ART TransX Two-Channel Microphone Preamp

ART TransX Two-Channel Microphone Preamp

ART TransX Two-Channel Microphone Preamp

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Product Highlights

  • Mic and Instrument Inputs
  • Up to 68 dB of Gain
  • Variable Input Impedance
  • Adjustable Mic Gain and Output Trim
  • 12-Position Variable Low-Cut Filter
  • Per-Channel -20 dB Pad
  • Switchable Phantom Power and Polarity
  • 11-Segment LED Meters
  • Ground-Lift Switches
  • Includes External Power Supply
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ART TRANSX overview

  • 1Description

The ART TransX is a 1 RU rack-mountable, two-channel microphone preamp designed to deliver up to 68 dB of clean signal amplification for musicians, vocalists, and audio engineers in live stage applications and home, project, and commercial recording studios. Input and output transformers minimize noise and optimize consistency in levels for balanced and unbalanced connections. Each channel features a stepped gain control, output trim, and -20 dB pad for proper management of signal levels. The variable impedance and 12-position, low-cut filters allow tonal fine-tuning.

Connect your microphones to the balanced XLR inputs on the rear panel and plug instruments directly into the front-panel Hi-Z 1/4" inputs. Balanced XLR and 1/4" outputs enable proper connectivity with audio interfaces and mixing consoles. Counter hum from improper grounding via the ground-lift switches. 11-segment LEDs provide easy metering of output levels for each channel. The TransX's included 48 VDC external power supply utilizes a locking connector to prevent accidental disconnects.

Low-noise, low-THD discrete audio path
Input transformer blocks RFI and other noise
Custom output transformer reduces ground noise and maintains level for balanced and unbalanced connections
Hi-Z, direct-coupled, low-noise instrument input
Variable 150 Ohms to 1 kOhm impedance for XLR mic input
Rotary switches allow for reliable, repeatable results
Gain and trim controls allow coarse and fine level adjustments
Selectable -20 dB pad inhibits distortion when accepting strong mic input signals
11-segment, peak-sensitive output level LEDs
Per-channel switches for phantom power, polarity inversion, and ground lift
Automatic muting on outputs
Includes 48 VDC external power supply with locking connector
Rugged rack-mountable steel chassis occupies 1 RU of rack space
UPC: 840402043140
In the Box
ART TransX Two-Channel Microphone Preamp
  • 48 VDC Power Supply
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ART TRANSX specs

    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x XLR 3-pin balanced
    2 x 1/4" TS unbalanced
    Outputs 2 x XLR 3-pin balanced
    2 x 1/4" TRS balanced
    Phantom Power +48 VDC, filtered, current limited
    Input Impedance XLR Input: 150 Ohms to 1 kOhm
    1/4" Input: 1 MOhm
    Output Impedance 100 Ohms
    Maximum Input Level XLR: +24 dBu
    1/4": +15 dBu
    Maximum Output Level +24 dBu
    Maximum Gain Mic Input to Balanced Output: +68 dB
    Instrument Input to Balanced Output: +59 dB
    Gain Control +25 to +58 dB
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 50 kHz (1 dB)
    Low-Cut Filter Slope: 6 dB/octave
    Range: 10 to 200 Hz
    Steps: 1/3 octave
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.009% at 1 kHz, +4 dBu output
    Equivalent Input Noise XLR Input at Maximum Gain: -128 dBu, C-weighted
    1/4" Input at Maximum Gain: -125 dBu, C-weighted
    Common Mode Rejection Ratio 90 dB at 60 Hz
    Power Requirement Input: 85 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Output: 48 VDC, 10 W
    Enclosure Material Steel
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.8 x 19.0 x 9.5" / 44 x 483 x 241 mm without power supply connected
    1.7 x 19.0 x 11.6" / 44 x 483 x 295 mm with power supply connected
    Weight 13.2 lb / 6 kg
    Specialties Polarity switches
    -20 dB pads
    Variable impedance controls
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 11.0 x 4.0"

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