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Turntable Adapters

Turntable to external ADC / preamp adapters

  • Connect your Turntable to Audio Interface XLR or TS / TRS inputs
  • For Channel D Pure Vinyl Flat Conversion and Software RIAA EQ Correction
  • Cable adapters use Low Noise Canare L-4E6S Star Quad Shielded Balanced Twisted Pair cable
  • Incorporates Customized Cartridge Loading
To order: Click Buy for desired product below. All prices are per pair. Adapter specifications / discount coupon are entered on the screen following entering payment information.
  • "Low Output Moving Coil Cartridges" refers to all cartridges with manufacturer's recommended load resistance of 2000 ohms or less (typically 10 to 400 ohms). These adapters use XLR connectors to connect to low impedance, high gain microphone inputs.
  • "Moving Magnet Cartridges" refers to all cartridges with recommended load resistance of 47k ohms. This also includes most "high output moving coil" cartridges. These adapters use TS/TRS (1/4" phone) connectors to connect to high impedance, medium gain instrument inputs.
  • Most audio interfaces / ADCs with built-in adjustable-gain preamplifiers include "combo" input jacks that accept both XLR and TS/TRS connectors. Different preamplifier circuits are used depending on the connectors inserted into the input jacks. This is the reason for using XLR for Low Output Moving Coil and TS/TRS for Moving Magnet.
If you have any questions, please contact Channel D for assistance in selecting the optimum adapter style and specifications for your cartridge/tonearm/turntable/audio interface combination, and a $50 discount coupon for Pure Vinyl users (limit one adapter discount per Pure Vinyl license). You may also purchase adapters at full retail, and request a $50 off discount coupon for a Pure Vinyl license.



RCA female to XLR Monolithic Adapter (for Low Output Moving Coil Cartridges)

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Inline adapter. For turntables with a non-detachable audio cable.
Includes internally installed cartridge loading components. Wiring Diagram

When completing your order for this adapter, you will be asked to specify:
  • Load Resistance in ohms
$99.00 - Click to Purchase

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RCA female to TS Monolithic Adapter (for Moving Magnet Cartridges)

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Inline adapter. For turntables with a non-detachable audio cable.
Includes internally installed cartridge loading components. Wiring Diagram

When completing your order for this adapter, you will be asked to specify:
  • Load Resistance in ohms
  • Load Capacitance in picofarads
  • Ground Wire Termination (spade or binding post) binding post shown above
$99.00 - Click to Purchase

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RCA male to XLR Adapter Cable (for Low Output Moving Coil Cartridges)

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Best choice for turntables with a detachable audio cable (VPI, Music Hall 9.3, etc.)
Includes internally installed cartridge loading components. Wiring Diagram

When completing your order for this adapter, you will be asked to specify:
  • Load Resistance in ohms
  • Length in feet
  • Ground Wire Termination (spade or binding post) spade shown above
  • Optional WBT RCA *(see below)
  • Optional female RCA
$129.00 - Click to Purchase

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RCA male to TRS Adapter Cable (for Moving Magnet Cartridges)

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Best choice for turntables with a detachable audio cable (VPI, Music Hall 9.3, etc.)
Includes internally installed cartridge loading components. Wiring Diagram

When completing your order for this adapter, you will be asked to specify:
  • Load Resistance in ohms
  • Load Capacitance in picofarads
  • Length in feet
  • Ground Wire Termination (spade or binding post) spade shown above
  • Optional WBT RCA *(see below)
  • Optional High-Reliability Amphenol Gold-Plated TRS (as shown) *(see below)
  • Optional female RCA
$129.00 - Click to Purchase

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Optional Adapter Terminations (select after clicking Buy button)

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RCA Neutrik / Rean gold plated (standard, top); WBT made in Germany gold plated precision contact (optional, bottom; $179 extra)

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TRS Rean nickel plated (standard, top); Amphenol gold plated (optional, bottom; $49 extra)



Note: Actual products may vary slightly from images shown above, but will not affect performance.