ART DPS II Preamp System with Dual Tube Mic Preamps

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    Product Description

    The DPS II updates the latest ART advances in Tube Microphone Preamps. The DPS II adds continously variable input impedance, LED input meters, auto mic/instrument switching, OPL™ (Output Protection Limiting) flexibility and more tube warmth to the origianl DPS. Twin high performance discrete preamplifiers with local feedback are coupled with ART's flexible V3™ (Variable Valve Voicing) 12AX7A gain stage (which delivers both flexibility and consistency in settings) and choice of analog and digital outputs. The new enhanced mic preamp can accept +20dB peaks while maintaining over 120dB dynamic range and incredibly low distortion. A LED input meter, monitors the signal level of the input amplifier. The auto-switching input allows the ART DPS II rear inputs to stay patched in while you use the front panel instrument inputs.


    • Variable Input Impedance
    • 24bit/96KHz A-to-D Conversion
    • Improved V3™ Variable Valve Voicing Presets
    • LED Input Meter
    • Analog Output Meter
    • Enhanced ART Tube Technology Warms the Conversion
    • Automaticly switches between instrument and mic preamp
    • Wide Frequency Response (5hz/50kHz)
    • Enhanced OPL™ Output Protection Limiter

    Enhancements to ART's legendary tube stage maintain their classic "warm sound" and add additional tube voicings specifically tailored to vocal, guitar, bass, and acoustic instruments making this an incredible DI box. The enhanced OPL is available to control overshoots and normalize levels before digital clipping occurs.

    A versatile insert loop on each channel provides access for additional signal processing or direct access to its high quality A/D converter. Separate gain controls on analog and digital outputs allow you to optimize the unit for simultaneous applications.

    Digital outputs include S/PDIF, TOSLINK or ADAT (front panel selectable). The A/D is front panel adjustable from 44.1 to 96K or syncs to ADAT or external word clock (32KHZ to 100KHz). You can patch into any ADAT stream and select which pair (or all) of channels the DPS II transmits.

    The DPS II also features ART A-to-D digital conversion and ART Tube Technology similar to that of the ART DI/O Preamp System. This ensures that when you are going from the analog preamplification to digital, your signal will be as warm and musical as you decide it to be.

    Product Specifications


    • CMRR: >75dB (typ. @ 1kHz)
    • Dynamic Range: >100dB
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -129dBu (A weighted, XLR to XLR)
    • Frequency Response: 5Hz to 50kHz (+0 to -1dB)
    • Input/Output Connections:
      • 1/4" TRS unbalanced. Tip = input, Ring = analog output. 10K Input impedance. 0dBu = digital clip point at input level max. Level control offers full mute at min setting.
      • Sample Rate: Internal Selectable 44.1KHz, 48KHz, 88.2KHz, 96KHz
      • External: Wordclock, ADAT.
      • Wordclock Input: BNC connector, 100 Ohms (terminated), 3.25V p-p min, 25KHz (min) to 105KHz (max) sample rate.
      • Optical Input: ADAT optical Selectable for sample rate locking. Also used as a source of ADAT data to be transmitted on unused ADAT channels.
      • Optical Output: ADAT optical or S/PDIF selectable.
      • ADAT Mode: Contains 24 bit ADAT data arranged DPS CH1 = ADAT odd channel(s), CH2 = even channel(s).
    • Maximum Gain (instrument input to XLR): 74dB
    • Maximum Gain (XLR to XLR) 80dB
    • Maximum Input Level: +19dBu (XLR); +22dBu (inst. input)
    • Maximum Output Level: +28dBu (XLR); +22dBu (1/4")
    • Phantom Power: +48 volts
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: .01% (clean), 0.1% (warm)
    • Vacuum Tube: 12AX7A - Dual Triode (Hand Selected)
    • Dimensions: 5.5"d x 19"w x 1.75"h
    • Weight: 4.85 lbs. (2.2 kg)

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    Phone:  585-436-2720 Warranty:  1 year
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    Mic Pre is actually usable!!! I keep my DSP at The Warm Setting. A/D set-up was very easy as it should be! Used with a UA Apollo.
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