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Art ProChannel II Channel Strip

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The ART Pro Channel II uses second-generation discrete Class-A microphone preamp to provide clean, quiet gain while maintaining incredible transparency. A powerful dynamics processor subtly controls t... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The ART Pro Channel II uses second-generation discrete Class-A microphone preamp to provide clean, quiet gain while maintaining incredible transparency. A powerful dynamics processor subtly controls transients and noise of the most demanding sources.

The ART Pro Channel II's semi-parametric EQ offers wide tune-ability and can be patched before or after the dynamics processor. Separate rear-mounted insert points allow patching in external signal processing gear immediately after the Mic preamp and before the EQ and dynamics processor. Both analog and LED meters provide a detailed indication of audio levels.


  • Variable input impedance for flexible microphone voicing
  • Selectable plate voltage
  • Large VU meters
  • Backlit function switches
  • Discrete class-A input microphone preamplifier
  • Low-noise at lower gain settings
  • Extremely low total harmonic distortion (THD)
  • Wide frequency response
  • Additional front mounted instrument input jack
  • Supports mid/side miking technique
  • Operates at +4dbm/-10dbv output
  • Selectable stereo/dual operation of output controls
  • Automatic instrument input selection
Input Impedance
  • Mic: 150 to 3.4K Ohms, variable
  • Instrument: 2.5M Ohms
  • Preamp Insert: .5K Ohms
Output Impedance
  • Balanced Output: 600 Ohms balanced
  • Unbalanced Output: 300 Ohms
  • Insert Outputs: 300 Ohms
Frequency Response
  • Analog In to Analog Out: 12Hz to 100kHz +0, -1dB
  • THD @ 1kHz: <0.15% typical
  • THD @ to to 20kHz: <0.033% typical
Equivalent Input Noise
  • Mic/Line: -128dBu, Input shortened, Max gain, "A" weighted
  • Instrument: -109 dBu, Input shortened, Max gain, "A" weighted
Maximum Input Level
  • Mic: +18dBu balanced
  • Instrument: +15 dBu
  • Maximum Gain
  • Mic: 70dB (XLR to balanced output)
  • Instrument: 64 dB (1/4" to balanced output
Maximum Output Level
  • Balanced: +24 dBu
  • Unbalanced: +20 dBu
  • Output Level At Meter 0 VU: +4 dBu/-10dBV
  • Microphone Gain: 0 dB to +56 dB
  • Instrument Gain: +3 dB to +50 dB
  • Low Cut Filter: 0 - 250 Hz, 1-pole, 6 dB/Octave
  • Boost/Cut: +/- 12 dB on each band
  • Low Freq. Tuning: 40 / 120 Hz Selectable
  • MID 1 Freq. Tuning: 20 Hz to 2 KHz continuously variable
  • MID 2 Freq. Tuning: 200 Hz to 20 KHz continuously variable
  • High Freq. Tuning: 6 KHz / 18 KHz Selectable
Compressor / Limiter
  • Attack Time: 250 uSec. to 100 mSec.
  • Release Time: 00 mSec to 3 Sec.
  • Compression Ratio: 2:1 to 30:1
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 3-1/2 x 9-3/16"
  • Weight: 11 lb
  • Power Requirements: USA - 105 to 125 VAC/ 60Hz
  • Export units configured for country of destination.
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3 year warranty for TPS, DPS, and studios.
5 year warranty for pro gear.
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ArtProChannel II Channel Strip

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Love the Pro Channel. Not with ground and buzz issues though.

By Guy Walker

from Orlando

Comments about Art ProChannel II Channel Strip:

To start with I'm a big fan of the ART ProChannel. The original is quiet and does a great job in every application I've used it for. The new ProChannel has issues. Ground and or buzz issues when using different combinations of processing. I had two units and both were the same. A/B'ing it with my original ProChannel and four other channel strips none of my other including the Original Pro Channel had any issues. It would of been in my rack if not for the buzz / ground issues. Big fan of the ProChannel. Just not with issues.

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Useful device

By Alan Gruskoff

from Pasadena, CA

Comments about Art ProChannel II Channel Strip:

Having had good results with a previous ART preamp, this is then an upgrade. This unit has two tubes inside. These were generic "CHINA" tubes, I am replacing with high end tubes on order. It has a good build feel and a big, sexy VU meter as well as LEDs. To start with, this unit has a valuable feature of a knob to vary the impedance of the mic or line in. This lets you match different mics/guitars, they are not all the same impedance. Then there's optical compression (with an OUT switch) to keep levels in line for loud singers, etc. An LED segment shows the level of compression. The unit has 4 band EQ (with an OUT switch) to touch up the tone as it comes in. Signal can come in via the back XLR/ 1/4" or can come via a 1/4" jack in the front. Easy for guitars. This units competes with those at $1600 to $2600 and holds its own for sound quality which I found to be very good. It provides a great value at its price. You need this in front of your A to D interface in your home studio.

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ART Pro Channel II + DAW = Great Results

By Ron

from Los Angeles

Comments about Art ProChannel II Channel Strip:

I've used the PCII for several weeks and used it with a popular DAW and the results are great. The analog VU meter and LED meter underneath is a great combination for monitoring. The sound with the High Voltage Tube button on definitely makes vocals sound "bigger and warmer". The voltage plate is not as starved as they say and in no way will this compare to a $5k tube preamp but the difference in price for the sound you get is not worth it if you're just using it in a home studio. This is a hybrid amp so you get great gain and stability. I highly suggest using this with a good DAW that has a lot of audio effect devices and you'll find that you can create awesome "hiss-less" audio (minimal hiss, that is). On a quick note, the company is very responsible for taking care of their customers which I don't always find with other devices on the market. I high suggest this for the balance in price and results.

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