to add phono to stereo amplifiers and AV receivers without a phono input.
The PP 4 uses a shielded USB cable and recording level control, which combine to reduce noise and improve the analogue-to-digital conversion process. As part of NAD’s commitment to the environment, the PP 4 features a more efficient “green” power supply that reduces power consumption. It also has an Auto Power Down feature that saves energy by shutting off when not in use. Designed to enhance one’s listening experience, the PP 4 is the ultimate tool to elevate any turntable system.
The NAD’s overall neutrality, delicacy, and resolution of detail made it a good match for well-recorded jazz. What most floored me about the PP 3’s performance was its ability to render lightning-fast transients with a good sense of dynamic slam.
In the PP 3 phono preamplifier, NAD has produced a detailed, uncolored, and dynamic performer.
By even the most critical audiophile standards, the PP 3 has no meaningful flaws; I can’t believe NAD can produce a product of this quality at this price.
Stereophile (Oct 18, 2010)
No matter the degree of your vinyl obsession, I suggest buying the NAD PP 3i. It’s a perfect entry-level phonostage with benefits for the neophyte, and it works well to digitize some of your analog rarities. Plus, it comes in handy should your megabucks phonostage have to make a return to the factory for repairs
Lots of 5 stars and 4 stars reviews at crutchfield.com
* Note: Some of these reviews are written for NAD PP 3 phono stage, with is the older version of PP 4. The new version is of course, an enhancement to the reliable and popular PP 3.