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ART Pro MPA II Studio 2-Channel Tube Preamp

ART MPAGold Pro Studio Two Channel Tube Preamplifier

ART Pro MPA II Details
ART's Pro 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 Pro MPA-II features variable input impedance, so you can dial in a range of tube tones to suit your microphones. What's more, dual-mono and stereo support, and a mid/side miking switch give you the flexibility you need to tackle a wide range of projects and recording setups with the ART Pro MPA-II.

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 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro 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.

ART Pro MPA II 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 Pro MPA II Studio 2-Channel Tube Preamp Specifications
  • 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


Average Customer Review 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 | Write a review!

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Loaded With Features And Tweakability July 24, 2015
Reviewer: Rob Coates from Rochester MN United States  
Like many other home studio owners, I was looking for value and quality in a mic preamp that is not boring and lifeless. Enter the ART Pro MPA-II. A true full voltage tube preamp. 150 volts on the tubes produces a tube sound they way it was meant to be. Both input and output controls and great metering of both input and output. Now, the real beauty of this preamp is how it responds to tube changing. No other preamp I've ever used is so sensitive to a tube upgrade. I tried many, many tubes and found the holy grail: NOS JAN Phillips 5751s. Makes the already great sounding Pro MPA II sound world class. On top of that, it has what to my knowledge no other mic preamp has: a continuously variable input impedance control. Turn this control to about 600 and voila! Instant vintage sound. It's the one preamp I use on almost every source (I have several). I'll never part with mine. By far the best product ART have ever made.

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Tube Swap and you are in Business September 29, 2014
Reviewer: scott neilson from Highland, UT United States  
This unit is great and when you switch the voltage on the face of the unit it gets even better. Tons of warm saturation, its a great bass DI. One thing I suggest is to get a NOS Mullard Tube and a NOS Telefunken tube. I did this with my unit and the differences were subtle yet noticeable. I basically had 2 different tones from each channel. Came in handy on different voices with different mic selections.

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