ART TransX Two-Channel Microphone Preamp

BH #ARTRANSX • MFR #TRANSX
ART TransX Two-Channel Microphone Preamp
Key Features
  • Mic and Instrument Inputs
  • Up to 68 dB of Gain
  • Variable Input Impedance
  • Adjustable Mic Gain and Output Trim
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.

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$489.99

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ART TRANSX Overview

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

ART TRANSX Specs

Number of Channels2
Inputs2 x XLR 3-pin balanced
2 x 1/4" TS unbalanced
Outputs2 x XLR 3-pin balanced
2 x 1/4" TRS balanced
Phantom Power+48 VDC, filtered, current limited
Input ImpedanceXLR Input: 150 Ohms to 1 kOhm
1/4" Input: 1 MOhm
Output Impedance100 Ohms
Maximum Input LevelXLR: +24 dBu
1/4": +15 dBu
Maximum Output Level+24 dBu
Maximum GainMic Input to Balanced Output: +68 dB
Instrument Input to Balanced Output: +59 dB
Gain Control+25 to +58 dB
Frequency Response10 Hz to 50 kHz (±1 dB)
Low-Cut FilterSlope: 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 NoiseXLR Input at Maximum Gain: -128 dBu, C-weighted
1/4" Input at Maximum Gain: -125 dBu, C-weighted
Common Mode Rejection Ratio90 dB at 60 Hz
Power RequirementInput: 85 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 48 VDC, 10 W
Enclosure MaterialSteel
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
Weight13.2 lb / 6 kg
SpecialtiesPolarity switches
-20 dB pads
Variable impedance controls
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22 x 11 x 4"
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