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ART Tube MP/C - Tube Preamp/Opto Compressor/DI

B&H # ARTUBEMPC Mfr # TUBEMP/C
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You Pay: $99.00
Product Highlights
  • Single Channel
  • Phantom Power
  • Optical Compressor
  • Low-Cut Filter
  • Additional Gain Switch
  • Phase Reverse
  • Output Level Control

The Tube MP/C from ART is a single channel tube preamp with a switchable optical compressor, all housed in a rugged desktop enclosure. Used as a microphone/line preamp or as a DI (direct) box, the unit is designed to work seamlessly with any recording, live sound, or electronic instrument setup. The preamp's active balanced solid-state input delivers extremely low noise and good common mode rejection.

The Hi-Z input prevents the loading of connected devices, perfect for DI or line level applications. The preamp's second stage 12AX7a tube runs on a regulated DC voltage providing an additional 20 dB of gain. The compression circuit features a VCA-less design and utilizes optical electronics coupled with a 12AX7a vacuum tube gain stage.

Tube-based microphone/line preamplifier with up to 80dB of gain
Hand-selected 12AX7a tube
Optical compressor circuitry for transparent dynamic control (no VCA)
XLR balanced inputs and outputs
Transformer isolated XLR output
1/4" unbalanced inputs and outputs
Selectable output range for line/instrument interface levels
LED meters for Tube Warmth, Gain Reduction and Output level
+48V phantom power
Phase reversal switch
Custom extruded aluminum chassis
Number of Channels Single
Inputs 1 x XLR Microphone
1 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument (front panel)
Outputs 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone
Frequency Response 30Hz to 60kHz, +/-1.0dB XLR output
20Hz to 60kHz, +/-1.0dB 1/4" output
Noise EIN: -128dBu typical (A-weighted, shorted XLR balanced input, gain @ maximum)
CMRR >60 dB @ maximum gain
Preamp
Gain Range +80dB (balanced in-out)
+64dB (unbalanced input, balanced output)
Maximum Input Level XLR: +10dBu
1/4": +15dBu
Maximum Output Level +19dBu (line mode)
Input Impedance XLR: 5kΩ
1/4": 1MΩ
Phantom Power Switch selectable, +48VDC, filtered, current limited
Compressor
Threshold Range -20dB to +20dB
Attack Time <1mSec (limit), 20mSec (comp)
Release Time 150mSec (Fast), 20mSec to 3Sec program dependent (Auto)
Slope 2:1 (Comp)
11:1 (Limit)
Sidechain No
Physical
Power Requirements 9VAC @ 1000mA via included external adapter
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.9 x 6.5 x 1.75" (150 x 165 x 45mm)
Weight 2.9 lb (1.3kg)
ART Tube MP/C - Tube Preamp/Opto Compressor/DI
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  • Three (3) Year Warranty
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