ART TPSII 2-Channel Tube Preamp System

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Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 19 x 6.5 in.

Weight: 5.5 Lbs

Input Connections:
- Front- XLR Balanced, 1/4 in
- Rear- Switchable XLR, 1/4 in. TRS

Output Connections: XLR, 1/4 in.

Input Impedance XLR, 1/4 in.: 150-3k ohms variable, 1M ohm

Output Impedance XLR, 1/4 in.: 300 ohms, 150 ohms

Maximum Input Level XLR: +19 dBu

Maximum Input Level 1/4 in.: +22 dBu

Maximum Ouput Level XLR: +28 dBu

Maximum Output Level 1/4 in.: +22 dBu

CMRR: >75 dB (typical @ 1 kHz)

Frequency Response: 5Hz to 50 kHz, +/- .1dB

Dynamic Range: >100 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.01% (clean), <0.1% (warm)

Maximum Gain:
- XLR to XLR -80 dB
- 1/4 in. to 1/4 in. -68 dB
- XLR to 1/4 in. -74 dB
- 1/4 in. to XLR -74 dB

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN):
- XLR to XLR: -129 dBU (A weighted)
- 1/4 in. to 1/4 in.: -105 dBu (A weighted)

Tube Type: 12AX7A, Dual Triode, Hand Selected

Power Requirements: USA-110-125V AC/50hz/16w
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 585-436-2720
(16 ratings)
Submitted April 14, 2005 by a customer from
"Awesome for this price!"
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I doubt if I will replace this unit for a long time. I've found something that I will use "live" for a while. My sound guy commented on how full I sounded playing sax through this thing after the first night I utilized it in my rig. He said he didn't have to EQ me or anything - just a good, full, rich sound.
For the price, you can't beat this sound. And 2 channels! I use mine for all manners of applications - live and in the studio, horns, acoustic guitars, and vocalists. Incredible piece of gear for the price.
I like the varialbe patterns that you can switch between to get different sounds. I don't have much experience with upper end mic pres, but I like this unit so much, I'm probably going to buy another for my home studio and keep one for my live gigs. This is a great basic component with phantom power, gain switch, and I like the 'in and out' options on the front or the rear. Easy to access, especially at a live gig.
So far, very sturdy and dependable. Looks good, too.
This product is definitely worth its selling price. I wouldn't have a problem suggesting this product to anyone - unless it were some world-renown record producer with ears like a rabbit (I'm simply not that experienced yet, though I was a music major in college and a grad of an audio engineering school.)
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Sharp looking unit. Good colors, layout, etc. Looks good in my rack space.
Musical Background:
Performer, teacher, home studio buff
Musical Style:
all styles
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