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  • dudu74dudu74

    Art Tube MPPublished on 02/24/09 at 13:54
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    DI lamp with power supply 48V

    UTILIZATION

    -Convenient, Cheap.

    SOUND QUALITY

    -Respect the sound of instruments, can add a little gain but not browned.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years in ID lamp on acoustic guitar / bass see a micro.Surtout to have a phantom power on a guitar amp.
    Simple, the gain can grate easily, gives the heat on low (just the guitar), provides a phantom power anywhere.
    I bought two, one a grid like the other two months still going strong.
    When it is possible the ground is the tendency knobs turned easily (in addition to his full concert, I have understood a long time).
    -I bought for the price and on the advice of a friend.
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    DI lamp with power supply 48V

    UTILIZATION

    -Convenient, Cheap.

    SOUND QUALITY

    -Respect the sound of instruments, can add a little gain but not browned.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years in ID lamp on acoustic guitar / bass see a micro.Surtout to have a phantom power on a guitar amp.
    Simple, the gain can grate easily, gives the heat on low (just the guitar), provides a phantom power anywhere.
    I bought two, one a grid like the other two months still going strong.
    When it is possible the ground is the tendency knobs turned easily (in addition to his full concert, I have understood a long time).
    -I bought for the price and on the advice of a friend.
    -What about a product that price.
    -I would do this choice for an ID but it's not a real pramp.
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  • Anonymous

    Art Tube MPPublished on 03/07/09 at 06:00
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    - Ah, good old lamp: that's good!
    - 2 XLR & jack
    - 2 outputs (ditto)

    Metal casing, solid, light inaccessible.

    UTILIZATION

    Config extremely simple, a boost, phase switch, input levels and output.
    English manual

    SOUND QUALITY

    I bought it because the sound of my bass amp is a little cold, it brings the heat required by using the edge of distortion.

    The lamp is supplied m **** Chinese replaced by Sovtek.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used as a foot between my amp and my bass (no other effects). That's cool, it warms and it can be used for anything else, eventually.

    No breath using jacks, somewhat improved with the Sovtek.

    Value for money simply unbeatable: 3…
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    - Ah, good old lamp: that's good!
    - 2 XLR & jack
    - 2 outputs (ditto)

    Metal casing, solid, light inaccessible.

    UTILIZATION

    Config extremely simple, a boost, phase switch, input levels and output.
    English manual

    SOUND QUALITY

    I bought it because the sound of my bass amp is a little cold, it brings the heat required by using the edge of distortion.

    The lamp is supplied m **** Chinese replaced by Sovtek.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used as a foot between my amp and my bass (no other effects). That's cool, it warms and it can be used for anything else, eventually.

    No breath using jacks, somewhat improved with the Sovtek.

    Value for money simply unbeatable: 39 € chez Thomann, it's worth it, really, comes with a power supply 1000mA

    Edit from 01/10/08: It's already dead ... I will not repeat that choice, for sure ...
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  • bullooibullooi

    Art Tube MPPublished on 09/11/11 at 14:52
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Everything has been said.
    It is used without a manual

    UTILIZATION

    By connecting a microphone Audio Technica AT831 (Gypsy guitar)
    On a Fender amp.
    Attention to the effect "boost" the volume that can burst the ear ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    True ... it's a pre-amp

    OVERALL OPINION

    2 years, I took advantage of the machine. Value for Money very good.
  • Anonymous

    Know what you're getting into

    Art Tube MPPublished on 06/29/11 at 02:29
    Ahhh Art. Offering VERY inexpensive gear to anyone in a pinch or anyone looking to get started. Well, when someone asks for a cheap preamp at a music store, the Art Tube MP is usually what the salesman directs one toward. It is a very inexpensive single-channel tube preamplifier for those looking to give their sound just a bit of that notorious tube warmth directly in the signal chain.

    The Tube MP is actually quite generous, giving you 1/4" and XLR connections for inputs AND outputs (not something you see often in budget gear). It has all of the obvious things that people don't seem to notice until they need them: phantom power, phase reverse and a strange button offering 20db of gain, w…
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    Ahhh Art. Offering VERY inexpensive gear to anyone in a pinch or anyone looking to get started. Well, when someone asks for a cheap preamp at a music store, the Art Tube MP is usually what the salesman directs one toward. It is a very inexpensive single-channel tube preamplifier for those looking to give their sound just a bit of that notorious tube warmth directly in the signal chain.

    The Tube MP is actually quite generous, giving you 1/4" and XLR connections for inputs AND outputs (not something you see often in budget gear). It has all of the obvious things that people don't seem to notice until they need them: phantom power, phase reverse and a strange button offering 20db of gain, which is just a convoluted way to add a 20db pad into the machine.

    UTILIZATION

    There's nothing particularly special about the Art Tube MP except for the fact that it allows you to adjust BOTH input and output. Once again, I must also mention the XLR outputs, which quite frankly, mean a bit more than most people realize.

    SOUND QUALITY

    This is of course where the opinion on the Tube MP splits. Yes, the Art Tube MP WILL impart a certain tube fullness to the signal chain. No, it will not do it terribly efficiently. The Tube MP suffers from an unfortunate but understandable "budget grit." I won't attempt to describe it; the Tube MP's low price and resultant popularity ensures sound samples galore for anyone to look up.

    I won't say that it's bad though. If used in a busy mix, the Tube MP is a very cheap way to get a good fat sound in the chain, but I would personally never use it against a solid-state preamp like my trusty M-Audio DMP3 on a quieter recording.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The Tube MP is probably where people initially go when they want a dedicated preamp for the first time. It definitely manages its market well. clearly differentiating itself from the vanilla and sterile preamps that tend to come in most beginner interfaces that most people start off on.

    For not a lot of money, and a clear idea of its limitations and what you want out of it, the Art Tube MP is a pretty darn steal. But make sure your purchase is educated, because very few people in the world who deal with this don't have a terrifyingly polar opinion about this brilliant little box.
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  • TruitonTruiton

    Art Tube MPPublished on 01/01/10 at 00:42
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Pre-tube amp versatile enough for use: home studio (to give more punch and brilliance to the input signal), but can also be used in live to "warm" and especially compress the sound of a bass instrument type ( above) or guitar (bof) before attacking an amp or console (use as DI).

    2 inputs: XLR and TRS
    2 Outputs: jack and XLR

    For the edge (input of a microphone), it is better to use XLR.

    CAUTION: TRANSFORMERS in AC: I made the mistake of using the transformer power supply as another pedal (which is in DC and with a lower amperage) and many transformer shot: watch for it not very easy to find an AC transformer with this amp (1 A), the more it costs the price of the bike ...
    The la…
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    Pre-tube amp versatile enough for use: home studio (to give more punch and brilliance to the input signal), but can also be used in live to "warm" and especially compress the sound of a bass instrument type ( above) or guitar (bof) before attacking an amp or console (use as DI).

    2 inputs: XLR and TRS
    2 Outputs: jack and XLR

    For the edge (input of a microphone), it is better to use XLR.

    CAUTION: TRANSFORMERS in AC: I made the mistake of using the transformer power supply as another pedal (which is in DC and with a lower amperage) and many transformer shot: watch for it not very easy to find an AC transformer with this amp (1 A), the more it costs the price of the bike ...
    The lamp is a lamp provided Chinese: I immediately changed to a DD 83S lamp, which I recommend for all round use (ntmt votes) more roundness.

    MAJOR FAULT: no ON / OFF switch, so I put 7

    UTILIZATION

    Confuguration could not be more simple, manual ok ik you speak English

    SOUND QUALITY

    Then there beware: do not expect a miracle, the difference is very slight, which for me is a guarantee of quality, as this device complies with the color of his that deals, in other words, if you play on a low Harley Benton 6 string connected to a trace elliot, do not expect to have the precision of his 60s.
    I tried it on a rickenbacker 4001 before attacking the Little Mark II Markbass me and that brings a little more roundness and compression, but the sound is very very close.
    idem in home studio: it does not transform voice, unfortunately ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    the value is very good: I recommend this product to all those who have never finished buying the stuff and are always looking to improve their sound: in other words if you like the sound of your instrument and that you play back without asking questions, he will not do you anything.
    for home studio, why not but I think the quality of a model depends to 99.99% from other factors: quality of components, talented performer, used instruments and microphones, mixing ... and that in any event a model will never be worth recording in a real studio.

    with experience, I would do anyway because that choice is good stuff ... the
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  • jeanseb85jeanseb85

    Art Tube MPPublished on 01/01/10 at 05:37
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    What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)



    A tube


    Is this a rack or rack-mount model?



    Stacking may not rack


    What are the effects, types of effects available?



    No particular effect
    But we find among others a phase inverter and a switch that improves OPL indescribable.


    What is the connection?



    Asymmetrical input TRS balanced input 6.35 and XLR
    Same for outputs
    DC9V

    Brief .... everything I needed

    UTILIZATION

    <ul class="ul">

    The general configuration is simple?

    </ul>

    Yes you press or release the switches depending on what you want, turn the knobs for varying degrees of fishery inputs and outputs

    <ul>

    The manual is clear and suff…
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    What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)



    A tube


    Is this a rack or rack-mount model?



    Stacking may not rack


    What are the effects, types of effects available?



    No particular effect
    But we find among others a phase inverter and a switch that improves OPL indescribable.


    What is the connection?



    Asymmetrical input TRS balanced input 6.35 and XLR
    Same for outputs
    DC9V

    Brief .... everything I needed

    UTILIZATION

    <ul class="ul">

    The general configuration is simple?

    </ul>

    Yes you press or release the switches depending on what you want, turn the knobs for varying degrees of fishery inputs and outputs

    <ul>

    The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

    </ul>

    In English and certainly not more than enough
    <ul>

    Editing sounds and effects is easy?

    </ul>

    No editing on computer. We must make good choices on the device and then we see if the plug is good or not

    SOUND QUALITY

    <ul class="ul">

    The sound of your instruments or microphones is correctly reproduced? The preamp makes it clear or does it stain?

    </ul>

    He is responsible for sending the poom my cajon (via PG52) to my M-Audio Quattro and until then no problem. Saying that there is heat or other device I do not know, but it sure as with any tube preamp I sound pêchuUne Another thing is certain, my face condenser microphone powered by 48V are more polluted sector as a hum with the Phonic mixer.

    OVERALL OPINION

    <ul class="ul">

    For how long have you been using it?

    </ul>

    Purchase Date: October 2, 2009 after selling my mixer Phonic

    <ul>

    Did you try many other models before getting this one?

    </ul>

    I already have a Presonus TubePre I have always, and which I wanted to give a twin, but in store there was this little TUBE MP and yet it was the last.

    <ul>

    What thing do you like most/least about it?

    </ul>

    + No bulky, he soon found his rightful place.
    - As for the Presonus, connections have been at the forefront .... because then if I unplug the XLR mic and replace it with the jack bass, it's not very convenient. Well I know that Duke has the hole in the back, but the tap? At the front right? More convenient to monitor the approach plan anyway: MDR:
    - An ON / OFF button is too complex so to save?

    <ul>

    What is your opinion about the value for the price?

    </ul>

    With the store where he comes he must never expect great prizes but I do not regret the investment.

    <ul>

    Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

    </ul>

    At ART? have to see if another product myself flashy .... but if I could assemble two TubePre side by side I would have much preferred.

    Only 9 / 10 for no ON / OFF and input / outputs on the back.
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  • Anonymous

    Art Tube MPPublished on 03/03/10 at 03:53
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Already described several times.

    UTILIZATION

    In a Pod XT preamp to warm distos among others, I am testing to see other stuff too.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Boosted with Tung Sol 12AX7 and dampers! Its much more punchy, more gain!

    Purchased http://passion-audio-tube.oxatis.com/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=297612
    Very nice.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Bought used 'back to new with price changes (lamp and switch for the power supply, purchased from Bricorama 4 euros) no competition!
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    Already described several times.

    UTILIZATION

    In a Pod XT preamp to warm distos among others, I am testing to see other stuff too.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Boosted with Tung Sol 12AX7 and dampers! Its much more punchy, more gain!

    Purchased http://passion-audio-tube.oxatis.com/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=297612
    Very nice.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Bought used 'back to new with price changes (lamp and switch for the power supply, purchased from Bricorama 4 euros) no competition!
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  • lapiculteurlapiculteur

    Art Tube MPPublished on 03/19/10 at 03:39
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    already described

    UTILIZATION

    config simple as possible

    SOUND QUALITY

    the sound is very well it fulfills its contract altogether. careful not to over-ride the gain and it has a clean sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    that's where it gets complicated. have you ever tried to open it to change the lamp? yes me and I should abstain. the sheets are very very fragile and the back they are coupées.pourtant I'm pretty careful but it is much too fragile. I tried to resolder but I did not come so that my preamp is damn. I totally loved the damage I 've also Berhinger I also disassembled to change the lamp and it's better fait.voila, so if you do not want to change the lamp is ve…
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    already described

    UTILIZATION

    config simple as possible

    SOUND QUALITY

    the sound is very well it fulfills its contract altogether. careful not to over-ride the gain and it has a clean sound.

    OVERALL OPINION

    that's where it gets complicated. have you ever tried to open it to change the lamp? yes me and I should abstain. the sheets are very very fragile and the back they are coupées.pourtant I'm pretty careful but it is much too fragile. I tried to resolder but I did not come so that my preamp is damn. I totally loved the damage I 've also Berhinger I also disassembled to change the lamp and it's better fait.voila, so if you do not want to change the lamp is very well it works My wife who does voiceover uses it for two years without any problems.
    if I buy another? well, to be honest I bought one on the right corner for 25 euros. I'm waiting ... except to buy new, the best price I found was 38 euros at Thomann.
    I also bought a presonus I expect. ... to see
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  • mtwalletmtwallet

    Art Tube MPPublished on 01/04/11 at 06:03
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    Already seen above.

    UTILIZATION

    Config quite simple without the manual.
    I use equipment connected to a bass plugged directly into a PA system.

    SOUND QUALITY

    For now, I do not really seen the impact of the lamp in comparison with the transistor preamp. Small

    OVERALL OPINION

    therefore practical, but fragile.
    No switch on / off unfortunate.
    Cheap of OCCAZ.
    Correct
  • moosersmoosers

    Art Tube MPPublished on 11/06/10 at 20:35
    The Art Tube MP is a simple, one channel tube based microphone preamp. Art offers up mostly affordable tube based gear that is aimed at home studio owners looking to warm up their sound a bit outside of the box. The mic pre has both 1/4" and XLR connections for both inputs and outputs and is powered up by a nine volt power supply. It's got built in phantom power, a phase reverse button, and a +20 db of gain, acting as a pad when not switched on. The tube inside of this is a 12AX7...

    UTILIZATION

    You really don't need to know anything in order to use the Art Tube MP. It's only got the basics you'd want with a mic pre and nothing more. It does however, give you independent input…
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    The Art Tube MP is a simple, one channel tube based microphone preamp. Art offers up mostly affordable tube based gear that is aimed at home studio owners looking to warm up their sound a bit outside of the box. The mic pre has both 1/4" and XLR connections for both inputs and outputs and is powered up by a nine volt power supply. It's got built in phantom power, a phase reverse button, and a +20 db of gain, acting as a pad when not switched on. The tube inside of this is a 12AX7...

    UTILIZATION

    You really don't need to know anything in order to use the Art Tube MP. It's only got the basics you'd want with a mic pre and nothing more. It does however, give you independent input and output leveling control, which isn't something you'll find on most mic preamps. Other than that it's really a standard and simple mic pre, so I've never had a need to look at it's manual.

    SOUND QUALITY

    If you're looking to warm up your sound a bit outside of your audio interface and DAW, the Art Tube MP is a super cheap way to do so. It's not going to give you a super clean sound at all, but it's a warmer option when compared to any audio interfaces' preamps. I wouldn't use the Tube MP in a professional studio, as it's not up to par, but in a home studio it's a perfect fit. It's so cheap that almost anyone can afford it, and for this reason it's an incredibly well selling product. It's not going to tear down any barriers in terms of it's sound, but when compared with what most people are using with their audio interface, it's a lot warmed and fuller sounding.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The Art Tube MP is the best way to get a tube microphone preamp for less than $100 US dollars. It's the perfect supplement to your audio interfaces' preamps, which most of the time can sound dull and lifeless. If you want to put together a home studio spending as little money as possible, but still want at least a tube based mic pre for warmer sounds, the Art Tube MP is the ticket you're looking for...
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