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Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp

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The ART VoiceChannel is the answer to your recording and computer audio interface needs. Built to provide the ideal all-in-one input solution for analog or digital recording, the ART VoiceChannel is a... Read More

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Overview

The ART VoiceChannel is the answer to your recording and computer audio interface needs. Built to provide the ideal all-in-one input solution for analog or digital recording, the ART VoiceChannel is a true second-generation discrete Class-A microphone preamp capable of providing clean quiet gain while maintaining incredible transparency. An integrated fully variable powerful dynamics processor subtly controls transients and noise of the most demanding sources while the VoiceChannel's semi-parametric EQ offers wide tunability. For added versatility the EQ can be patched before or after the dynamics processor while separate insertion jacks allow you quick quiet in-line connectivity to external signal processing gear immediately after the mic pre-amp, before the EQ and dynamics processor in the signal path. Another insert patch point exists just before the A/D converters. Choose between a wide range of outputs including balanced analog output, 44.1 KHz to 192 KHz AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT and USB. Both analog and digital meters provide a detailed indication of audio levels.

Features
  • Ideal input solution for any recording application
  • Tube microphone preamplifier with selectable plate voltage and variable Input impedance
  • Exceptional warmth and definition from proven ART tube preamp design
  • Smooth musical-sounding dynamics control including Compressor, Expander, De-Esser, Gate
  • Powerful parametric EQ selectable pre- or post-compressor in signal path
  • Flexible digital connectivity including ADAT Lite-pipe, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLink digital output
Specifications
  • Preamp
  • Microphone Gain: 0 dB to +60 dB
  • Instrument Gain: +3 dB to +40 dB
  • EQ
  • Boost/Cut: +12 dB on each band
  • Low Freq. Tuning: 50/150 Hz Selectable
  • MID 1 Freq. Tuning: 100 Hz to 3kHz continuously variable
  • MID 2 Freq. Tuning: 500 Hz to 15kHz continuously variable
  • High Freq. Tuning: 5K/15kHz Selectable
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • Attack Time: 250 uSec. to 100 mSec
  • Release Time: 100 mSec to 3 Sec.
  • De-esser Tuning: .5 KHz to 15 KHz continuously variable
  • Compression Ratio: 1:1 to 20:1
  • Expander Slope: 1:1.5
  • Frequency Response
  • Analog In to Analog Out 12 Hz to 100kHz +0, -1 dB
  • Analog In to Digital Out. 12 Hz to 20kz +0, -1 dB @ 44.1kHz sample rate.
  • 16 Hz to 42kHz +0, -1 dB @ 96kHz
  • THD
  • 1kHz < .015% typical
  • 20 to 20kHz < .033% typical
  • Equivalent Input Noise
  • Mic/Line -130 dBu, Input shorted, Max gain, "A" weighted
  • Instrument -105 dBu, Input shorted, Max gain, "A" weighted
  • Digital section
  • Wordclock Range 30kHz to 204kHz
  • Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176kHz, 192kHz
  • USB Minimum System Requirements USB 1.1 compliant, Windows 98SE or newer, Mac OS 9.1 or newer
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5.0

Excellent Quality

By David Koff

from VA, USA

I've used an ART Voice Channel for over a year now for recording and live performance and it is a great piece of equipment to have. If I needed another I wouldn't hesitate to by one, and I would certainly recommend this product.

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5.0

better than DECENT

By MICHAEL

from DALLAS, TX

i purchased 2 of these about 3 months ago to use for vocals... hardly any coloration.. i am using M-audio solaris, M-audio luna and STERLING AUDIO ST-77 FET large diaphram mics... i have to say that the eq, comp, de esser, attack ratio and other features are on the money for my taste.. my only complaint is that for some reason the SA FET mic has some kind of weird response to the phantom power.. its like there isnt enough headroom but i am certain it is the mic... the luna and solaris do NOT have any problems.. i had a S.A. ST-66 tube mic but you WILL have phasing problems with putting a tube mic through a tube channel of any type

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