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Click here to buy ART Pro Channel Tube Mic Preamp by ART.
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List Price: $390.00
Discount: 54%
Our Price: $179.10
At on December 01, 2010.

Combines the Pro MPA, Pro VLA, and Tube EQ into a single product.

The Pro Channel from ART is the latest offering from the world's most popular tube dynamics processing manufacturer. ART engineers have combined the world-renowned Pro MPA, Pro VLA, and Tube EQ into a single product - creating the world's best-sounding and most affordable professional recording channel.

The Pro Channel features many new and exciting design enhancements to ART's pro and home studio staples, including the addition of a tube circuit to the compressor module. The Pro Channel allows you to select between ART's award winning optical/tube compressor or the coveted tube circuit (a design made popular by the sound of the old broadcast limiters - now costing thousands of dollars). The tube circuit is fast, fat and a bit aggressive, and is guaranteed to become a legend among compressors as has the Pro VLA. The four-band parametric equalizer has selectable Q for the two sweepable mid-bands. As with all design elements of the Pro Channel, these Q options were fine-tuned by some of the industry's top studio and live-sound engineers. Likewise, all new additions were made without compromise to the sound of the original designs (Pro MPA, Pro VLA, Tube EQ), which have become standards in professional studios and FOH rigs around the globe.

ART Pro Channel Tube Mic Preamp Features:

  • Professional Tube-Based Microphone/Line Recording Channel
  • Three independent World-Class modules: tube mic pre, switchable optical/tube compressor, and tube EQ
  • Warm, Smooth, and Silky Sound Quality
  • Precision Detented Potentiometers
  • Selectable VU Metering (mic pre out, compressor out, or Main Out)
  • Tube Character and Gain Reduction LED Arrays
  • Balanced XLR and Unbalanced 1/4" Inputs and Outputs
  • Insert Points Between Preamp and Compressor, and Compressor and EQ
  • Three Hand-Selected Vacuum Tubes
  • Professional Signal Processing For use with any Analog or Digital Recording Format
  • Exceptional Processing Channel For Any Line or Instrument Level Signal
  • Five-Year Warranty

This is a complete recording channel that will give you studio-quality preamping, dynamics, and EQ. Order it today!

ART Pro Channel Tube Mic Preamp Specifications:

  • Attack Time: Fast: 2ms (optical), 0.5ms (tube); Slow: 15ms (for 20dB of comp)
  • Boost and Cut/Frequency Band: ±12dB (wide), ±20dB (narrow)
  • Compression Ratio: Variable: 2:1 to >10:1
  • Dimensions: 6.5"D x 19"W x 3.50"H
  • Dynamic Range: >100dB (20-20KHz)
  • EQ Frequency Bands: Low Shelf: 40Hz/120Hz (selectable) Low-Mid: 20Hz to 200Hz/200Hz to 2KHz (sweepable) Low-Mid Q: Wide/Narrow (selectable) High-Mid: 200Hz to 2KHz/2KHz to 20KHz (sweepable) High-Mid Q: Wide/Narrow (selectable) High Shelf: 6KHz/18KHz (selectable)
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -130dBu (XLR to XLR, 'A' weighted)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20KHz (± .5dB)
  • Input Impedance: 1.67k ohms (XLR), 1M ohm (1/4")
  • Input/Output Connections: XLR (balanced) & 1/4" (unbalanced)
  • Insert Connections: 1/4" (unbalanced)
  • Low-Cut Filter: -3dB@10Hz to 250Hz (Variable)
  • Maximum Compression: 30 dB (optical), 23dB (tube)
  • Maximum Gain: 65dB (1/4" to 1/4")
  • Maximum Gain XLR to XLR: 83dB (XLR to XLR)
  • Maximum Input Level: +15dBu (XLR), +21dBu (1/4")
  • Maximum Output Level: +27dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4")
  • Output Impedance: 600 ohms (XLR), 300 ohms (1/4")
  • Phantom Power: +48v DC (switchable)
  • Power Requirements: 100-125 VAC, 30W (Export units configured for country of destination)
  • Release Time: Fast: 300ms, Auto: 100ms-3sec
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1% (typical)
  • Tubes: Three Hand-Selected
  • Weight: 12.0 lbs

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