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PROMPAII

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The new ART ProMPA II is the next generation in affordable high performance microphone preamp technology. Each microphone input circuit, with selectable 48v phantom power, features variable input impedance which can radically vary the overall performance of any high quality dynamic or ribbon microphone. The ProMPA II can be configured for dual mono or stereo operation with selectable mid/side mic support, summing the adjacent channel, to decode left/right signals.

The ProMPA II can operate at either a low or high plate voltage on the two integrated hand-selected 12AX7 tubes for wider variation of preamp tone and performance. Large back-lit analog VU output meters display output levels while multi-colored LED arrays show tube gain.

Housed in a standard 2u space rack-mountable steel chassis, with CNC routed black anodized aluminum face panel, the ProMPA II is designed to deliver years of reliable operation in the studio, production facility, or on the road for live sound reinforcement.

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

Specifications:
• CMRR: > 90dB
• Dynamic Range: > 110dB ("A" weighted)
• Equivalent Input Noise: -129dBu (XLR, "A" weighted)
• Frequency Response: 15Hz to 48kHz (+0, -1dB) @ normal plate voltage 15Hz to 120kHz (+0, -1dB) @ high plate voltage
• Input Impedance: 150-3000 Ohms adjustable (XLR), > 800K Ohms (Instrument)
• Maximum Gain: 75dB
• Maximum Input Level: +19dBu (cannon)
• Maximum Instrument Input: +17dBu
• Maximum Output Level: +27dBu (XLR)
• Output Impedance: <47 Ohms (XLR)
• Meter Calibration: 0 VU = +4dBu outupt (+4dB mode) / 0 VU = -10dBV output (-10dB mode) z
• High Pass Filter: Single pole, 10-200 Hz adjustable
• Power Requirements: USA - 105 to 125 VAC / 60 Hz Export units configured for country of destination
• Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.005% (typical)
• Dimensions: 8.75"D x 19.0"W x 3.50" H (222mm x 482mm x 88mm)
• Weight: 10.5 lbs (4.5 kg)

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After years of buying various preamps and compressors to try to achieve warm pleasant sound in a cold digital audio climate, this one delivers - with the high voltage tube preamp, you can drive it to natural warm tube compression and still retain clarity.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2013
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Great preamp and good price to boot!2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
This preamp is slightly cleaner than my Allen & Heath GL2400-16 stock preamps, which I love. I got this to boost the quality going to my A&H ZED60-14 for portable recording (great combo). By the way, the stock 7025 tubes are great - all this review/forum chat about immediately swapping to Tungsol tubes is garbage - unless you want to degrade the quality.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2013
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Great Quality with Flexibility for Your Home Studio Creativity3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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I've had this preamp for over a year now and I'm very happy with it's creative possibilities, reliability, and flexibility. Two of the coolest features are it's stereo capability and the mid/side matrix configuration. Apart from those the metering is superb and the sound is silent, warm and accurate. I use this unit all the time to warm up my guitar and bass guitar signals, for all my condenser mics, and can't wait to use it with a ribbon mic to see how well it'll warm up that sound, too. Very cool preamp and very much worth it's weight in tubes and circuitry.
Posted by Michael Batke on Jun 29, 2012
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