ART Tube MP Studio V3 Microphone Preamp

ART Tube MP Studio V3 Single Channel Tube Microphone Preamp with V3 Preset Technology and Output Protection Limiter

ART Tube MP Studio V3 Single Channel Tube Microphone Preamp with V3 Preset Technology and Output Protection Limiter

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The Tube MP Studio V3 is a single channel tube based microphone preamp that builds on the success of the original Tube MP but with added features. Primarily, the unit features V3 technology which provides optimized reference points - presets that allow the user to select between preamp settings designed for guitars (electric and acoustic), keyboards, bass guitars, drums, vocals and more. Also included is OPL (Output Protection Limiter), which precisely and accurately controls and maintains the output peak signal.

While its primary function is as a microphone preamp, the Tube MP Studio V3 is also a great direct box - impedance matching, amplifying and improving the sound of any instrument. Additionally the usage of external mic/line preamps has become increasingly popular over the past several years. The unit offers better performance and sound quality over that which can obtained from the "on-board" preamps included in many of today's low-cost mixers and multi-track recorders.

The hybrid design of the Tube MP allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal, while maintaining exceptionally low-noise. Quality sound combined with features like a 12AX7a tube, phantom power and phase reverse, are what have made the Tube MP a staple in many studios. For a minimal investment, a Tube MP Studio V3 can provide the single largest improvement to the sound of a studio.

Single channel of tube microphone preamplification
V3 Technology
Variable Valve Voicing provides preamp presets for vocals along with a variety for instruments
OPL
Output Protection Limiter precisely and accurately controls and maintains the output peak signal
Hand-selected 12AX7A Vacuum Tube
Variable input and output gain controls
Ideal for use as a tube DI box
XLR and 1/4" connections
UPC: 840402011446
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ART Tube MP Studio V3 Single Channel Tube Microphone Preamp with V3 Preset Technology and Output Protection Limiter
  • External 9v Power Supply
  • One Year Warranty
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    Number of Channels 1
    Inputs 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" TS phone
    Output 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" TS phone
    Phantom Power +48V
    Multi Function No
    Gain Range 70dB (XLR to XLR typical)
    Maximum Output Level +28dB (XLR), +22dB (1/4")
    Frequency Response 10Hz to 20kHz
    Noise EIN: -129dBu ("A" weighted XLR to XLR)
    Dimensions 5" x 5.5" x 2" heavy duty desktop enclosure
    Specialties Phase reversal switch
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 6.2 x 3.5"
    Tube MP Studio V3 Microphone Preamp is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased with my results... for voiceover I do radio commercial voice over work from my home studio and was looking for a product to provide me more gain and also warm up my vocal... all without spending a lot of money in the process. For $ bucks I think I got MORE than I paid for and I think this is a great little unit! The only draw back I have found thus far is that there is a bit of noise if you need to crank up the input gain; however, I have plenty of gain, excellent headroom, and indeed I was able to add the warmth I sought... all of this is available without the need to crank up the input volume control. This is a great value and would definately recommend the unit... it performs well.
    Date published: 2015-01-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sound for the Price First of all, removing the Chinese 12AX7 tube for it is far from good. Simply use an inexpensive GE or Tesla tube instead can make it at least 3 times the value. With the price you can't find anything else better than that. Though the V3 features different characteristics, it does increase the noise floor. I would suggest to keep it at flat position to get the best sound, or turns to the Tube MP instead if you really don't need the V3. With the above modification and configuration it really sounds good. No doubt it can greatly outperform the onboard pres, and even compete those with many times of the price after replacing the tube inside.
    Date published: 2010-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This preamp is the best kept secret in recording This little thing is incredible. It offers a huge variety of tone and a huge amount of gain for a tiny amount of dollars. The built-in limiter is super useful. With 1/4 and XLR options you can use it for recording with a microphone, recording an instrument, or as a live preamp for 1/4 instruments. The XLR jacks in the back aren't super sturdy and I wouldn't be surprised if they broke in a couple years. But I wouldn't feel disappointed if I had to replace this unit in a couple years; for the price it's worth it.
    Date published: 2016-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value. I use this preamp for an auxiliary microphone system for video recording in a classroom. The build quality is great and it functions very well for the ridiculously low price.
    Date published: 2013-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great After a few hours of trying it out with a few different mic's an electric guitar plugged in directly, I found it to be a very useful preamp with lots of great characteristics. I haven't found it to add anything to the noise floor and with the right adjustments it can lower the noise. It works great with dynamic microphones, not sure if I would use it with a condenser.
    Date published: 2015-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatle Product We use these at a college TV station for voice-overs. It has versatile set of options. You can connect either an XLR or a 1/4 cable and it has the same output connections--you can use it with a variety of equipment. It has both input and output level adjustments giving lots of options. It can add phantom power or not. The tube options give a nice variety of effects to the tone. We've found this well worth the investment, even buying several more since we like the first one so much!
    Date published: 2013-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A project studio MUST Have I've used these for years and consider them a must-have for project studios. The V3 is the one, single thing you can do for you for your vocal mic that will yield the greatest impact. Awesome with condenser mics but also turns the ole Shure 58 into a viable vocal recording instrument. The V3 tube warms up the signal, but also you can mess with the input and output levels to get some very nice tube compression. Great for adding heft, presence and definition to vocal tracks. Although I've only used them for music I would think that no podcaster would want to be without one.
    Date published: 2017-11-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a serious preamp Every time I attempt again to use this preamp recording documentary voiceovers with my EV-20 I end up wondering why I keep bringing it out of the case. It is unacceptably noisy with dynamic mics, even good ones like the EV-20. It is a such a good product idea and I love its features--if only the implementation were up to its concept. I ended up buying an old used Shure mixer to use instead. The resulting signal is much cleaner and more pure.
    Date published: 2013-02-01
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