ART Tube MP Tube Preamp

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ART Tube MP Tube Preamp

The ART Tube MP Tube Preamp is a versitile external tube microphone preamp. The hybrid design of the Tube MP allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal while maintaining exceptionally low-noise and high quality.

The ART Tube MP Tube Preamp is designed to offer a superb level of sound quality. Whether you’re working with a digital, computer or analog recording system, the ART Tube MP’s TEC award nominated design will allow you to obtain professional recording studio results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment.

While its primary application is to be used with a microphone, the ART Tube MP is an exceptional direct box – impedance matching, amplifying and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it.

The usage of external mic/line preamps has become increasingly popular over the past several years. The ART Tube MP offers superior performance and sound quality to the “on-board” preamps found in today’s low-cost mixers and multi-trackers. It’s sound has been consistently favored over other products costing upwards to ten-times its price. Professional quality sound combined with professional features like: a hand-selected 12AX7a tube, phantom power and phase reverse are what have made the ART Tube MP a staple in thousands of studios worldwide. For a minimal investment, an ART Tube MP can provide the single largest improvement to the sound of your studio.

ART Tube MP Tube Preamp Features

  • Provides superior preamplification for microphones, instruments and line level sources
  • 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
  • Phantom power
  • Phase reversal switch
  • Superior sonic performance to on-board preamps
  • TEC-Award nominated design
  • Portable, all steel construction

ART Tube MP Tube Preamp Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz (+0,-1dB)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1% (typical)
  • CMMR: > 75dB (typ @1kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: > 100dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -129dBu (‘A’ weighted XLR to XLR)
  • Input Impedance: 2k O (XLR), 840K O (1/4?)
  • Maximum Gain: 70dB (XLR to XLR typical)
  • Maximum Input Level: +14dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4?)
  • Maximum Output Level: +28dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4?)
  • Output Impedance: 600 O (XLR), 300 O (1/4?)
  • Power Requirements: 9 VAC @ 700ma (typ)
  • Dimensions: 5.0?D x 5.5?W x 2.0?H
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs

ART Tube MP Tube Preamp Includes

  • Tube MP Tube Preamp
  • Owners Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    ART Tube MP Single Channel

    Posted by awx on May 28th 2011

    You can’t go wrong with this preamp! Although it is very cheap, it easily competes with 100+ dollar preamps! But don’t expect to get a pro quality just like commercial CDs. In my opinion, this is a good beginner preamp for every musician that seeks to record his/her songs.

  • 4
    Very good for it&#039;s small price!

    Posted by Jonisio on May 1st 2011

    I have this pre amp for very little money , i can add some warmth and also distortion to my guitars and bases, I use it as a second channel to mix with the clean input in my Duet!

  • 3
    For the price...

    Posted by jb on Mar 19th 2011

    I&#039;ve used the Tube MP to record instruments direct, and I&#039;ve also used it as a preamp for a nylon-string guitar when playing shows. Considering its price, it performed just fine for both of these applications.

    I&#039;ve never thought that it was an amazing piece of gear, but it&#039;s also only around $50, and you can always experiment with different sounds by swapping tubes.

  • 4
    Versatile little box

    Posted by Jeremy Cuddington on Oct 30th 2010

    I have been using the ART Tube MP for 10 years now.. As a MIC pre with phantom power and phase reverse it is terrific.. Clean through to quite grungy depending on how hard you drive it. A great way to liven up an all digital recording. I have mainly used it as a bass DI at which it excels. I have swapped many tubes through it and find that a NOS 12AY7 give a lovely warmth and top end sparkle to bass tracks. It is a very versatile little box that gets used more often than not.