The ART USBDualTubePre is a compact, dual-channel tube preamp designed for any basic recording system. Capable of operating as a standalone unit with USB audio interface, or as an expander for any dig... Read More
The ART USBDualTubePre is a compact, dual-channel tube preamp designed for any basic recording system. Capable of operating as a standalone unit with USB audio interface, or as an expander for any digital system with S/PDIF digital input, each channel in the USBDualTubePre delivers superior tube tone in a fully featured input strip.
Each input of the USBDualTubePre has independent input gain control and output level, phase inversion, low frequency roll-off, true 48V phantom power, and a user-defeatable optocompressor circuitâcapable of ensuring superior dynamic control of any input source.
For monitoring, an 1/8" mini headphone jack with level and monitor mix controls allow latency-free monitoring of the inputs while recording, as well as playback monitoring of audio mix via USB bus. The monitor mix is also routed to 1/4" TRS (balanced) outputs with separate level control for control room monitor source.
The USB interface is fully USB compliant. No special drivers are needed.
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I had been searching high and low for a moderately priced 2 channel preamp with digital output. I wanted to expand the I/O capability of my interface, which has a SPDIF input, and I was having a very difficult time finding a device that would satisfy what I thought was a very simple requirement. Until I discovered this device, the only moderately priced choices were the ART DPS II and the DBX 386 (both of which retail for more than 250 dollars. This device does EXACTLY what I need, and Musicians Friend and Guitar Center are blowing them out for only 99 bucks. That's a steal. Plus, it can be used as a 2 channel USB interface (although I won't be using it for that purpose). So far, so good - it immediately started sending 24 bit audio into my interface using the SPDIF output. Preamps sound clean enough, especially for the price. It even has an built-in optical compressor. The only downside i that it only supports sampling rates of 44.1 and 48khz, but for my purposes that's fine.
This thing has a feature in every nook and cranny. I got confused when hooking this thing up because I thought, hey four 1/4" jack ports, two of them must be inputs. Then when I looked closer they say insert, and according to the schematic on the bottom(totally awesome), they come after all of the amplification!?! Turns out, the XLR ports are also 1/4" ports. >mind blownmind blown< The versatility and quality of this thing are astounding.
one of the workers at guitar center told me my vocals would sound great on this and he was not lying i jus got this today and its more than an awesome christmas gift
My sterling audio preamp started giving me a humming noise after 6yrs so i went and got one of these bad boy's. And let me tell ya, this with the mogami wires are "AWSOME". Before it sounded like you were far away or it wasn't as warm as i thought it use to be. But now it's just amazingly crystal clear with good, clean, extrodinary vocals. I was skeptical at first but the guy at GC told me the usb will sound better and have better quality then having a bunch of adapters to get it to fit my computer. This is by far the best upgrade i had done to my studio so far!
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