ART Tube MP Tube Preamplifier

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I have two different types of ART preamp here: the original Tube MP and the newer Studio V3 version. The Tube MP is just a simple mic/line/instrument preamp which uses a 12AX7 vacuum tube operating in what's called a "starved plate" design.  The term starved plate simply refers to the tube operating voltage (typically less than 50 volts) which is lower than normally found in more expensive tube preamp designs. The lower operating voltage allows the tube to distort more easily resulting in a "warm" sound. The newer V3 version adds an output limiter and some additional voicing control for many common studio instruments and vocals.


5.0"D x 5.5"W x 2.0"H
1.5 lbs
Dynamic Range
>100dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
Frequency Response
10Hz to 20kHz (+0,-1dB)
<0.1% (typical)
>75dB (typ @1kHz)
EIN (Equivalent Input Noise)
-129dBu (‘A’ weighted XLR to XLR)
-105dBu ('A' weighted 1/4" to 1/4")
Maximum Gain
70dB (XLR to XLR typical)
60dB (1/4” to XLR typical)
64dB (XLR to 1/4")
54dB (1/4" to 1/4")
Maximum Input Level
+14dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4”)
Maximum Output Level
+28dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4”)
Input Impedance
2k ohms (XLR), 840K ohms (1/4”)
Output Impedance
600 ohms (XLR), 300 ohms (1/4”)
Power Requirements
9 VAC @ 700ma (typ)


Provides Superior Preamplification for: Microphones, Instruments and Line Level Sources
Hand Selected 12AX7a
Provides Over 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

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