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ART Tube MP Project Series Microphone Preamp

Get huge tube sound from a small box! This mic preamp gives you 70 dB of tube gain, phantom power, high/low impedance, 40 Hz low-cut, FET limiting and more. (76) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Tube MP Project Series is a professional quality audio interface that lets you connect microphone, instrument, and line level signals to a mixer or other audio input. They took the legendary Tube MP series and updated every aspect of the design, inside and out, while still maintaining a compact, reliable, and cost effective product. From the all-aluminum stackable chassis to the precision LED level metering circuitry, they have improved virtually every aspect of the already successful Tube MP series. With up to 70dB of clean musical gain and high output signal drive capability the cold digital world will melt with your mixes. Charge up your creativity with the Tube MP Project Series.

Features:

- Extremely low noise discrete front end
- Up to 70dB of clean, 'musical' gain
- High output signal drive capability
- Fast FET limiter to prevent overload
- Switch selectable input impedance
- Precision LED metering
- Built-in low noise phantom power supply
- Compact, stackable all aluminum chassis
- XLR and 1/4-inch inputs and outputs
- Phase invert switch
- High cut filter switch
- Variable input and output controls

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- Frequency Response: 10Hz - 40KHz, +/-1 dB (typical)
- Dynamic Range: >100dB (20Hz to 20KHz)
- THD: <0.05% (typical)
- CMRR: >60dB (typical)
- EIN: <-130dB (XLR to XLR A-weighted)
- Maximum Input Level: +17dBu (1/4 in.), +16dBu (XLR)
- Maximum Output Level: +20dBu (1/4 in.), +26dBu (XLR)
- Input Connections: 1/4 in. TRS unbalanced (1meg Ohm)
- XLR female balanced
- Output Connection: 1/4 in. TRS unbalanced (600 Ohm)
- XLR male balanced, (<300 Ohm)
- Maximum Gain: 70dB (XLR - XLR), +50dB (1/4 in.- XLR)
- Input Gain Pad: Switchable, 20dB
- XLR Input Impedance: Switchable, 4.7k Ohms / 600 Ohms
- Low Cut Filter: Switchable, -3dB @ 40Hz
- Output Phase: Switchable, Normal/Invert
- Output Limiter Type: Switchable, Fast & Musical FET limiter, >20dB limit range
- Phantom Power: Switchable, +48V DC, filtered, current limited
- Signal Metering: Precise LED array with a fast attack and moderate release
- Tube Type: 12AX7A hand selected
- Chassis Type: Aluminum Anodized with integral/stackable rubber sides
- Power Requirements: 10Volts AC @ 700mA (typical)
- Dimensions: 1.75 in. H x 5.9 in. W x 6.5 in. D (44.5mm x 150mm x 165mm)
- Weight: 2.5 lbs. (1.14 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 585-436-2720
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4.5 out of 5 (76 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Good value for the money, but change the tube to make it better"
Sound: Over the past year, I have bought pretty much one of every make of cheap tube preamp out there, including this one. How does it rate? Swap out the tube and it is a solid third place, behind two much more expensive units, the Art MPA II, and the Studio Projects VTB1. (Both of those need their tubes changed too!) I like this little preamp and for the money it is the best sounding unit I know of. Feature: What you need and then some. Ease of Use: Easy, though it would be nice if the LED meter had a few more lights. Quality: For the price, this is very reasonable quality. I have opened it up and it has pretty good components. Swap out the tube, though, and it will sound better. I experimented with a few and settled on a Tung-Sol, which fills out the sound making it richer. The distortion is now quite good, esp compared to the crackly distortion that the stock Chinese tube provided. (I know, this is a preamp, not a distortion box, but a little distortion can be a good thing too.) Value: Factor in a new tube (recommend Tung-Sol), and this is the best deal out there for the price. I should add that the power supplies on these Art units are not that great and can readily pick up ground loops and 60 hz hum. If possible, use a power conditioner. Manufacturer Support: no experience The Wow Factor: I like its looks, though it is low impact. Overall: Best value for the money. You have to spend 2x the price to get to the next level, which is not really that much better anyhow. But, if you are looking for two channels, and have a bit more money, do check out the Art MPA II, which is really a whole lot better --a different league.
Style of Music: jazz
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "I'm humbled by this product!"
Sound: I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this unit (2). I did it based on previous reviews, but, even that can be subjective.. I play acoustic guitar, already own a few mic pres, and was looking to add to the collection. In all honesty, I was really surprised how great the unit sounded, especially for the price!! I've already ran it thru it's paces with a variety of different mics and a couple of acoustics and still wondering why I didn't get the ART before! Quiet, warm, lot's of gain, and works for me!! Feature: For the price, it's nothing fancy..just sounds good. If you want more features, expect to pay more..that's all. Ease of Use: Pretty much, plug in your mic, set the gain/volume, and record! Quality: Solid unit! Value: I don't think you're gonna find a better value for the price..as a matter of fact, it's woth far more. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to call yet. The Wow Factor: It's a 'tool' for me..not too concerned how it looks. Overall: It's a keeper for sure. Adds a different flavor/tone to my other gear/mic pres. One can never have enough of that.
Style of Music: Acoustic folk/celtic
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