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Tube Pre-amp from Art .

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  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 05/19/09 à 09:07
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    All t said.

    USE

    The manual is in English, but the damage synoptic prampli found there, which I think is very useful for understanding the diffrentes camera functions.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is the lamp! let heat it, you'll understand;-))

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Jen have a character for several days. I had the opportunity to dpanner a recently (that is what has motivated my choice) and I can tell you that it is a "real" lamp prampli not a prampli with lamp in ...
    No coment on electronics! With low noise aop please! I think even the choice of the manufacturer some aop is not trivial, and finally this is my opinion!
    So good report quality price. ...
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    All t said.

    USE

    The manual is in English, but the damage synoptic prampli found there, which I think is very useful for understanding the diffrentes camera functions.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is the lamp! let heat it, you'll understand;-))

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Jen have a character for several days. I had the opportunity to dpanner a recently (that is what has motivated my choice) and I can tell you that it is a "real" lamp prampli not a prampli with lamp in ...
    No coment on electronics! With low noise aop please! I think even the choice of the manufacturer some aop is not trivial, and finally this is my opinion!
    So good report quality price.
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  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 06/05/08 à 06:37
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    Double preamp very complete lamps are touskifo ...

    USE

    This is a preamp, so easy to use, with some subtleties the settings of Impedance and voltage of the lamp, but we made it very quickly

    SOUND QUALITY

    Okay so I reassure you immediately: it is not a Avalon nor Manley (AC is not !!)

    However I was pleasantly surprised by the sound of this Pramp, especially given the price (pay a misery on ebay)
    already with the original lamps is nice, the adjustment of impedance is rather effective (though ultimately I was almost always leaves background) but then with better lamps (GE 5751) AC is really nice (except lack of gain did some shit with a ribbon mic has I think it is......
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    Double preamp very complete lamps are touskifo ...

    USE

    This is a preamp, so easy to use, with some subtleties the settings of Impedance and voltage of the lamp, but we made it very quickly

    SOUND QUALITY

    Okay so I reassure you immediately: it is not a Avalon nor Manley (AC is not !!)

    However I was pleasantly surprised by the sound of this Pramp, especially given the price (pay a misery on ebay)
    already with the original lamps is nice, the adjustment of impedance is rather effective (though ultimately I was almost always leaves background) but then with better lamps (GE 5751) AC is really nice (except lack of gain did some shit with a ribbon mic has I think it is unusable!)
    little color, very good dynamics, quite versatile as the settings, it's really enjoyable as Pramp small, especially for the price!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I've had 3 months, I love this Pramp, its look, its very complete rglages by against VU meters are very rough, I do not trust him at all (and should always do that !! is not mixed with eyes !!)
    all in all I think it's a very good preamp, especially after having changed the lights ...
    I had the opportunity to work on top-end gear (Avalon, manley, millenia) and I will disappoint some, but in the art is anyway far behind! (Avalon would bankrupt if not already!)
    It does not prevented whether is be a very good little Pramp, especially for the price (thank you ebay!)
    I tate me to buy the version with digital output, but I'm a little skeptical about the quality of the converters, I see ... in any case I am very happy and I think I got a great deal (250 euros on ebay)
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  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 12/04/08 à 04:47
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    In reality c is a demand notice .I wonder if the art mpa gold work well in a role preamp line da ns & a high fidelity <<<<< instalation. Thank you for your answers

    USE

    I need regular.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I need regular.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I need regular.
  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 07/26/08 à 07:27
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    Preamp / DI lamps.
    Hi Pass Filter
    Impedance control of.
    Etc ...
    So rather full.

    USE

    Fingers in the nose even if the ratio of the levels of output and rclame a little practice. Reading the meters also seen who is not accustomed. There are also correctly calibrs which is nice ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    At the exit of the box, plug and is drama. Sound musty unusable.
    It twists, it's ugly, levels are unstable, short horror.
    Do not panic, just change the original lamps (Chinese low-end and fills the dfectueuses foutage of mouth).
    My choice is wearing a pair of JJ ECC81 / 12AT7. No need to pay for the skins OUR roustons. Finally, it is up to you.
    The 12AT7 are compatible......
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    Preamp / DI lamps.
    Hi Pass Filter
    Impedance control of.
    Etc ...
    So rather full.

    USE

    Fingers in the nose even if the ratio of the levels of output and rclame a little practice. Reading the meters also seen who is not accustomed. There are also correctly calibrs which is nice ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    At the exit of the box, plug and is drama. Sound musty unusable.
    It twists, it's ugly, levels are unstable, short horror.
    Do not panic, just change the original lamps (Chinese low-end and fills the dfectueuses foutage of mouth).
    My choice is wearing a pair of JJ ECC81 / 12AT7. No need to pay for the skins OUR roustons. Finally, it is up to you.
    The 12AT7 are compatible with 12AX7 and presents the advantage of producing less gain so the sound is relatively clean.
    Rsultat a Pramp simpatoche tube at the right taste. Nothing fancy but very worth every penny.
    Although for most voice, interesting on electric guitars, very good at DI for bass.
    The rglage of Impedance of a plus. It is most effective on dynamic microphones. Handle with prcaution however. Attention to the background noise.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    A few days.
    Very good report quality price once the problem of rgl tubes.
    Not the most useful investment I made but I am generally satisfied.
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  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 05/13/06 à 10:56
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    Prampli a lamp. 2 channels, among banlanced or online, since trs meters precise and impressive.
    An HPF to eliminate the hissing if necessary.
    3 advantages of gain in between, in boost (+20 db) and output. Total 75 db. Perfect for ribbon microphones.
    The impdence is adjustable from 150 -> 3000 ohms, which can vary the color of sound. Trs is precise. A good IDE which increases the use of MPA from the concurrency.
    +48 V Phantom power supply
    Phase inversion.

    UTILIZATION

    I personally find the use extrmenent simple. We see on the saturation level of the lamps, the levels of output and input.

    I use the line inputs to connect the MPA the console output mix, to get all my devices......
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    Prampli a lamp. 2 channels, among banlanced or online, since trs meters precise and impressive.
    An HPF to eliminate the hissing if necessary.
    3 advantages of gain in between, in boost (+20 db) and output. Total 75 db. Perfect for ribbon microphones.
    The impdence is adjustable from 150 -> 3000 ohms, which can vary the color of sound. Trs is precise. A good IDE which increases the use of MPA from the concurrency.
    +48 V Phantom power supply
    Phase inversion.

    UTILIZATION

    I personally find the use extrmenent simple. We see on the saturation level of the lamps, the levels of output and input.

    I use the line inputs to connect the MPA the console output mix, to get all my devices through vintage or not, it gives depth to the sound.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This unit reported impressive quality prices. His only default is the original lamps that are cheap Chinese. Better to change them.
    For this is trs simple, open the boxes and remove anyone can do it. The REFERENCE is listed above.

    Otherwise, the sound is exactly as the Espree, transparent, efficient, friendly if you will, is saturated fat distortion if the lights ... nothing magical except the price!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Trs a good investment. I have several brands cost more Chres, the difference is a matter of budget and got. At the sound, the MPA is the height of any studio, I do not have a intrt SPL rating twice that for example. It is manufactured in China, either. So thank you Chinese, it would be manufactured in Germany it coterait 1000 EUR!
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  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 01/20/08 à 13:38
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    Tube preamp with analog input / output XLR and Jack.
    Model Rack ...
    For specifications, see what has been said before ...

    UTILIZATION

    There can search everything on a preamp: input gain, output gain, phantom power supply, phase, a low-cut effective (I was not expecting it!), VU meter wide enough (and fun) and gauge heat lamps.

    The buttons in addition to the usual configuration is very interesting: gain of 20 dB (very useful for low noise sources), switch voltage lamps, and button control of the impedance (very very interesting!)

    Operation is very simple, I managed to take control of the first use in just 2 hours!

    Instructions in English, a little boring, but it is useful......
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    Tube preamp with analog input / output XLR and Jack.
    Model Rack ...
    For specifications, see what has been said before ...

    UTILIZATION

    There can search everything on a preamp: input gain, output gain, phantom power supply, phase, a low-cut effective (I was not expecting it!), VU meter wide enough (and fun) and gauge heat lamps.

    The buttons in addition to the usual configuration is very interesting: gain of 20 dB (very useful for low noise sources), switch voltage lamps, and button control of the impedance (very very interesting!)

    Operation is very simple, I managed to take control of the first use in just 2 hours!

    Instructions in English, a little boring, but it is useful because it explains well the characteristics of the preamp that we do not know necessarily ... it is necessary to make the effort to translate! sorry!

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound?! so there! I took a big blow!

    the sound is just magical! the control of the impedance mic offers an incredible richness to the sound: the minimum (ie low impedance) is very concentrated sound is somewhat muffled. half (600 Ohms) one earns a lot in sound clarity and volume. in fact, it increases the impedance + + gives a clear and clean.

    I tried it on votes taken, I played a sound and harmonics. I rediscovered my microphone (sE 3300A Z): I knew it was a good mic, but the preamp was able to express all that he had the guts!

    the swtich controlling the voltage applied in the circuit lamps + offers even harmonics and heat when activated. This provides a good range of sounds.

    Undoubtedly, this preamp provides grain and coloring the sound. it swells a bit like a Avalon VT 737 SP (and it costs only a quarter of the price of it though!)

    [b]OVERALL OPINION[/b]

    I just barely have it, I tested it on vocals, it's amazing!
    it's hot, it's music is rich.

    U PDATE: the 19/01/08
    I replaced the bulbs of Chinese low-end by a Sylvania 12AX7 JST and General Electric 12AX7 US Army: Sylvania for the sound is dynamic and takes a nice color, it is stronger and more balanced. for GE, the sound is incredible! it has a very wide dynamic, timbre of voice is respected to the letter, the sound is balanced and precise without running out of heat! 12AX7 is the best that I could listen to ...

    in short my preamp to completely change by changing the lights, the sound is not at all the mm, I gain and gain definition, it's all good at all levels! without exaggeration, my MPA Gold is now at an Avalon VT 737 SP mm or a Tube Tech MP1A, truthfully ... anyway no one has to believe me, but if you can change the lights , do it ... in + is very simple, I could do myself ... mm

    oh yes! I almost forgot: we stop saying that we should not couple a tube microphone with a tube preamp ... it's really stupid thing to say! it may well do if we want to get qqchose particulier.tout depends on the microphone and preamp utilisé.moi personally I have a Rode Classic II I often couple to my MPA Gold ... you would be surprised to hear the result ...

    a big thank you to jctroyes ... big up!
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  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 01/18/09 à 03:42
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    Analogique.micro and guitar
    no effect
    jack and XLR connectors
    rack-mount model

    UTILIZATION

    The config is simple and intuitive.pas need a manual when it is accustomed to this kind of product.
    the unit is heavy, it feels right now the stuff serieux.grosse internal power supply.

    SOUND QUALITY

    APRs have changed the original two lamps 2 mesa boogies (advice on earlier opinions), I connected a micro studio "studio projectb1" which is not a top model, and After a few SETTING THE gain, the sound is really great for singing.
    nice definition, good band passante.j trs' ve found deep bass.
    no breath recording on cubase or saturation if the gain dose well.
    I feel like I have......
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    Analogique.micro and guitar
    no effect
    jack and XLR connectors
    rack-mount model

    UTILIZATION

    The config is simple and intuitive.pas need a manual when it is accustomed to this kind of product.
    the unit is heavy, it feels right now the stuff serieux.grosse internal power supply.

    SOUND QUALITY

    APRs have changed the original two lamps 2 mesa boogies (advice on earlier opinions), I connected a micro studio "studio projectb1" which is not a top model, and After a few SETTING THE gain, the sound is really great for singing.
    nice definition, good band passante.j trs' ve found deep bass.
    no breath recording on cubase or saturation if the gain dose well.
    I feel like I have another one I was using a presonus micro.avant blue tube, nothing voir.aucun same breath with a gain enorme.les lgrement lamps can color if you push the gain or even saturate lgrement.je have tried with electro acoustics and the fact dobro.ca really.
    with the dobro by pushing the gain of the lamp you get and sustain an its most pais.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for two days only.
    I first presonus blue tube which is cheaper but much worse.
    trs good value quality prix.je do not know the high range models.
    I do not have enough experience to have a trial global.mais in this price range I think it is hard to beat.
    This preamp seems to be polyvalent.scene or studio.
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  • Art MPA GoldPublié le 11/17/09 à 07:21
    This is an analog, tube based preamp.  
    There are a pair of 1/4" input/outputs and a pair of XLR input/outputs.
    The are no traditional effects.  I guess you can say that the Phase correction is an effect.  This comes in handy when setting up your mic correctly.
    Yes, it is rackable.  Thats what its designed for.


    UTILIZATION

    This is all analog with all the parameters that you can edit on the face, so yeah, its very easy tweaking the sound.
    The setup/configuration is fairly simple.  I had not had much experience with tube preamps before, but the manual is actually quite helpful in guiding you.  After I read it, I felt pretty confident on this guy and was able to get some really good......
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    This is an analog, tube based preamp.  
    There are a pair of 1/4" input/outputs and a pair of XLR input/outputs.
    The are no traditional effects.  I guess you can say that the Phase correction is an effect.  This comes in handy when setting up your mic correctly.
    Yes, it is rackable.  Thats what its designed for.


    UTILIZATION

    This is all analog with all the parameters that you can edit on the face, so yeah, its very easy tweaking the sound.
    The setup/configuration is fairly simple.  I had not had much experience with tube preamps before, but the manual is actually quite helpful in guiding you.  After I read it, I felt pretty confident on this guy and was able to get some really good sounds out of it.


    SOUND QUALITY

    Yes, it is transparent if thats what you are setting up to be.  It also colors the sound and warms it up a bunch if you set up to do so also.  The quality of the "Tube" sound (if thats what you are going for) is highly dependent on the quality of the tubes you put in it.  It comes with a pair of cheap chinese tubes (i forget what brand) originally.  I got online and bought a nice pair of Gold plated Tung sols and it made a world of difference.  Very warm sound now and much more transparent than the original tubes.


    OVERALL OPINION

    What I like most about this unit is the very good quality sound you can get out of it with the Right tubes.  Even with the right tubes, this thing didn't cost me more than $400.  Thats not bad for a quality preamp. 
    What I didn't like...?  Nothing really.  When I got mine in the mail, one of the VU meter's Lights wasn't working.  I called ART and they express mailed two new ones to me, free of charge and explained how to change it myself (they did say I could return it or have it serviced, but doing it myself was the quickest and easiest way).  All good stuff to me.
    I was shopping around for a Tube preamp for awhile on a budget, and this was by far the best I could find for the price. 
    The precision and quality of the sound is quite good for how much I spent on it.  I used a really nice Avalon preamp in a studio a few years back.  It was amazing, the sound was fantastic.  I would have definitely bought an Avalon if I could afford it, but they are $2000 minimum.  Other than that, I only read reviews to figure out which preamp to buy.  I am happy to say that the ART Mpa is a pretty solid machine and I wasn't disappointed at all.
    Yes, I would make the same choice being as it is that I can't afford an Avalon yet.
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