ART Tube MP Studio V3 Single Channel Tube Preamp
ART TubeMP Studio V3 Single Channel Tube Preamplifier
The Tube MP Studio V3â"¢ single channel mic pre features ART's new V3â"¢ (Variable Valve Voicing) Technology -- found only in ART microphone preamplification systems.
V3â"¢ also incorporates ART's OPLâ"¢ (Output Protection Limiter), which precisely and accurately controls and maintains the output peak signal. The OPLâ"¢ circuitry is crucial in protecting the next link in a signal chain - such as a hard-disk recording system or a sound card.
While it's primary application is to be used with a microphone, the Tube MP Studio V3â"¢ can also function as a direct box - impedance matching, amplifying and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it. The design of the Tube MP Studio V3â"¢ allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal while maintaining low-noise. The Tube MP Studio V3â"¢ features all the tone and functionality of its predecessor, the world's number one Tube Mic Pre, the Tube MP. Phase Reverse, +48v phantom power, clip LED and a +20dB switch are all included, as well as an analog VU meter for visual tracking of the signal. Whether you're working with a computer, hard-disk, or digital multitrack recorder, the Tube MP Studio V3â??s design delivers professional recording studio results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment.
The Tube MP Studio V3â"¢ offers superior performance and sound quality to the "on-board" preamps found in today's low-cost mixers and multi-trackers. Professional quality sound combined with professional features - a hand-selected 12AX7a Tube, Phantom Power and Phase Reverse - are what make the Tube MP Studio V3â"¢ an outstanding microphone preamp.
The Tube MP Studio V3â"¢ can be used in a wide variety of applications including recording, project and home studios, where itâ??s Variable Valve Voicing really shines. It also functions as a direct box, with impedance matching and preamplification for line-level sources.
ART Tube MP V3 Features
SuperiorPreamplification for: Microphones, Instruments and Line Level Sources
- V3â"¢ - Variable Valve Voicing
- OPLâ"¢ - Output Protection Limiting
- Hand Selected 12AX7a Provides 70dB of Gain Smooth, Warm and Fat Sound Quality
- Variable Input and Output Gain Controls
- Excellent as a Tube DI
- XLR and 1/4" Inputs and Outputs +48 volts
- +48 Volts of Phantom Power
- Phase Reversal Switch
- Superior Sonic Performance to On-Board Preamps
- TEC-Award Nominated Design
- Portable, All Steel Construction
- 1 Year Warranty
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This little preamp is of course of the "starved plate" variety but that's not really a bad thing, you just have to find the right things to use it for. If I was wanting to record a stellar "jump out of the speaker" vocal, this wouldn't be my choice of pre. If you want to have a nice little box to use as a DI to warm up your DI'ed guitar, bass or keyboard before they hit your DAW, than this is the box to grab. It shines on those sources. Although, the V3 might be just the the ticket as a vocal pre (everyone's ears are different) & dependent on the quality of your DAW interface, it might be a step-up from what you already have for mic pre's. It does have a setting that is neutral (no tube & no limiter) that sounds better than OK. Thanks for the eye time.