ART Tube MP Microphone Preamp



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ART’s Tube MP is the world’s most popular external tube microphone preamp. Whether you’re working with a digital, computer or analog recording system, the 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. 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. While its primary application is to be used with a microphone, the 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 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 Tube MP a staple in thousands of studios worldwide. For a minimal investment, a Tube MP can provide the single largest improvement to the sound of your studio.

ART Tube MP Features:

  • Provides superior preamplification for microphones, instruments and line level sources
  • Hand selected 12AX7a tube provides 70 dB of gain with smooth, warm and fat sound quality
  • Variable Input and Output gain controls
  • Excellent as a tube DI
  • +48 Volt Phantom Power
  • Phase Reversal Switch
  • Superior sonic Performance to onboard preamps
  • Portable, all steel construction

ART Tube MP Specifications:

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


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