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henryjg
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Help! Bellari VP530--how connect with USB?

I'm a total novice at a lot of this techie stuff but after talking with some folks on the newbie forum here, I purchased a VP530 preamp to use in archiving some vinyl to digital. I know it's supposed to connect to my computer's USB port and it says "USB" right on the unit. But it didn't come with a USB cable and the User Guide has no mention of a USB cable. 

Does anyone know if it was supposed to come with a cable? If not, how do I know what cable to buy and where to I buy it? Help!

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Bellari VP530 USB Cable

Looks like they don't include a cable with this unit, which is sad in my opinion.

You'll need a USB cable with USB type A connector at one end, and USB Type B at the other. One online source for an inexpensive one  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z5M1?ie=UTF8&tag=knowzy-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004Z5M1

Your PC should automatically load default windows USB driver when you connect the Bellari.

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There isn't much support from Music Halls on this one.

A Mac should recognize it as a USB audio input, Windows might require drivers which are not supplied by the manufacturer but should be available either as a download or as generic USB drivers from the OS.

http://www.rolls.com/pdf/M_VP530.pdf

It looks like you will need a USB 2.0 A to Mini B cable. No cable is supplied with the unit.

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USB Connector Type

So it's a mini B?

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I believe it is a Mini B, look at the enlarged photo

of the back of the unit on the Audio Advisor site.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BLVP530

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Thanks again

Yes, it's a mini B. I had a couple of old A to mini B USB cables lying around my house but neither of them worked. I've ordered a Belkin one. Thanks again you guys.  

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Probably needs a USB 2.0 cable

to work properly. Good Luck!

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