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ART Tube MP Project Series Microphone Preamp

3.7 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
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  • Professional quality
  • Hybrid design
  • Compact and reliable
  • Cost effective
  • All aluminum stackable chassis
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Product Description

The Tube MP Project Series is a professional quality audio interface that lets you connect microphone, instrument, and line level signals to a mixer or other audio input. This hybrid design is the latest in a long line of ART tube preamps. From the new all-aluminum stackable chassis to the precision LED level metering circuitry, ART improved virtually every aspect of their already successful Tube MP series. With up to 70dB of clean musical gain and high output signal drive capability the cold digital world will melt with your mixes! Charge up your creativity with the Tube MP Project Series! Features: ? Extremely Low Noise Discrete Front End ? Up to 70dB of Clean, ?Musical? Gain ? High Output Signal Drive Capability ? Fast FET Limiter to Prevent Overload ? Switch Selectable Input Impedance ? Precision LED Metering ? Built-in Low Noise Phantom Power Supply ? Compact, Stackable all Aluminum Chassis ? XLR and 1/4? Inputs and Outputs ? Phase Invert Switch ? High Cut Filter Switch ? Variable Input and Output Controls Specifications: ? Frequency Response: 10Hz ? 40KHz, +/-1 dB (typical) ? Dynamic Range: >100dB (20Hz to 20KHz) ? THD: <0.05% (typical) ? CMRR: >60dB (typical) ? EIN: <-130dB (XLR to XLR A-weighted) ? Maximum Input Level: +17dBu (1/4?), +16dBu (XLR) ? Maximum Output Level: +20dBu (1/4?), +26dBu (XLR) ? Input Connections: 1/4? TRS unbalanced (1meg Ohm) ? XLR female balanced ? Output Connection: 1/4? TRS unbalanced (600 Ohm) ? XLR male balan...

Product Information

Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.7 x 6.7 x 2.7 inches
Shipping Weight 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B000K6B59Y
Item model number TUBEMPPS
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3.7 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #23,283 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#44 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Microphones > Accessories > Preamps
#8,362 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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By David G. Beneke on June 18, 2012
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You do get your moneys worth out of this amp with features and so on. The plus 20db gain switch works very well and the high/low impedance switch is a very good feature, adding gain to ribbon and dynamic mics. However The high pass filter really does very little and the limiter is weak. The overall sound quality is not bad, I think it could be improved with a better tube, which I am going to install sometime soon. Just a notch down from being a professional sounding amp, but for $59.00, what do you expect?

Addendum: Adding a Mullard Master Valve tube from the Tube Depot which was picked for High Gain Balance and Low Noise Microphonics makes this amp sound a hundred percent better. Good idea to clean the circuit board with De-Oxit to get rid of the tons of excess flux on the solder joints, this also helps with the amps noise. Plugging it into a great Pre/DA converter will like my Focusrite Forte, helps get a clean signal to the computer as well.
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If you are just starting with a small bedroom studio and don't want to throw away much money on equipment, this might be the preamp for you. It's inexpensive. If you decide to buy it, keep in mind that the stock Chinese tube sounds kind of shrill when cranked up, and will most likely have to be replaced by a better quality brand name tube, which is fortunately both inexpensive and relatively easy (you only need a screwdriver and no more than 10 minutes).

Now the bad news. I've had tho of these for a few years. They are unreliable and not well built. While they do add some tube warmth to your signal, they are not the best sounding. The top end is kind of muted, and the Tube MP adds undesirable low end rumble to your sound. They don't have the headroom of a pro tube preamp - instead of opening up the signal, the Tube MP kind of shrinks it.

Bottom line: a decent first mic pre for beginners, but if you've been recording for a while and are looking for quality, this is not your mic pre.
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I can't really say this is great or fantastic but it did help alleviate some audio issues that I had before buying this. One thing I wish this did come with was an on/off switch though - instead I ended up unplugging the transformer cord. It does a good job of amplifying my microphones signal before I pass it into the computer for mixing. You can adjust the volume to a nice comfortable level without getting the distortion or noise hums that you might get from simply cranking the volume in your computer's mixer. The filter seems to eliminate a bit of the background noise from my air conditioner and computer fan, and the limiter does a decent job of keeping loud noises from distorting. I am not an audiophile or studio expert by any means, but for me, this pre-amp is a cheap no-brainer solution to help my Behringer microphone provide a good quality audio stream for voice-overs. There is a big difference between before I put it inline with my microphone and afterwards.
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The ART Tube MP Project Series Tube Preamp is a wonderfully hot-rodded version of Tube MP's original standalone mic preamp. It adds an 80 Hz filter to remove environmental rumble from HVAC fans, etc. The four LED input meter is very helpful in setup. My primary use of this unit is for soft-sell TV and Radio voiceovers, in which case I do not use the limit function as I keep the input fairly low to achieve a transparent sound. However, when doing imaging work for sports and oldies stations I crank up the input and engage the limit function for a nice, clean, more present output. In all instances, the mix of tube and solid state amplification processes give me a clean sound that is the rival of preamps costing many times more. I reccomend the TUBE MP Project Series preamp to anyone who wants to have a beautiful, warm sound within a budget.
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I'm sure this product is great, however if you are buying it from the third party seller Instrumentpro, they have falsely labeled this product. They have titled this product "ART Tube MP Project Series Microphone Preamp" and have even posted a picture of this item. However, what they sent me was a ART Tube MP Tube Microphone Preamplifier (the original, not the Project Series).
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This was recommended to me by a PhD electrical Engineering professor / guitarist who had purchased one for himself. I use it to boost my guitar signal into a PA, and it is terrific. Also gives that tube sound to any solid state guitar amp.
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The preamp works great. I read in the instructions, operate it properly and I have not heard any noise from the unit. The metering LED's are fine and not a drawback as apposed to a VU meter. The price is great, the build is good, you can't go wrong if you are on a budget.
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Upon receipt of the unit I warmed it up and tested all functions and it was good. What I did next, me being me was to I believe void the warranty and install a Groove Tubes 12AX7 select tube. It is now so much a round and fatter sound.! Such a simple yet prosperous upgrade! Truly a nice pre-amp and boosts signals quietly and efficicientlly !!!
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