ART Tube MP Original Compact Tube Microphone Preamp


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  • The 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.


    • 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
    • 1 Year Warranty
  • CMMR> 75dB (typ @1kHz)
    Dynamic Range> 100dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
    Equivalent Input Noise-129dBu ('A' weighted XLR to XLR)
    Frequency Response10Hz to 20kHz (+0,-1dB)
    Input Impedance2k ohms (XLR), 840K ohms (1/4")
    Maximum Gain70dB (XLR to XLR typical)
    Maximum Input Level+14dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4")
    Maximum Output Level+28dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4")
    Output Impedance600 ohms (XLR), 300 ohms (1/4")
    Power Requirements9 VAC @ 700ma (typ)
    Total Harmonic Distortion<0.1% (typical)
    Dimensions5.0"D x 5.5"W x 2.0"H
    Weight1.5 lbs
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