Musically excellent, with fine organisation, timing and dynamics. Enough space and detail to belie the price. Ability to rip vinyl is a bonus.
Timing has always been one of the Fono Mini A2D’s defining talents – it delivers tracks with zest and enthusiasm without skipping a beat, and this latest revisiting only confirms it is yet to be bettered by its rivals.
It is also testament to the Rega’s unwavering organisational nous that, even perhaps without as much in the way of detail and space as the Fono MM, the track builds with ease.
The Fono Mini A2D has set the table long before its guests arrive, and there are places ready for vocal, drum kit and guitars to be ushered to their seats.
The Rega Fono Mini A2D is both a quality moving magnet phono preamp and a USB analog-to-digital converter. The Fono Mini A2D is based on the MM phono stage of the Mira integrated amplifier, and features Rega’s legendary sound and build quality. The Fono Mini A2D’s very user friendly front and back panels make it easy to get quality audio from your vinyl collection to your computer.
On the front panel of the extruded aluminum case you’ll find a USB output and two controls: one for level and one for balance. Simply install a digital audio editing program onto your computer. Such programs are widely available and often free (such as Audacity) from the internet. The software acts as a simple interface to monitor volume and balance while performing the transfer. Using the controls on the front panel of the Fono Mini A2D, you can adjust the levels for optimum recording quality. That’s it!