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Art Tube MP Project Series Tube Microphone/Instrument Preamp
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Enhance mic, instrument, or line-level signals for input directly into your audio system.

The ART TUBE MP Project Series Preamp for Microphone and Instrument can also make your voice sound fabulous, warmed and made silky smooth by the genuine 12AX7A tube inside. A makeover of the popular original, the Tube MP features an ultralow-noise discrete mic preamp front end that has an extremely flat, wide frequency response and can handle very low and high signal levels with minimum coloration. High impedance instrument input bypasses the mic preamp circuitry for a shorter signal path. External power supply minimizes AC line noise and hum.

Input gain control and switch maximizes dynamic range of input and lets you control how hard you drive the tube. Switchable input impedance on the XLR in optimizes mic response. Bessel switchable low-cut filter removes rumble and wind noise. Set at 40Hz, it won't overly affect bass tonality. XLR input features phantom power of +48V DC from a very quiet internal high voltage power supply.

The Tube MP Project Series Preamp has an FET limiter with fast attack and musical release times that protect other gear in the chain without compression. This allows you to maximize the dynamic range of your signal before converting to digital. A phase invert switch lets you switch signal polarity at the source to minimize cancellation. Output control after the tube and limiter matches output level to a wide variety of systems. Added output section at the end of the signal path has enhanced signal drive capability to both output jacks.

Art Tube MP Project Series Tube Microphone/Instrument Preamp Features:

  • XLR and 1/4" ins with selectable phantom power
    Gain knob
    Output knob
    Gain switch
    Impedance switch
    Filter switch
    Phantom power switch
    Limiter switch
    Phase switch
    Signal/clip meter

Art Tube MP Project Series Tube Microphone/Instrument Preamp

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  • Home Studio Ready!

    As reviewed by Warriorbeats on 10/4/2010

    This tube preamp is for real. You do not have to spend $129 for a tube preamp, unless you want some eye candy! If you need a tube and your on a budget this will work hands down. Plus this is a Vacuum tube, I did my research. If you want your vocals to be warm and sit upfront in the mix make sure you read the little manual that comes with the tube mp otherwise you will run into loud and noisy problems. Hint: XLR into the tube mp, TRS (1/4) output into your audio interface, or mixer is the best way to go. Naturally you would think XLR In, XLR out is the best connection but it's not. TRS (1/4) cuts the gain by least 20% for more control of the dynamic range.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • ART MP pre

    As reviewed by Steve Mccroskey on 11/27/2010

    Have been recording nylon guitar into ProTools HD system with it now for about two weeks. Plugging a small condenser mic in the Tube MP project series and I honestly say that it has improved my sound from using the Mackie pres on their mixer. With tasty post production the end result is impressive. I've worked in pro studios and have heard the expensive gear, but this is a nice sounding addition in my home studio. It has a clean and honest sounding result when playing back the recorded track. It has sensible options with the phase switch and phantom power switch. Why pay the boo-koo bucks when something works this well?

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great little amp

    As reviewed by Mark Robertson on 5/23/2013

    I am very impressed with the quality of this preamp. I picked it up to do comparison testing on some audio equipment using an Audio Precision Portable One Plus Analyzer. The base line tests on the preamp exceeded my expectations for such an affordable preamp. The frequency response was flat within 0.1dB from 80Hz - 20KHz, and less than -0.5dB at 20Hz. THD+N was lower than 0.05% as advertised. The only negative I would mention is that there are only 4 LEDS to indicate the signal level (-15, -7, 0dB, and Clip).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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