ART Pro Audio Tube Mic Preamp

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TUBEMP

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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. 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 Tube MP offers superior performance and sound quality to the "on-board" preamps found in today's low-cost mixers and multi-trackers. Its 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.

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

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 ohms (XLR), 840K ohms (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 ohms (XLR), 300 ohms (1/4")
Power Requirements: 9 VAC @ 700ma (typ)
Dimensions: 5.0"D x 5.5"W x 2.0"H
Weight: 1.5 lbs

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
Great amp for my mic. Had no noise at all and added a bit of character to the sound, though very transparent.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2018
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Noisy Tube0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
Well was disappointed with noise. I was using for Bass like a D.I. box and it was noisy and staticy. Understand you can change tube though. Why not just start with better tube? Pain in butt to change. I don't like tech crap.
Posted by James on Dec 29, 2017
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Decent product!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I own an MP Studio and MP, I bought both used, the MP Studio had a buzz, but solved the problem by upgrading the Tube. I'll eventually do the same with my MP, I use them for Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Bass and Harp Mic, overall a great way to get a cheap tube sound and warm things.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2014
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Harmonica preamp / di0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWoodstock, Ontario
I bought this to use as a preamp / di for harmonica. It warms up the tone nicely either going directly into a PA or as a preamp into a tube amp. It can also be overdriven for a nice Chicago tone into the PA. Wish it had tone controls integrated other than that a very good preamp/ di for the price.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2013
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Really AWESOME on bass guitar!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Well known DI/preamp box works wonders for bass guitar. Adds tremendous mojo/fatness/depth.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012
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Inexpensive Tube Colour2 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
Does impart some tube character, but it's hardly transparent and the gain boost circuit is buzzy. Wouldn't use it on a lead part. A cheap flavour additive.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2012
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