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Behringer U-Phono UFO202 Audiophile USB/Audio Interface with Built-in Phono Preamp,Black
High-quality USB/audio interface connects your turntable, cassette player etc. with your computer for recording and playbackTransfer and restore your valuable vinyl records and tapes to your computer via a simple USB connectionAudacity* vinyl restoration, noise-reduction, editing and recording software plus comprehensive podcasting software available for free at behringer.comPhono input switchable to line input sourceStereo output allows easy connection and playback of computer audio files over your home sound system
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35 Reddit comments about Behringer U-Phono UFO202 Audiophile USB/Audio Interface with Built-in Phono Preamp,Black:

u/Naima_ · 6 pointsr/FL_Studio

Play around with it. I found FL studio pretty intuitive. Theres a number of good "FL Studio for beginner" videos on youtube. The way i learned things was by googling for an answer after 5 or 10 minutes of fiddling around with no luck...couldn't figure out the most efficient way to sample? I'd just youtue "how to sample in FL Studio" and i've been using said method since then.

I'm pretty sure there is a $200-$300 version of FL studio that has most of what i you use/will use.

I've only ever mixed in FL studio, imo, my tracks come out well enough that they don't require mastering.

You either need Jam origin or a decent mic to record guitar. I had a friend use a vocal mic and play his acoustic guitar into the mic. He sound proofed the area and made sure the apartment was quiet. Again, jam origin works.

Estimating all costs, you'd could get everything you need for $350 maybe? FL Studio, a basic sound interface (Basic as in this, used Akai MPK, and either a decent small pair of studio monitors or studio headphones (The $30 AKGs from Guitar Center will work for now_

u/hellomika · 5 pointsr/vinyl

You need a USB phono preamp. It's a box on which you can plug your turntable. You then plug that box on your computer via USB and it will show up as an audio interface / sound card.


I don't think you'll need any software (unless you want to record).

u/Cool-Beaner · 5 pointsr/raspberry_pi

If you are looking for an audio only media center, take a look at Volumio or Pi MusicBox, or maybe Rune Audio.
If you are going to use HDMI for Audio, you are good. If you you want to use the 1/8 inch audio out, it's time to look at a separate DAC. This one is my favorite.

u/WirelesslyWired · 4 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Yes, that should work, but I would highly recommend a different Behringer, the UFO202. It has the phono preamp, as well as a DAC for stereo input, and stereo output, and a headphone amplifier. I have been using an earlier version since the Pi 1B days.
Just plug the turntable into it, and it's USB into the Pi.

u/Rrussell2060 · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Here are a few to consider:
Pro-Ject Audio - Phono Box MM
Little Bear Tube valve Phono Turntable RIAA MM Preamp preamplifier amplifier Ver2.2

u/ZeosPantera · 3 pointsr/audiophile

The 222 does DSP effects. I wouldn't bother.

Look at the UF0202 for vinyls if you need a pre-amp.

u/explosivo563 · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

What do you need USB in for? There is no such thing as a "small" receiver. There are slimmer receivers but they are still long devices. The art phono plus has usb to connect to your computer but I'm not sure it's what you're after. A similar device is the behringer uphono if you want to buy a seperate phono preamp.

For an amp you can get a very small 2 channel amp like an smsl. If you want small you will have to sacrifice a lot of features. Receivers have sooo many features at the cost of size. They are really the only option if you want all-in-one.

EDIT: the black smsl is sold out but there are other colors available if you are trying to buy right away.

u/youreoutofthemovie · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Hey /r/audiophile! Three questions for you today.

I have seen the Behringer UCA202 recommended on here a few times for a DAC, but I am considering the UFO202 instead because I want to also be able to record vinyl to my computer. Is this the right choice? Will I still be able to use the UFO202 as a DAC for playback?

Also, if I plug a 3.5mm to RCA cable from the headphone jack of my computer to the AUX input of a receiver (Yamaha CR-450), will I get any additional benefit from adding a DAC, or does the receiver serve as a DAC?

3rd question: If I were to use that same 3.5mm to RCA cable to go from the headphone jack of the UCA/UFO202 to the receiver, would that be just as good as getting an RCA-RCA cable, or would that throw away some or all of the benefit of the DAC in the first place?


u/GothamCountySheriff · 2 pointsr/vinyl

If you're looking for a phono preamp AND you would like USB you might take a look at the ART USB Phono Plus:

It combines the phono preamp of the DJ Pre II with a USB interface. The downside is it only output to 16-bit/44.1 kHz (CD quality). I use Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & an ART DJ Pre II. The Focusrite allows for capture of 24-bit audio up to 192 kHz. If you're looking for something more budget you could try the Behringer U-Phono UFO202 which is a phono preamp and USB capture in one:

From personal experience, and anecdotal experience of others, using the built-in line-out/headphone jack on a PC does not provide good results. Generally the noise threshold is high and many of the stock drivers will drop samples when recording. I get much better results when using a USB capture interface.

u/a64 · 2 pointsr/macbookpro

I don’t recommend this. Unlike the line-in that used to exist on previous models, you would be recoding to a monophonic input and totally trash the sound quality.

The best solution would be to pickup something a little more costly, but could actually preserve the remaining quality of the cassettes.

u/sharkamino · 2 pointsr/vinyl

The Schitt Mani RF Interference issue does seem to exist, however it may be a minor amount of incidences. It will be interesting to know Schitts reply if you get one.

The Fluance PA10 was just released a few days ago, so no reviews yet. Their stuff is good and I don't see why the preamp wouldn't be. They have 30 day returns and shipping is free both ways so you may as well try it.

Don't bother replacing the DJPREII with the GOgroove. They are both geared towards the entry level DJ pro audio market, not the budget audiophile for home audio. Sure they work ok, but for $20 to $30 more get something that should be better for the RT82. The OM10 is a good cart, it is the previous generation to the 2M Red. Besides the Fluance PA10, you can get a used U-turn Pluto for $70 from the reputable through Amazon. Mine arrived in the original box and looks and works as good as new.

A super low budget phono stage/preamp with a headphone jack is the Behringer U-Phono UFO202 Audiophile USB/Audio Interface with Built-in Phono Preamp $30. It will also allow you to record vinyl to computer via USB. Probably not very good, but it will work as a very temporary setup until you get a better $70+ phono preamp and $100+ headphone amp.

Another option for a headphone amp is an AMP and DAC (for your computer) combo. [z]GUIDE[s] \\\ DAC & AMP COMBOS Starting at $40.

Some other low budget headphone amps:

u/junglizer · 2 pointsr/reasoners

Just make sure you have it going through a mixer with a pre-amp to bring the phono up to line level. Alternatively, something like this might be useful if you don't have anything else with a pre-amp.

u/djscsi · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

It mostly depends on:

  1. condition of the vinyl
  2. condition of the needle
  3. signal path for recording

    My inexpensive vinyl ripping setup consists of an Ortofon Arkiv cartridge ($50-60) and a Behringer UFO202 interface ($20-40). I record with Audacity on a laptop with the turntable connected directly to the audio interface. Record to WAV then you can convert to FLAC or 320 as you desire. Results are quite acceptable and I would say good enough for most big systems. But again it does depend heavily on the condition of the original vinyl. If you are ripping some old, heavily-played records, the quality may suffer to the point where you wouldn't want to play it on a big system. Keep the post processing to a minimum like /u/manys said.
u/RequiemFiasco · 2 pointsr/headphones

I don't think the phono pre amp will help for your particular use case, while you may need a pre amp, its not going to help with the mixing of sounds. If I understand correctly you want computer sounds mixed with the vinyl player output. Some have recommended a line mixer which I'm sure is a valid option however it is another thing cluttering up the desk. Something most people don't consider is that windows has a way to do this natively. If you were to hook up your record player via usb (if it has it) or through a phono USB interface like that you can listen to that recording device, mixing it in with windows sounds.

u/kmkoni · 2 pointsr/HomePod

I use an app called Radiofonic, but any internet radio app or even Safari works fine. I’ll let you know when I get a Tutorial together. This is the preamp I’m using: BEHRINGER U-PHONO UFO202

u/kikkofrikko · 1 pointr/reaperiani

Ho visto che mi serve questo, ma se la rileva come scheda audio non mi conviene prenderla esterna per poi attaccarci il giradischi?
Sono confusissimo

u/SmashedSqwurl · 1 pointr/CFBOffTopic

You can replace the preamp + RasPi set up with one of these if you want USB audio. I assume it should be relatively close quality-wise since it's by the same manufacturer as the preamp at a similar price point.

As for the turntable, just scour Ebay and Craigslist for deals. /r/vinyl and other audiophile forums have a lot of reviews of older turntables so you can at least get an idea of the quality. Ideally if you can see the turntable in person you should try it out and see if you like how it sounds before you buy it.

Just bear in mind that (just like cars) your setup will only be as good as its worst component.

u/ButterCreamGangsta · 1 pointr/vinyl

If you aren't aware, that is sarcasm.
I would avoid getting a usb turntable as most of them are shit. Instead, I'd try to find a nice used turntable, receiver, and something like this. What is your local craigslist?

u/scoobeee · 1 pointr/audiophile

I would think you would have noticeably better sound with a $35 Behringer dac. UCA202 I think it is. Or if you got this one instead you wouldn't need a preamp to play a turntable as it works as a phono preamp as well. Cheap and probably not a long term solution but great while your broke.

u/awesomeisluke · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Behringer UFO202 is only $40 but honestly it's a piece of junk.

302USB for $50 might be a little better. Never used it so I couldn't tell you.

This Lexicon Alpha unit for $60 looks decent for the price. Has balanced TRS outputs as well as a couple of inputs. Again, never used it so not sure how good it is.

Here's the thing, you bought a great pair of studio monitors, but any of these three options will likely output less than the potential quality of those Rokits. I really recommend spending the extra money on something comparable to the Audiobox I mentioned in my first comment to get the most out of your investment. If not, that third link would be my next choice. TRS will provide better quality than an RCA connection, hands down.

To find more options, just look up "audio interface." Add "usb", "firewire" etc to get more specific results based on your setup.

u/jj69rr · 1 pointr/audiophile
u/2old2care · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I'd suggest one of these USB preamps. This frees up your preamp and audio interface and gives you a great, low cost and hight quality way to to get your turntable into the digital domain. It also provides a built-in headphone amplifier.

u/Wraith8888 · 1 pointr/vinyl

You can connect the ground wire to any casing screw. You will need a pre amp if your stereo does not have a phono input. You can connect to your computer using a usb audio interface. Something like this has both things you are looking for. I don't have any personal experience with this particular item. You can also find seperate phono pre amp and usb interfaces.

Edit: In the case where your receiver does not have a phono input and you are adding a pre amp, connect the turntable ground to the pre amp. There will be a connector screw.

u/egamble · 1 pointr/audiophile

Another thought I just had, if you connect the bx5 to you computer, you could use one of these: to playback records. That may be your cheapest option.

u/ryanthellama · 1 pointr/Chromecast

u/housecat420 I dunno if you're still looking for an answer to this, but roughly seconding the answer above. I'm running my turntable into this Behringer USB/Audio interface with phono preamp, into a USB OTG cable with power, into an old Android (in this case a OnePlus One) running AirAudio. The phone isn't fully rooted, just developer options set to allow AirAudio root access. AirAudio source set to mic like u/goodhur mentioned. Works really well so far.

u/the_blue_wizard · 1 pointr/audio

Are the Cassette and Turntable separate device, and I mean separate from the amp? If they are you might have a better chance with Behringer USB Interfaces. Behringer makes one that is specifically for turntables.

Let me see if I can find it -

It has a switch so you could use LINE for the Cassette and PHONO for the Turntable.

The Scarlette 2i2 would only work if you have standard Line Level inputs to the device, either Unbalanced (RCA) or Balanced (XLR).

If the Cassette and Turntable are built into the unit, then you are somewhat screwed, but there are some devices that can drop Speaker Level down to Line Level.

Let's see if I can find some of those -

u/smushkan · 1 pointr/videography

The Q2N can function as a 720p USB webcam, though it's quite wide-angle (like a go-pro) so it would need to be closer than you'd think to get a good shot.

Your budget really is too low for anything other than webcams really, though you can get some pretty decent webcams for that price.

Hve a look at the Logitech C920. You'd have enough left over for a USB audio interface so you could run an output from the desk into your streaming package.

The thing is though, webcams don't have zoom. The zoom/pan that is done by software is simply blowing up the image so you're not gaining any detail, so things will just look blurrier when you zoom in.

Ideally, you'll need to reduce the distance between the camera and the stage somehow. You could, for example, suspend the camera from the ceiling, or mount it on a desk at the front of the bar?

However, if you're streaming at 720p or lower resolution, then you could potentially zoom in on the video in your streaming package without losing quality (don't use the webcam software, use something like OBS).

The Zoom Q2N would work as it can function as a USB webcam, but it's got a go-pro like wide-angle lens on it so it would need to be even closer than a normal webcam.

Really to pull this project off well, you'd need to spend at least a few more hundred dollars. A consumer camcorder like a Canon Vixia, plus a HDMI capture device like a Blackmagic Web Presenter would be the ideal budget setup.

u/Umlautica · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm a bit surprised to find that something like that exists on here but it's a bit out of your budget.

Instead, you might look at this separate headphone amp and connect it to this phono preamp.

Finally, you could see if the Behringer UFO202 can be used for playback in addition to recording which is it's primary function. The headphone output on it is pretty sub-par on low impedance headphones.

u/TeteDeMerde · 1 pointr/audiophile

Another approach that some people enjoy is to go to your local thrift shop/Goodwill and buy a vintage turntable. As long as it works and is a major brand (Garrard, Pioneer, Dual, etc.) you'll probably be fine (be sure you can return it if defective) and will likely spend under $100. You'll need an external phono pre-amp in this scenario. Here is a good, cheap one that also has USB you can use to copy your LP playback to computer files.
You'll also need one of these cables if you don't have one. Just remember "red to right".

u/yar-itsdrivinmenuts · 1 pointr/Music

My gut reaction is that it's an issue with your stereo and not with using the headphone jack itself, but it's difficult to say based on your comments. Have you tried plugging another source (ipod) into your stereo? Is the auto quality the same?

If you think it is the audio output out of the computer you can try a cheap external sound card like this.

u/npnerd · 1 pointr/SoundSystem

I'm thinking it's doable for around $1,000. Thanks for asking /r/ZeosPantera!


What about using basically a karaoke system? Would that work for my needs? It's not going to be the high quality kind of thing you guys normally talk about here, but it may fit what we want.

If so, the best seem to be the Roland B-55 (Amazon link) or the Hisonic PA-687S. They only support two wireless mics at a time, but I could probably make that work. The key reason why I like them is because they support line out. Which I could then plug into a computer via an adapter (like the Behringer UFO202 Audio Interface). I honestly don't know if this would actually work though.

Could I use a mic/amp and audio interface setup like this as audio for software like Skype? I just don't want to spend this much money and find it doesn't work.

^Edit: ^Added ^the ^second ^amp/speaker ^option

u/ilewis33 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Are you just playing a few songs for the wedding and want the cool factor? If so, sure, get the portable player. One or 2 plays of your records isn't going to hurt them. If you mean you plan to have the reception music DJ'd old school with vinyl, I think you're really going to want some kind of traditional setup with 2 decks and someone to manage them. You absolutely do not want your friends messing around with the equipment and your records. Without 2 decks you'll have big gaps in the music.

Or, save the $80, get one of these for $30 and start ripping your vinyl now. Put the Crosley on display and play a few of the special dances on it, but then shut it down and switch to your ripped collection and other digital music.

u/alllmossttherrre · 1 pointr/applehelp

Although on earlier MacBook Pros the audio jack had both output and input contacts, on the 2018 (which I own) it is only listed as a "headphone jack" and not under inputs. I thought I might have read that they changed this at some point. So I have some doubts as to whether you can get audio in through the headphone jack.

If you find a cable that makes it work as an input, then I am wrong about that. But there are other things to consider.

Traditional turntables output an RIAA signal which is not suitable for normal line input. Those require a "phono preamp" to transform the signal into line level for Line In ports on audio equipment (and for Macs that have a real Line In). But if you have a turntable with a built-in phono preamp or already connected one, ignore this paragraph. If you need one, they are relatively inexpensive.

If you find out that you can't use the headphone jack as an input, your other option is to use a USB audio interface. This would have analog audio jacks for the incoming signal, and a USB port to connect to a USB port on your Mac. It would show up as an input source in your Mac Sound system preference pane. While there are many USB audio interfaces out there, if you need a phono preamp make sure that is included.

If you realize you need a USB audio interface, this is an example of what I mean and it's less than $30. I do not know how good that one is becaue I have a different brand that cost about the same price, but the reviews are positive.

As far as software, GarageBand should be able to do it, if you want something more focused, Audacity is free and widely used for these types of conversions.