ART USB Dual Pre USB 1.1 Digital Audio Interface with Dual Microphone Preamps

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ART USB Dual Pre USB 1.1 Digital Audio Interface with Dual Microphone Preamps
Key Features
  • 2 Input/2 Output
  • Phantom Power
  • 3 Powering Options
  • Mac OS & Windows Compatible
The USB Dual Pre from ART is a combination portable preamplifier and computer interface housed in a compact, rugged case. The unit is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including remote field work to desktop/studio recording. The 2 input channels can accept either a microphone or line input and provide up to 48 dB of gain.
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ART USB Dual Pre Overview

The USB Dual Pre from ART is a combination portable preamplifier and computer interface housed in a compact, rugged case. The unit is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including remote field work to desktop/studio recording. The 2 input channels can accept either a microphone or line input and provide up to 48 dB of gain.

Phantom power is available for use with condenser microphones, even when running from the USB bus or any of the other powering options. Those include using an external power supply or an internal 9V battery (both available separately). When running off the battery, operational hours are in excess of 50 hours with phantom power off.

A stereo mini headphone jack is provided for monitoring and the rear level and monitor mix controls allow for latency-free recording. The monitor mix is also routed to the main outputs. The USB interface is fully compliant with the USB 1.1 specification and uses USB adaptive mode for playback and USB asynchronous mode for record.

Portable USB interface with dual microphone preamps
Low-noise, fully balanced combo XLR-1/4" inputs
Preamps provide up to 48 dB of gain and feature independent gain controls
Built-in, low-noise phantom power supply
Signal present and clip LED indicators
Latency free monitoring with mix and level controls
Includes Audacity recording and production software
3-way powering options via the USB bus, an optional external power supply or 9V battery
UPC: 804040201904

ART USB Dual Pre Specs

Form FactorTabletop
DisplayNone
Channels of I/O2 Input / 2 Output
Max Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Input Level Adjustment2 x Button
Expansion SlotsNone
Signal Processing
PadNone
Gain/Trim Range+48 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Solo/MuteNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USBUSB Type-B (USB 1.0)
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/-1 dB
Max Input Level+6 dBu
Max Output Level+10 dBu (Balanced)
+4 dBu (Unbalanced)
Impedance> 300 Kilohms
4 Kilohms
SNR> 90 dB (at 0 dBu)
THD 1% (1 kHz)
Channel Separation> 75 dB
CMRR> 60 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depths16-Bit
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 9.1
macOS
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Included SoftwareNone
Required HardwareAvailable USB 1.1 Port
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), Battery, USB Bus Power
AC/DC Power Adapter7.5 to 12 V (Not Included)
Battery Type1 x 9V
Physical
Dimensions4.7 x 4.6 x 1.8" / 119 x 117 x 44.5 mm
Weight1.3 lb / 590.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 6.2 x 3.7"
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Will this work with Windows 10?
Asked by: DANIEL S.
Not compatible with Windows 10.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I'm getting really low monitoring through headphones on this. even turned up to 10 and balanced to hear the preamp only. Does anyone else have this issue?
Asked by: Justin S.
I haven't heard of this issue per-say. The first thing I'd look at would be the impedance specification on my headphones. If it's on the high side, I'd consider getting a headphone amp, or headphones with a lower impedance.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can one use this simply as a stereo mic amplifier with a 9v battery and no USB connection?
Asked by: Richard L.
Yes
Answered by: Barbara S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What are the dimensions of this unit?

What are the dimensions of this unit?
Asked by: Patrick
It is 4.6" wide x 4.7" deep x 1.75" high.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-12-10

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Does it work combining the Right and Left output into single mono output by using a Y-cable?
Asked by: Anonymous
I do know for sure the one mic to two inputs works fine. I am not sure about the reverse. I would not try that if your mics need fantom power. If they don't I would say I don't see why not if they are a couple battery powered mics. If the mics are not identical you may have one mic more sensitive than the other and you will have almost no chance of correcting in post. Just something for you to think about. For more information try YouTube or do a little more R&D on Google.
Answered by: Abraham D.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will the USB cable work both to provide power and to transmit signal to a computer? I need something to record from a condenser microphone (MXL770) to a laptop.
Asked by: Dulat B.
YES, the power can be supplied via the USB cable. I use it to connect a condenser microphone to an Apple laptop without issue.
Answered by: Mark B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hello,I need a lightweight battery powered preamp. It will be used for nature sounds recording with a matched pair Rode NT5 and a Tascam DP008EX recorder. This preamp doesn't have XLR outs bu 1/4'', and the recorder has 2 1/4'' inputs. Is it possible to use this preamp with my recorder?Thanks!Dani
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi Dani,Yes, you can use the 1/4 outputs from the preamplifier to directly drive the 1/4 inputs in your recorder. you only need to buy or build two simple cables with plugs at both ends. As far as signal voltage levels are concerned, I don't expect any problem because you can comfortably adjust the preamplifier monitor level to prevent saturation of your recorder inputs (by the way, the 1/4 outputs and the 1/8 outputs both depend on the monitor knob). As far as equalization is concerned, I don't expect a problem either, assuming the recorder inputs have a flat response - i.e. are not designed for musical instruments (if the latter applies, you might need re-equalization during recording or playback, but I'd not consider this as a drawback). Therefore, this wonderful preamplifier meets your needs. Cheers from Italy.
Answered by: RICARDO Y.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this work as a headphone amp/ dac as well as microphone amp? Am wanting to improve sound from laptop to headphones
Asked by: Anonymous
Do not understand what you mean with dac . If the purpose is to improve the laptop output, I suggest you look for something else, as this pre-amp was conceived for high quality Analog to Digital Conversion (ADC) from microphones. The headphone level you've got with this pre-amp is just for monitoring purposes during recording, thus the output level is quite comparable to what's provided by a laptop.
Answered by: RICARDO Y.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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