Art Tube MP/C Professional Tube PreAmplifier and Opto Compressor Limiter,DI

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  • Tube-based mic&line preamplifier with up to 80 dB of gain.
  • Hand-selected 12AX7a tube.
  • Optical (VCA-less) compressor circuitry = transparent dynamics control.
  • 1/4-inch unbalanced inputs and outputs.
  • XLR balanced inputs and outputs.
  • Transformer isolated XLR output.
  • LED meters for Tube Warmth, Gain Reduction and Output level.
  • +48V phantom power.
  • Phase reversal switch.
  • Selectable release time settings.
  • > 90dB dynamic range.
  • Custom extruded aluminum chassis.

The Art Tube MP/C is a Professional Tube PreAmplifier and Opto Compressor Limiter and multi-purpose tool for audio engineering and recording. Two independent circuits featuring a tube-based analog preamplifier and a VCA-less compressor with optical gain reduction control are housed in one, convenient desk-top chassis.

Used as a mic&line preamp or as a DI (direct) box, the Tube MP&C is designed to work seamlessly with any recording, sound reinforcement, or electronic instrument setup. A R T’s Tube MP&C circuitry is a hybrid design utilizing the latest, most advanced, solid-state and tube technology.The preamplifier's active balanced solid-state input provides extremely low noise and excellent common-mode rejection.

Product Specifications:

Frequency Response: 30 Hz – 60 kHz +/- 1 dB balanced output, 20 Hz – 60 kHz +/- 1dB 1/4″ output

Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1% @ max gain

CMMR: > 60 dB @ max gain

Input Impedance: 1M Ω 1/4″ input, 5K Ω XLR input

Maximum Output Level: +19 dBu (Line mode)

Output Impedance: XLR: <600 Ω, 1/4″: <300 Ω

Low Cut Filter: -3 dB @ 70 Hz, 6dB/Octave

Phantom Power: Switch selectable, +48Volts DC, filtered, current limited

Chassis Type: All aluminum black anodized with integral rubber sides

Power Requirements: 9VAC @ 1000mA (external)

Attack Time: <1 ms (limit), 20 ms (comp.)

Release Time: 150ms (fast), 20ms – 3s Program dependant (Auto)

Compressor Slope: 2:1 (Comp.) / 11:1 (Limit)

Dimensions: 1.75″H x 5.9″ W x 6.5″ D

Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.32 kg)

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