ART DPSII Preamplifier

ART DPSII - 2 Channel Microphone Preamplifier with V3 Valve Voicing, Variable Impedance and Digital I/O

ART DPSII - 2 Channel Microphone Preamplifier with V3 Valve Voicing, Variable Impedance and Digital I/O

ART DPSII Preamplifier

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The DPS II is a two channel microphone preamplifier that includes continuously variable input impedance, LED input meters, auto microphone/instrument switching, OPL (Output Protection Limiting) flexibility, a 12AX7A tube gain stage and an A/D converter. Flexible V3 (Variable Valve Voicing) delivers both flexibility and consistency in settings and the unit provides a choice of analog and digital outputs.

The microphone preamplifier can accept +20dB peaks while maintaining over 120dB dynamic range and low distortion. An LED input meter monitors the signal level of the input amplifier. Enhancements to the tube stage maintain a classic "warm sound" and add additional tube voicing specifically tailored to vocal, guitar, bass, and acoustic instruments. This allows the DPS II to also function as a DI box.

The enhanced OPL is available to control overshoots and normalize levels before digital clipping occurs. A versatile insert loop on each channel provides access for additional signal processing or direct access to the A/D converter. Separate gain controls on analog and digital outputs allow one to optimize the DPS II for simultaneous applications.

The A/D is front panel adjustable from 44.1 to 96K or it can be synced to ADAT or external word clock (32kHz to 100kHz.) It is possible to patch into any ADAT stream and select which pair of channels (or all) the unit transmits. Digital outputs include S/PDIF, TOSlink or ADAT (front panel selectable). The auto-switching input allows the DPS II rear inputs to stay patched in while using the front panel instrument inputs.

Two channel digital preamplifier system
V3 Variable Valve Voicing presets
24-bit/96kHz A/D conversion
Balanced XLR inputs and outputs
High impedance instrument inputs and line level outputs
Automatic instrument input switching
48v phantom power (switch selectable)
Phase reverse switch
Gain switch (+20dB)
Input gain and output level controls
ADAT, S/PDIF and TOSlink digital interfaces
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ART DPSII - 2 Channel Microphone Preamplifier with V3 Valve Voicing, Variable Impedance and Digital I/O
  • AC Power Cord
  • Three Year Warranty
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    ART DPS II specs

    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x Neutrik combi XLR (front)
    1/4" TS phone (rear)
    1 x ADAT optical
    Word Clock (BNC)
    Output 2 x XLR
    1/4" TS phone
    1 x ADAT/TOSlink optical
    1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF (stereo)
    Phantom Power +48v
    Multi Function Line and instrument-level inputs
    Gain Range 80dB, XLR to XLR
    Maximum Output Level +28dB
    Frequency Response 5Hz to 50kHz, +/-0.5dB
    Noise Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 1U 19" rack
    Specialties Hand selected 12AX7A dual triode tube
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.67 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 11.0 x 4.0"

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