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TPS II, Tube Pre-amp from Art.

6 user reviews
Prices starting at $189 Average price: $211

Art TPS II tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Art
  • Model: TPS II
  • Category: Tube Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 01/04/2005

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Art TPS II user reviews

Average Score:3.3( 3.3/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Libertopanik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good preamp Quality / Price"

I will not go on the characteristics of the Makeen more than it is already done by colleagues, so I'm just going to spread the use and the plus and minus of the beast.

So one lamp for 2 channels I am rather of access with the previous opinion it seems a little light to manage its qualitée several sources.

It is rather effective so when does one use on a single channel, so for an item Vocals, Guitar, Drums etc. 1 item ...

V3 gadget seems to me, because it brings nothing transcendent sound, personally I want a warm, not Equalisation.


Obvious to everyone, it is easier to use, nothing to say on branch, turn the gain and output and Olé ...

I think I spent more than a temp get my cable's market find how it ^ ^


I think qualitée sound is the most important point for us all.
T When you buy a preamp, the ART IPTi is for me concordence with qualitée based on its price. There is no miracle, but let's be frank and lucid 2 sec is the gear you buy a € 200 it will serve you to make your models in your home studio, so amateur quality between "" because if you are Professional, with the mega studio and you will use it to make a decision with his STING I understand that preamp or even selected to be part of the pack stuff.

Result the sound is more than adequate for 200 €. It is clean, neutral (OPL and V3) in neutral and especially we have quality lamp (if you change the original lamp) Made in China, good for JJ singing or an instrument for EHX (that's my personal taste) after everything is relative. But at the cost of a lamp made tests and choose the one that suits you best.

Balance I put 9 because the quality is not perfect but for 200 € it does.


In the end, I'm pretty satisfied with the ART TPS II because it is intermediate between the small gear is 90 € which is a good gadget and preamp that cost the skin of the buttocks.

+ Easy to use
+ Is all part of a food fantom preamp, invert phase, the lamp ect ... for a good price
+ Simple lamp change (accessible very easily)

- Connectivity cheap is not neutric
- Bcp gadget, the V3 and small loupiote that light up the lamp????

My review: occasse bought € 100 + lamp quality has changed ben € 17 I like it.

GaarnGhost's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)







Analog, lamp, presets, two channels.
The connection is universal (or XLR jack, your choice).
The sound is transparent, easy rglages.
The presets are prvus for a variety of sources: guitar, bass, microphone, keyboard ...
This is the place in between IDAL prampli the PC sound card.
I use it for 18 months to get guitar, bass and mic directly into the computer.
ART is the quality appointments. The report qualitprix is ​​excellent.
I am delighted.

Bruxo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Two-channel tube preamp.

48 V
Output limiter (that's good)
Presets suitable for several types of instruments or voice (in fact, rule that the spectrum or the lamp will act as)
and a little more definitely increasing its flexibility, it has an impedance, which means that you send to your microphone exactly the load it needs (from 150ohm to 3KoHm), no more no less. No gadget at all!
It can also be used as DI (stereo and more)


Manuel clear (English)
hyper editing easy (it's just a preamp ...)


Great sound quality for a tube preamp in that price.
The sound has the body supplied by the lamp, are silky treble, bass have the body, a little too much midrange (but really just a little ..) for voice I did not even need equalizer in the making and not after. It has a small stain but completely pleasant, very pretty. That said, if you do not want color, you set it to "Neutral" and you use only the part transistor, transparente.C is the own!
It is very very quiet this amp, even when using the lamp. You really turn up the gain very high to begin hearing the blast, which is normal even in Avalon!


I think I like it. Especially the sound, robust construction for stage or studio.
Of course, if I compare it to the Joemeek TwinQ which is great (the TwinQ has a compressor and an equalizer and more ...) the TPSII has fewer options, but they have the same price either ...
The value for money is excellent, less than a BlueTube and much more flexible. The sound of art is better than the BlueTube.
I think that choice again, if I do not always win the lottery ... The day I would win by against, it's on I'll make a visit to the factory Manley ... ;-)

Well ... Here's a little update: Everything is fine, but ... trying to connect two different sources, a kind of microphone to channel 1 and an electroacoustic guitar on channel 2: While you have the presets of the lamp (the famous V3) setting them differently for each channel and ... why it does not sound so when there is only one source connected? the answer is simple: is there a single lamp inside the unit! model and must do something and its opposite when asked to address two concerns at once! The ART disappoints me ... we were on the verge of something very good, and voila, the penny wise and pound foolish to market demands ... So I see my note: a lamp for two channels, so I also halved, my score was 10 and now 5. I really need to win the lottery ... ahhhh Manley, Manley, what do you make me fantasize!

ps: the sites of retailers, they announced two lamps for this unit. They should read the specifications for real technical stuff they sell ...

soopalonyon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Analog tube preamp.
No effects processor.
Level connections, there is everything necessary (jack, XLR, I bought it to use a condenser microphone).
1U model.


Extremely simple (which is also its limit) we stroll presets presets (there are fifteen, the changes are not always obvious ...).
The manual is basic but perfectly adequate for this type of machine.


It can happen to vary slightly depending on the preset chosen stamp. But I think this preamp works primarily on the signal strength. All sources can be boosted significantly. The lamp in my opinion, does little in terms of color noise (maybe he should replace it to feel a difference). Trivia: I have connected an old Ibanez low end I itches for 15 years, stunning! I found the pure, warm, quick, magnified.


This is my first amp, I bought a year ago. I think he does a good job. It hosts obviously very well my condenser microphone. In addition, it brings my intruments (guitar and bass) to a remarkable level while respecting their timbre.
For the price, it's really a beautiful machine.

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