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ART TubeMP Tube Microphone Preamp

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For microphones, acoustic guitar, warming up a direct input to a mixer from a bass guitar, keyboard, etc., there is no sweeter sound than a tube preamp. In response to increasing demand for affordable tube mic preamplification, ART offers the Tube MP with the features that make it as powerful as units that cost 5 to 10 times more. Features include a 12AX7 tube, +48v phantom power, a phase reversal switch, 1/4" & XLR input/output, input control with two ranges of gain (+26dB to +60dB and +6dB to +40dB), and a +20dB gain boost for mics (or use it as a pad for line level signals). A peak LED allows you to precisely monitor clipping and an output control is included for trimming back to unity gain.

The ART Tube MP is the world's most popular external tube microphone preamp. Whether you're working with a four-track, hard-disk, or digital multitrack recorder, the Tube MP's TEC award nominated design will allow you to obtain professional recording studio results at a fraction of the cost of comparable equipment. The hybrid design of the Tube MP allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal while maintaining exceptionally low-noise and high quality. While its primary application is to be used with a microphone, the Tube MP is an exceptional direct box - impedance matching, amplifying and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it.

The usage of external mic/ line preamps has become increasingly popular over the past several years. The Tube MP offers superior performance and sound quality to the on-board preamps found in today's low-cost mixers and multi-trackers. It's sound has been consistently favored over other products costing upwards to ten-times its price. Professional quality sound combined with professional features like: a 12AX7a Tube, phantom power and Phase Reverse, are what have made the Tube MP a staple in thousands of studios worldwide. For a minimal investment, a Tube MP can provide the single largest improvement to the sound of your studio.

A R T is the industry leader in Tube dynamics processing equipment.

Features

  • Provides Superior Preamplification for: Microphones, Instruments and Line Level Sources
  • Hand Selected 12AX7a
  • Provides Over 70dB of Gain
  • Smooth, Warm and Fat Sound Quality
  • Variable Input and Output Gain Controls
  • Excellent as a Tube DI
  • XLR and 1/4” Inputs and Outputs
  • +48 volts Phantom Power
  • Phase Reversal Switch
  • Superior Sonic Performance to On-Board Preamps
  • TEC-Award Nominated Design
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Designed and Manufactured in the USA

Applications

  • Four to Twenty-Four Track Home Recording Studios
  • FOH Sound Systems
  • Tube Direct Box
  • Guitar, Bass and Keyboard Rigs
  • Digital Audio Workstation & Computer Recording
  • MIDI Recording and Samplers
  • Line Driver

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (716) 297-2920 Warranty:  1 year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.0"D x 5.5"W x 2.0"H
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Dynamic Range: >100dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz (+0,-1dB)
  • THD: <0.1% (typical)
  • CMMR: >75dB (typ @1kHz)
  • EIN: -129dBu (‘A’ weighted XLR to XLR)
  • Maximum Gain: 70dB (XLR to XLR typical)
    60dB (1/4” to XLR typical)
  • Maximum Input Level: +14dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4”)
  • Maximum Output Level: +28dBu (XLR), +22dBu (1/4”)
  • Input Impedance: 2k ohms (XLR), 840K ohms (1/4”)
  • Output Impedance: 600 ohms (XLR), 300 ohms (1/4”)
  • Power Requirements: 9 VAC @ 700ma (typ)


Customer Reviews

Andy White Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Nice preamp
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What is your opinion of this product?
I’ve only done a little recording of vocals with it since I got it but I can tell a huge difference. Much smoother and warmer sound than just going straight into the DAW. Unit is built like a tank. Super easy to use and is very straight forward. For a cat who likes simple analog equipment this unit is perfect for me.
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LEE, leejoaquingonzalez123@yahoo.com Submitted: 9/26/2015
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Tight
What is your opinion of this product?
Want a rige bass use this
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Bill Jones Submitted: 4/3/2012
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Great Mic Preamp
Yes
Very easy ti use.
Great
only had this for one month with no problems.
Your general opinion of this product.
So good that I would recommend this to anyone wanting a reasonable priced preamp. I tried this using the aux input on my amp and found that it a great 3rd channel and the tune is amazing. I am going to try some FX pedals between this preamp and my Amp, I belive this will improve the tune a lot.
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Rizza from Biddeford, Maine Submitted: 1/3/2012
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Good Price for a Good Preamp
Durable, does not feel cheap
Two inputs, two outputs- this thing saved my setup.
Really simple to use. Didn't need a produt manual.
tone is better than expected for price.
I've owned this product for only two weeks, but it seems rugged.
Your general opinion of this product.
Really good.
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fnaguitarplayer from WV, US Submitted: 11/22/2011
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Great, got 2 of them!
Great metal box, something you don't always see these days.
Love the VU meter and the fact that it used a tube.
VERY simple operation.
Really does warm the signal up. Would be better if it was high voltage instead of starved plate, not getting full potential out of the tube, be better if it was like a tube preamp in a amp.
Had 1 for 3-4 years, bought another a year ago, one for Mic, one for guitar. Really handy. I want to get a few more of them eventually. And want to try the next one up, with different settings.
Your general opinion of this product.
Built very well on the outside, don't like how the circuit boards are setup with ribbon cables very well (took it apart to change the tube in it). Stock tube was good, but i put a Sovtek tube in it, and it seemed to help a little.
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gamjamm from Havre De Grace, Md. Submitted: 2/1/2011
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Versatile for the money
Close to bullet proof. Just be careful when changing the tube out because you can bust the circuit board if your too rough. I've used ART gear over the years and it's been quality stuff as well as dependable for me.
20db pad and phantom power come in handy
Pretty straightforward
Good amount of variation. Perks up budget mixer pre-amps. Be careful not to over do it if your shooting for clean boost.What goes in comes out. Good overdrive on live harp to get that greasy blues sound. Don't be afraid to clip it for those applications, it can take it just fine. Doubles as a direct box to match input to the mixer too. Warms up mics for recording. Just experiment to get the best sound.
Years with no problems. So far so good.
Your general opinion of this product.
Let's be real here. There are better out there but for the money, this rocks.
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SRC from NYC Submitted: 12/18/2009
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Great pre amp, replace that tube!
Nice metal box, no plastic. 4 philips screws to take the case off.
Basics, gain and output, phantom, phase rev, and +20dB. Has 1/4" and XLR in/out.
Pretty straight forward, plug it in, adjust your level, record.
Get that JJ ECC803S for about another $20 or so, and you will be very happy with it.
Like I said, 2 years and counting!
Your general opinion of this product.
This thing sounded OK when I got it (2 years ago). I recently replaced the tube with a JJ ECC803S w/spiral filament, and WOW, this thing came to life!!! I used it for guitar and bass to record with Guitar Rig 3, and man, this thing kicks a**!
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from Submitted: 3/7/2009
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Replace the tube
It's a great tube DI once you replace the tube.
Well it's not feature packed but has all the right things for an inexpensive tube pre.
Garbage with the cheap tube that it comes with. Comes to life and makes a great bass DI with a new tube. With the factory tube it's only okay at best. Worth the money cause replacing the tube is cheap, and gives you a much better sounding pre for a short amount of cash.
I've owned it for two years now and never had a problem with it.
Your general opinion of this product.
It's a great pre once you pull out the cheap Chineese tube and get your self a better one.
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Trangler from Fla. Submitted: 8/19/2008
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Worked for a while, then stopped
I only used this a few times recording voiceover narration and in less than six months the thing died. Worked fine when it worked, but now it's trash.
Gain is nice.
Easy enough.
Didn't even last six months.
Your general opinion of this product.
Broke too soon.
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AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008
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Serves its purpose very well!
Your general opinion of this product.
I use the TubeMP for the simple purpose of warming up my signal to my direct box, but it's amazing how much of a difference that simple task can make. It has massive output. Only when the gain is turned about 3/4 or more does the signal start to distort, and just a little at that. What makes this better than other preamps, however, is the texture it adds to the sound. I've never heard anything like it before.
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