ART Tube MP/C - Tube Preamp/Opto Compressor/DI

ART Tube MP/C - Tube Preamp/Opto Compressor/DI

ART Tube MP/C - Tube Preamp/Opto Compressor/DI

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ART Tube MP/C - Tube Preamp/Opto Compressor/DI

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  • Single Channel
  • Phantom Power
  • Optical Compressor
  • Low-Cut Filter
  • Additional Gain Switch
  • Phase Reverse
  • Output Level Control
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ART Tube MP/C overview

  • 1Description

The Tube MP/C from ART is a single channel tube preamp with a switchable optical compressor, all housed in a rugged desktop enclosure. Used as a microphone/line preamp or as a DI (direct) box, the unit is designed to work seamlessly with any recording, live sound, or electronic instrument setup. The preamp's active balanced solid-state input delivers extremely low noise and good common mode rejection.

The Hi-Z input prevents the loading of connected devices, perfect for DI or line level applications. The preamp's second stage 12AX7a tube runs on a regulated DC voltage providing an additional 20 dB of gain. The compression circuit features a VCA-less design and utilizes optical electronics coupled with a 12AX7a vacuum tube gain stage.

Tube-based microphone/line preamplifier with up to 80dB of gain
Hand-selected 12AX7a tube
Optical compressor circuitry for transparent dynamic control (no VCA)
XLR balanced inputs and outputs
Transformer isolated XLR output
1/4" unbalanced inputs and outputs
Selectable output range for line/instrument interface levels
LED meters for Tube Warmth, Gain Reduction and Output level
+48V phantom power
Phase reversal switch
Custom extruded aluminum chassis
UPC: 840402019466
In the Box
ART Tube MP/C - Tube Preamp/Opto Compressor/DI
  • External Power Supply
  • Three (3) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ART Tube MP/C specs

    Number of Channels Single
    Inputs 1 x XLR Microphone
    1 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument (front panel)
    Outputs 1 x XLR
    1 x 1/4" TS phone
    Frequency Response 30Hz to 60kHz, +/-1.0dB XLR output
    20Hz to 60kHz, +/-1.0dB 1/4" output
    Noise EIN: -128dBu typical (A-weighted, shorted XLR balanced input, gain @ maximum)
    CMRR >60 dB @ maximum gain
    Preamp
    Gain Range +80dB (balanced in-out)
    +64dB (unbalanced input, balanced output)
    Maximum Input Level XLR: +10dBu
    1/4": +15dBu
    Maximum Output Level +19dBu (line mode)
    Input Impedance XLR: 5kΩ
    1/4": 1MΩ
    Phantom Power Switch selectable, +48VDC, filtered, current limited
    Compressor
    Threshold Range -20dB to +20dB
    Attack Time <1mSec (limit), 20mSec (comp)
    Release Time 150mSec (Fast), 20mSec to 3Sec program dependent (Auto)
    Slope 2:1 (Comp)
    11:1 (Limit)
    Sidechain No
    Physical
    Power Requirements 9VAC @ 1000mA via included external adapter
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.9 x 6.5 x 1.75" (150 x 165 x 45mm)
    Weight 2.9 lb (1.3kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 6.7 x 2.6"

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