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    ART Tube MP C Mic Preamp Compressor
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    ART Tube MP/C Microphone Preamplifier and Compressor Product Description

    The ART Tube MP/C (PreAmplifier/Compressor) is a 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. ART's Tube MP/C circuitry is a hybrid design utilizing the most advanced, solid-state and tube technology.

    The ART Tube MP/C preamplifier's active balanced solid-state input provides extremely low noise and excellent common mode rejection. The 1/4-inch high-impedance input prevents loading of any connected device making the ART Tube MP/C perfect for DI or line-level applications. The preamplifier's second stage 12AX7a tube runs on a regulated DC voltage providing an additional 20 dB of gain.

    The compression circuit features a VCA-less design and utilizes optical electronics (Vactrol) coupled with a 12AX7a vacuum tube gain stage for superior musical performance.


    - 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
    - Selectable output range for Line/Instrument interface levels
    - 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

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    ART Tube MP/C Microphone Preamplifier and Compressor Technical Description

    - Input Connections: XLR balanced or 1/4" unbalanced
    - Input Impedance: 1M Ohms 1/4" input, 5K Ohms XLR input
    - Output Connections: 1/4" unbalanced, XLR balanced, transformer isolated.
    - Output Impedance: XLR: < 600 Ohms, 1/4": < 300 Ohms
    - Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 60 kHz +1 dB balanced output, 20 Hz - 60k Hz +1 dB 1/4" output
    - Maximum Gain: +80 dB (balanced in-out), +64 dB (unbalanced input, balanced output)
    - THD: <0.1% at 1k Hz
    - CMRR: >60 dB at max gain
    - Equivalent Input Noise: -128 dBu typical (A wtd., Shorted XLR balanced input, gain at max)
    - Maximum Input Level: unbalanced (Inst): +15 dBu, balanced (mic): +10 dBu
    - Max Output Level: +19 dBu (Line mode)
    - Phantom Power: Switch selectable, +48 Volts DC, filtered, current limited
    - Tube Type: Hand selected 12AX7a
    - Compressor Slope: 2:1 (Comp.) / 11:1 (Limit)
    - Attack Time: < 1 mSec (limit), 20 mSec (comp.)
    - Release Time: 150 mSec (Fast), 20 mSec - 3 Sec Program dependent (Auto)
    - Low Cut Filter: -3 dB at 70 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
    - Chassis Type: All aluminum black anodized with integral rubber sides
    - Power Requirements: 9 VAC at 1000 mA (external)
    - Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75" x 5.9" x 6.5", (44.5 x 150 x 165 mm)
    - Weight: 2.9 lbs. (1.32 kg) with power supply and packaging

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    Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3 in

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