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ART Tube MP Project Series Single Channel Tube Microphone Preamplifier with LED Metering

ART Tube MP Project Series Single Channel Tube Microphone Preamplifier with LED Metering
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ART Tube MP Overview

TheTube MP Project Series from ART, is a professional quality audio interface that connects a microphone, instrument or line level signals to a mixer or other audio input. This is an update hybrid design of the Tube MP series.

The unit uses a high quality 12AX7A tube to add warmth to the source material and is housed in an all-aluminum stackable chassis. It includes precision LED level metering circuitry and is capable of delivering up to 70dB of clean musical gain.

Extremely low noise, discrete front end for digital audio workstation with up to 70dB of clean, "musical gain
Selectable input impedance with high output signal drive capability
Fast FET limiter to prevent signal overload
Built-in, low noise, phantom power supply and precision LED metering
Phase invert and high cut filter switchs
Variable input and output controls
Compact, stackable all aluminum chassis
UPC: 840402016489

ART Tube MP Specs

Number of ChannelsSingle
Inputs1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone (unbalanced)
Output1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone (unbalanced)
Phantom PowerYes
Multi FunctionLimiter
Gain RangeMic: 0 to +45dB (input gain switch adds 20dB)
Line: 0 to +25dB (input gain switch adds 20dB)
Maximum Output LevelXLR: +26dBu
1/4": +20dBu
Frequency Response10Hz to 40kHz, +0/-1dB
NoiseEIN: -130dB, XLR to XLR A-weighted
Dimensions5 15/16" x 6 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Weight2.5 lbs
SpecialtiesAll aluminum black anodized housing with integral rubber sides
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.7 x 6.8 x 2.6"

ART Tube MP Reviews

GREAT DI for Acoustic Guitar!

By Rob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-25

I recently added the Tube MP Project Series USB mic preamp between my acoustic guitar with StudioLAG preamp and the PA. Before, my guitar sounded thin and reedy and there simply was not enough output to the board to get a good guitar sound. Now, with the Tube MP in place and the +20dB button on the input engaged, there is more than enough signal. And, the tube tames the quackiness of the guitar's piezo pickup, giving me a full, round sound that I've never heard come from this guitar before. In short, the Tube MP Project Series USB is a GREAT DI for an acoustic guitar. It boosts gain without creating any discernible distortion and gives a fuller, richer, rounder sound than the guitar's preamp alone. The difference is really pretty incredible! I will never play straight into the PA again! I highly recommend this unit to anybody who plays an acoustic guitar with a built-in preamp live. It will improve the guitar's sound exponentially. The difference is really night and day! It's such an inexpensive unit, I had reservations about build quality and performance. But, the ART Tube MP turned out to be better than I ever could have hoped for -- It did everything I wanted and then some! The box is strong and appears to be well-made and it does its job better than you'd ever expect, especially at such a low price. The ART Tube MP Project Series USB is a terrific value! For live acoustic performers, it's a Godsend!


By Yung Kash SK
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2012-04-15

Pre amp crackles and pops over voice with heavy latency. Develops issues with software.

Great Sound

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-03-05

used with a piezo pickup on an accoustic to provide input to computer to drive learning software and personal recording. The pickup level is quite low but this amp has sufficient gain to drive the output to limit. Soft limiter provides a compressed dynamic range for recording. There is a mix of input and output gain but the process for determining how to use them is a bit opaque. Some trial and error was involved in finding the correct configuration. A small expanatory diagram of the amp would be helpful. I suspect that used for it's intended purpose the setup would be smoother. When configured well the amp produces a warm coloration. USB setup is simple.

Great little piece of tech

By jkweld
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-26

Flawless mac interface (garageband reads as audio codec). Nice, warm sound for vocals and guitar. I use it for home recording and have found the plug and play aspect to be easy to use and yet still professional sounding.

perfect for our needs

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-03-07

Small, portable amp- works great. We use it to enable us to connect a really nice mic to a pc/laptop for video conferencing. It really helps improve the audio capture of the whole room. So much better than usb microphones, and much less expensive than pro audio equipment.

Works well for me

By Just in SJ
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-04

I got this guy for VO recordings on corporate gigs. So far worth every cent. It does its job well and provides me with a pre amp and phantom power for some of my mics. Sound is great with my Studio B1 mic. If I had to pick on it I would say a battery option so you could go portable. However I believe there are other types of preamps that are intended for that.

Very good.

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-09-27

I just would like to receive another POWER font. Here in argentina we dont have 110 V. We use 210 V. It doesnt matter now.

Great Tube Sound

By Tubular
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-04-17

May have to buy another. Using it for guitar and bass. Adds warmth and lets me saturate the tube for some sweet distortion. Very quiet and well built. You cannot go wrong for the price!

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