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ART Digital MPA II
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Product Code: 7534

 

ART Digital MPA II Studio 2-Channel Tube Preamp

ART Digital MPA II Studio 2-Channel Tube Preamp

ART Digital MPA II Studio 2-Channel Tube Preamp Details

ART's Digital MPA-II is a value-packed 2-channel tube microphone preamplifier. It's loaded with the right complement of professional features to deliver a serious sonic upgrade for any project studio or mobile recording studio. For flexible flavor, the ART Digital MPA-II features variable input impedance, so you can dial in a range of tones to suit your microphones. And, certainly not to be overlooked, a quality onboard A/D converter lets you output a digital signal - over S/PDIF, ADAT, or AES - so you can integrate the Digital MPA-II into virtually any setup.

Two channels of flexible tube preamplification

If you're looking to bring your recordings up to the level, there's nothing like introducing a quality preamplifier. And, with ART's Digital MPA-II, you'll have more than enough sonic range to dial in nearly any sound imaginable - no matter what kind of microphones you have in your mic locker right now, or the microphones you add to it in the future. That's because, on each channel you have selectable phantom power for your condensers. Plus, there's plenty of gain onboard for bringing your ribbon microphone signals up into usable levels. Beyond that, variable input impedance lets you draw out a rich range of tones from each of your microphones - use it to match the preamplifier to your microphones, or creatively mismatch tones for a unique sound. Plus, you can operate the ART Digital MPA-II at high or normal plate voltage, for an even wider range of sounds. There's also a per-channel low-cut filter to squelch issues with rumble.

Supports dual-mono and stereo operation, as well as mid/side miking

Your preamplification needs will vary depending on what you want to do and what you're recording - but, luckily, ART equipped the Digital MPA-II with the flexibility to meet your changing needs. You can operate the preamplifier in dual-mono or stereo, to suit what you're recording. There's even selectable support for mid/side microphone setups.

Large VU meters and multi-colored LEDs display levels

Get an eye on what's going on using the ART Digital MPA-II's full assortment of metering. Onboard, two professional VU meters display input or output levels, while its multi-colored LED arrays, with average or peak hold, show you tube gain and digital output levels.

High-quality onboard A/D converter with flexible digital connectivity

One of the most important aspects of the Digital MPA-II - and what separates it from its brother, the Pro MPA-II - is its built-in A/D converter, with S/PDIF, ADAT, and AES/EBU outputs. Thanks to that variety of connectors, it's easy to add the Digital MPA-II to almost any interface setup you have. Beyond that, a rotary control on the front panel lets you select a range of format and sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz and from 16-bit to 24-bit. Two word clock connectors are onboard as well, and there's a push button for looping through the word clock signal.

ART Digital MPA II Studio 2-Channel Tube Preamp Features

  • Variable Input Impedance For Flexible Microphone Voicing (150 Ohms To 2400 Ohms)
  • Selectable Plate Voltage
  • Large VU Meters
  • Backlit Function Switches
  • Discrete Class-A Input Microphone Preamplifier
  • Low Noise at Lower Gain Settings
  • Extremely Low Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Additional Front Mounted Instrument Input Jack
  • Supports Mid/Side Miking Technique
  • Operates at +4dbm/-10dbv Output
  • Selectable Stereo/Dual Operation of Output Controls
  • Automatic Instrument Input Selection

ART Digital MPA II Studio 2-Channel Tube Preamp Specifications

  • CMRR: > 90dB
  • Dynamic Range: > 110dB ("A" weighted)
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -129dBu (XLR, "A" weighted)
  • Frequency Response:
    • 15Hz to 48kHz (+0, -1dB) @ normal plate voltage
    • 15Hz to 120kHz (+0, -1dB) @ high plate voltage
  • Input Impedance: 150-3000 Ohms adjustable (XLR), > 800K Ohms (Instrument)
  • Maximum Gain: 75dB
  • Maximum Input Level: +19dBu (cannon)
  • Maximum Instrument Input: +17dBu
  • Maximum Output Level: +27dBu (XLR)
  • Output Impedance: <47 Ohms (XLR)
  • Meter Calibration: 0 VU = +4dBu outupt (+4dB mode) / 0 VU = -10dBV output (-10dB mode)
  • High Pass Filter: Single pole, 10-200 Hz adjustable
  • Power Requirements: USA - 105 to 125 VAC / 60 Hz Export units configured for country of destination
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.005% (typical)
  • Dimensions: 8.75"D x 19.0"W x 3.50" H (222mm x 482mm x 88mm)
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs (4.5 kg)

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Good quiet pre September 24, 2015
Reviewer: Steve Gregoropoulos  
I wish the impedance would work on the quarter inch inputs and I wish the filter was a little more sensitive.  And you need to take some time learning your way around the settings but it's a very professional unit and you can get great sounds out of it -it's a bit more  work than on some other preamps though.  I'm happy with the purchase.  I've tried it on four different mics so far.

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