ART Voice Channel - Tube Channel Strip

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ART Voice Channel - Tube Channel Strip
Key Features
  • Single Channel
  • Variable Impedance Mic Preamp
  • Dynamics
  • Semi-Parametric EQ
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The Voice Channel from ART is a single channel recording strip that features a tube based microphone preamp, a comprehensive dynamics section, a semi-parametric 4-band EQ and an output section that provides both analog and digital connectivity.
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ART Voice Channel Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Microphone Preamp
  • 3Dynamics
  • 4EQ
  • 5Output

The Voice Channel from ART is a single channel recording strip that features a tube based microphone preamp, a comprehensive dynamics section, a semi-parametric 4-band EQ and an output section that provides both analog and digital connectivity.

Microphone Preamp

  • Class-A differential preamp optimized for low impedance microphones as well as line level signals
  • The impedance of the front and rear XLR inputs is continuously variable for fine-tuning the preamp to a wide variety of microphones
  • Selectable tube plate voltage
  • Switchable phantom power
  • Selectable 100Hz 6dB/8ve low-cut filter for removing rumble, and wind noise
  • Switchable 20dB pad and phase invert switches
  • Front panel DI provides a high impedance unbalanced input for instrument

Dynamics

  • Consists of an above threshold Compressor/Limiter with De-esser, plus a selectable Expander/Gate
  • Variable ratio control
  • Variable attack and release controls
  • De-esser control sets how much more the gain is reduced at high frequencies when using the compressor/limiter - commonly used for taking out sibilance
  • De-esser frequency control selects which frequencies to reduce
  • Gate has an intelligent detector with a fast attack and release, coupled with a program dependant hold
  • Gain reduction LED meter

EQ

  • 4-band semi-parametric equalizer
  • EQ can be bypassed and also positioned before or after the dynamics section
  • High and Low EQ bands are shelving type with a switch selectable turnover point
  • The Mid bands can be continuously tuned over a 5-octave range
  • +/-12dB boost on each band

Output

  • Output level control provides gain or attenuation and affects the levels sent to the analog-to-digital converter, and to the balanced analog output jacks
  • Mic preamp output provides a direct signal from the preamp and in conjunction with the insert input allows for insertion of external processing prior to the EQ and dynamics
  • Signal processing can be added between the analog output of the Voice Channel and the "left" and "right" channels of the A/D converter by using the A/D main insert and the A/D CH2 insert respectively
  • In ADAT mode, channels 1 and 2 are the "left" and "right" A/D outputs of the Voice Channel respectively. If the A/D insertion jacks are not being used, both channels 1 and 2 carry the same signal
  • If the ADAT input is being used, channels 3 through 8 are passed through along with channels 1 and 2 of the Voice Channel
  • Sample rate/dither knob selects the sample rate for the AES/EBU, S/PDIF and optical digital outputs
  • Wordclock input and "thru" on BNC connectors
  • USB 1.1 jack provides the output to a computer USB connection
  • Analog and digital output meters
UPC: 840402018292

ART Voice Channel Specs

Number of ChannelsSingle
Inputs1 x 1/4" TRS/XLR combo analog (rear panel)
1 x 1/4" TS/XLR combo analog (front panel)
1 x 1/4" TS phone EQ/dynamics Insert
1 x 1/4" TRS phone A/D Main Insert
1 x 1/4" TRS phone A/D CH-2 Insert
1 x TOSLink optical ADAT
1 x BNC Wordclock In
Outputs1 x XLR analog
1 x 1/4" TRS phone analog
1 x 1/4" TS phone Mic Pre Direct Out
1 x XLR AES/EBU
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
1 x TOSLink optical ADAT
1 x BNC Wordclock Thru
Frequency Response12Hz to 100kHz, +0/-1.0dB (analog in to analog out)
NoiseEIN:
-130dBu A-weighted, input shorted, maximum gain (mic/line)
-105dBu A-weighted, input shorted, maximum gain (instrument)
Preamp
Gain RangeMicrophone: 60dB
Instrument: 37dB
Maximum Output+20dBu, balanced and unbalanced
Input Impedance150Ω to 3.4kΩ, variable
Phantom Power+48V
Compressor
Threshold Range-40dB to +20dB
Ratio1:1 to 20:1
Attack Time250µSec to 100mSec
Release Time100mSec to 3Sec
Slope1:1.5 (expander)
SidechainNo
Equalizer
Filter TypeHigh and Low: Shelving
Mid: Peaking
Frequency BandsLow: 50Hz/150Hz, selectable
Mid 1: 100Hz to 3kHz, continuously variable
Mid 2: 500Hz to 15kHz, continuously variable
High: 5kHz/15kHz, selectable
BandwidthFixed
Range (Boost/Cut)+/-12dB on each band
Light Indication
Threshold RangeAs per compressor section
RatioAs per compressor section
Attack TimeAs per compressor section
De-Esser
Threshold RangeOff to -20dB
Frequency Range2.5kHz to 15kHz, continuously variable
Gate
Gate ThresholdOff to +20dB
Gate RateFixed
Physical
Power Requirements105 to 125VAC/60Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH)19 x 9.2 x 3.5" (483 x 234 x 89mm)
Weight10.5 lbs (4.8kg)
SpecialtiesSample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176 and 192kHz
Wordclock rates: 30kHz to 204kHz
USB 1.1 port
Packaging Info
Package Weight13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.9 x 11.1 x 5.4"
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Is the power requirements strictly US (i.e. 105-125V [email protected])? If I ordered it will suit my power ratings in my country? (240V AC)
Asked by: Anonymous
ART does offer a 220v unit. Unfortunately not available from B&H
Answered by: Nathan
Date published: 2020-12-28

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How would you compare this one to the dbx 286s - Microphone Preamp/Channel Strip? I'm very new to channel strips, so any comments would help.
Asked by: Miguel
The DBX 286s is a great, straight forward, channel strip offering the essentials of a decent mic pre, compressor, de-esser, expander and gate. The Art Voice Tube Channel strip offers the same functions, but allows for more detailed control over the compressor and EQ. As well, the included tube and variable impedance knob will allow for more variety in tone shaping your signal. And this unit includes multiple outputs, including digital AES, optical, SPDIF, and USB.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-11-29
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