ART Tube MP with USB Project Series Single Channel Tube Preamplifier System

| UPC # 840402017158
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The Project Series TubeMP / USB tube microphone preamp is the perfect audio input to any USB equipped Mac or PC based recording system.

The ultra low noise discrete microphone preamp front end has an extremely flat and wide frequency response and can easily handle a wide range of input signal levels with a minimum of coloration. The fully adjustable input gain allows as little 'tube warmth' or as much 'tube drive' as required for any audio source, making the ART Project Series TubeMP USB the ideal source for any digital recording application.

Fully Featured Low Noise Tube Preamp
Small and compact for transport, the TubeMP USB is a fully featured professional quality microphone preamp. The extruded aluminum case has been designed to ensure easy integration into any desktop studio environment. The ultra clean low noise 48 Volt phantom power supply is current limited to prevent damage to any sensitive microphone source. An input impedance switch allows the XLR balanced microphone to be impedance matched to the microphone source, ensuring maximum performance from any condenser, dynamic or ribbon microphone. A Phase Invert switch allows signal polarity to be properly set right at the source.

A selectable high-pass filter removes very low frequency rumble and wind noise before it has a chance to overload the input, and a Bessel filter design is set at an extremely low 40Hz to preserve bass tonality and time domain response - An essential feature when tracking or interfacing to a computer based audio workstation. The high impedance 1/4-inch instrument inputs are optimized for guitar pickups allowing every nuance to be heard.

No More Nasty Clipping
A FET Limiter with fast attack and musical release times limits the maximum audio output level to prevent overloading anything following the TubeMP in the signal path, while still maintaining a clear uncompressed sound. This allows you to maximize the dynamic range of your signal before converting to the digital domain, or sending the TubeMP USB?s line level output to any analog source.

USB Compliant & Convenient
The ART USB TubeMP is fully USB 1.1 compliant, operating under Windows 98SE, XP or newer OS, and will work with any Mac running OS 9.1, OS-X or later. Like all USB equipment, the TubeMP Project Series pre amp can be safely hot swapped while running, and will work with any of the current popular audio programs in the market.

  • Extremely Low Noise Discrete Front End
  • Up to 70dB of Clean, "Musical" Gain
  • High Output Signal Drive Capability
  • Fast FET Limiter to Prevent Overload
  • Switch Selectable Input Impedance
  • Precision LED Metering
  • Built-in Low Noise Phantom Power Supply
  • Compact, Stackable all Aluminum Chassis
  • XLR and 1/4-inch Inputs and Outputs
  • Phase Invert Switch
  • High Cut Filter Switch
  • Variable Input and Output Level Controls
  • Additional TubeMP USB Features
    • USB 1.1 Compliant Output
    • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista Compatible
    • Compatible with Mac OS 9.1 and newer
    • Input Connections: XLR-F (balanced)
    • 1/4-inch TRS unbalanced
    • Output Connection: XLR-M balanced, (<300 Ohm)
    • 1/4-inch TRS unbalanced (600 Ohm)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz ? 40kHz, +/-1 dB (typical)
    • Dynamic Range: >100dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
    • Tube Type: Hand Selected 12AX7A (x1)
    • THD: <0.05% (typical)
    • CMRR: >60dB (typical)
    • EIN: <-130dB (XLR to XLR A-weighted)
    • Maximum Input Level: +17dBu (1/4-inch), +16dBu (XLR)
    • Maximum Output Level: +20dBu (1/4-inch), +26dBu (XLR)
    • USB Connection USB 1.1 Compliant (TubeMP USB Only)
    • Maximum Gain: 70dB (XLR - XLR), +50dB (1/4-inch- XLR)
    • Input Gain Pad: Switchable, 20dB
    • XLR Input Impedance: Switchable, 4.7k Ohms / 600 Ohms
    • Low Cut Filter: Switchable, -3dB @ 40Hz
    • Output Phase: Switchable, Normal/Invert
    • Output Limiter Type: Switchable, Fast & Musical FET limiter, >20dB limit range
    • Phantom Power: Switchable, +48V DC, filtered, current limited
    • Signal Metering: Precise LED array with a fast attack and moderate release
    • Chassis Type: Aluminum Anodized with integral/stackable rubber sides
    • Power Requirements: 10Volts AC @ 700ma (typical)
    • Dimensions: DxWxH (in) 1.75 x 5.9 x 6.5
    • Dimensions: DxWxH (mm) 44.5 x 150 x 165
    • Weight: 2.5 lbs. (1.14 kg)

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