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ART ProVLAII Tube Driven Vactrol Based Compressor / Leveling Amplifier

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Product Description

The ART Pro-VLA II is a tube driven Vactrol-based Compressor and Leveling amplifier designed to excel in any professional audio application, including tracking, mixing, mastering, live sound or broadcast situations.
By using an opto-electronic design, (as opposed to a more typical VCA driven level detection circuit) the Pro-VLA II allows more compression to be added to an audio source with a more natural, musical sounding output and virtually transparent dynamic leveling. This VCA-less design coupled with a 12AT7 vacuum tube in the gain stage makes the Pro-VLA II the ideal dynamic control device for critical studio and live sound applications.

ART Pro-VLA II Features

  • Vactrol Opto-Compression Design (no VCA)
  • Mastering-Quality Audio Signal Path with Tube Gain Stage
  • Enhanced Link Mode – While in stereo link mode, channel 1 level control acts as a master output level and channel 2 becomes a balance control between them, - optimizing the Pro-VLA II for use as a mastering tool
  • Variable Threshold, Ratio & Output Controls
  • LED Backlit VU Input/Output Level Metering
  • LED Metering Indicates Both Average Level And Peak Hold
  • Accurate Ten Segment LED Gain Reduction Metering
  • +4dBu/-10dBV Mode Switch Optimizes Pro-VLA II For Interface With Professional OR Consumer Grade Components
  • Active Balanced XLR And 1/4-Inch Inputs & Outputs
  • Toroidal Transformer Reduces Mechanical & Electrical Hum
ART Tube Compression
ART Tube Compressors deliver analog leveling/compression designed to work seamlessly with any recording, sound-reinforcement, and electronic instrument application. Our Tube Compressors excel at making tracks sound rich and full for both live audio engineering and studio recording applications.

ART’s tube compression circuitry is a hybrid design utilizing the latest and most advanced analog and tube technology, and has exceptional signal integrity with extremely low noise.

ART tube compressors utilize optical electronics (a device known as a Vactrol), coupled with a 12AX7 vacuum tube gain stage for superior musical performance. Unlike typical compressors which use VCAs to control level detection, ART tube compressors are very musical, expressive and natural sounding.

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Phone:  (716) 297-2920 Warranty:  1 year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications

ART Pro VLA II Tube Compressor Specifications

  • Attack Time: 0.25 msec to 50 msec (variable)
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 19 x 9.2 inches (8.9 x 48.3 x 23.3 cm)
  • Dynamic Range: greater than 100dB (20-20KHz)
  • Equivalent Input Noise:
    • @+4dBu: -99dBu (A weighted)
    • @-10 dBV: -107dBu (A weighted)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 100KHz (+/- 0.5dB)
  • Input Impedance: 10K Ohms
  • Maximum Attenuation: 30dB
  • Maximum Input Level:
    • +20dBu (in +4dBu mode)
    • +10dBV (in –10dBV mode)
  • Maximum Output Level: +20dB max
  • Release Time: 150ms to 3s (variable)
  • Slope: 2:1 to 20:1 (variable)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: less than 0.1% (typical)
  • Weight: 10.5lbs (4.76kgs)



Customer Reviews

Review: terence wyche Submitted: 4/16/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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well worth it!!
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for the price this thing rocks !!!

Review: Anthony Harris Submitted: 3/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Awesome!!!

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Great on drums and vocals when tracking...can be subtle or hard and everything in between. Big Big Big bang for the buck!!!

Review: Daniel Submitted: 1/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

This compressor is top notch

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Most top studios have this piece

Review: Billy K. Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

Excellent Value! Warm sounding!!

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Nice and warm sounding.....manages the sounds quite well. Not harsh at all, unlike certain other compressors. Feels like it is solidly built, too!

Review: Rick Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

So cheap yet so powerful

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Amazing compressor. 2 channels. Stereo link (which I wouldn’t do) but the option is nice

Review: Ronald Mitchener Submitted: 11/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great In the studio

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Very dependable and very musical I use it on vocals it keeps my levels consistent and never squashes the signal

Review: Donyia Lovell Submitted: 11/7/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

Worth the money

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Worth the money. Wasn’t at first until I switched the tubes.

Review: Ken G. Submitted: 10/23/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Still trying to figure out where I’m going to use it.

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I originally purchased a few items with this like the faderport 16 & the Focusrite 18i12 not realizing that they couldn’t be ran together. Oh well I’ll try to utilize it maybe with a different preamp with the correct ins & outs.

Review: Attila M Submitted: 10/4/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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For project studios it's a MUST HAVE

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bad news:one VU meter seems to be lagging just a bit good news: it doesn't affect the sound, which is amazing, especially for the money! original vacuum tubes provide subtle and warm sound, no added coloration, I use it to track bass, sax, horns and drum sub mix, perfect! (Not for vocal, because my mics are running through an ART Voice Channel, right? Another unbelievable gear from the company.)Just the sound you want. Since I mix in the box, I didn't try mastering with it, but it could be in the chain if you do analog hardware mastering or summing, there's is absolutely no way telling it's a $300 ("cheap", right?)unit when you listen to it. Buy it while you can! Did I say it's a hardware piece? No fumbling around on a touch screen with sausage fingers?! Knobs are large enough to anyone, feels like an instrument, not like a Roland Boutique toy! I wanted to give it 4.5 starts, just don't know how, sorry!

Review: DB Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Subject

Very nice! Sound reproduction is fantastic! Heavy, and well constructed!

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I'm very satisfied with the unit. Every expectation met!

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