Art Tube PAC

Art Tube PAC

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Tube PAC, Tube Pre-amp from Art.

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Art Tube PAC tech. sheet

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

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Art Tube PAC user reviews

Average Score:3.5( 3.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
 1 user review25 %
 3 reviews75 %

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

Art Tube PAC
Trs nice little micro prampli! A report quality price trs good, and performance has nothing to envy large.


Archi simple to use


Lgre, lgre color, but by no means teachers, even flattering on a U87.
On a machine "handjob-ing of its audiophile" 30,000 bales (I will not brand not to be mchant), we would cry at pany. To believe that we should sell a lamp prampli trs expensive to make it look exceptional qualities. Believe me, everything is the blank. Since I've taken voice of the house, I get better rsultats that in many studios ... Thank you ART! ;-)


No problem. Only the lack of a low-cut is a bit micros with some teachers, but as I found an execellent micro lamps that can do it, no problem!

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

Art Tube PAC
Mono compressor mic preamp with 2 12AX7
inputs and outputs XLR and TRS.
gain, 20dB pad, 48V PSU, Inv PHASE
compression with mild or high-speed switch
button to bypass the compression


Simple configuration, accessible buttons (except alimantation at the back, not practical)
simple adjustments as well.
not really need the manual when you buy this type of product.


I used it with several microphones: AKG C2000B, C900, C451, Tbone SC1100 ...
the sound is always very pleasant, with a little breath, however (for decision-guitar) did it come from my camera??

After a good half hour of heating (It must be that) we get a big sound (a little fatty, not specific enough) on all types of sources with (almost) any microwave.


I use it since 2000. breath bothers me a bit, but this defect disappears upon sources that the most powerful acoustic GTR.
I bought the 300 euros I think, for recording instruments in my computer, I do not know much, for the time it was now seen prices so I would take a rather mindprint trio for 140 euros with usb or spdif.

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

Art Tube PAC
It is a transistor preamp together with a pair of lamps that are essentially "tamper with" the sound.
Nothing to do with a real prampli lamp, but it is a tool that can perform certain services as a compressor "low-fi"
input / output XLR and TRS, 48v power: it is fairly complete
A half-rack, "AC intgre: it is convenient
Trs trs robust: it can carry around live carefree
Tration maximum 60dB of gain, but in fact its not too 35dB noise so it's quite short in gain "clean" function adds 20 dB of noise normment


Simple, once you pig principle:
the concept of TubePac is to apply the compression of natural lighting to affect the dynamics of sound
In the levels of overdose, even in by-passing the compressor module, we obtain easily a signal that crtage s'avre practice to treat certain sources.
IDAL in, try to use it with all the little knobs prs noon ensuring the LEDs to light "warm"
avoid having to hire the function 20 dB (too noisy) and therefore prfrer attack with a signal strong enough


It is the weak point of TubePac: the sound that emerges is imprcis, soft, darkened ...
It's perfect if you do not fear PForm the original sound and if we look a the "CRC"
Use basic preamp, it is significantly worse than the circuit Onyx (compared to a standard preamp circuit)
It is not forcment worse than the mixer preamps trs low-cost, with the advantage of round sound
But the more we try to "round" and you lose articulation and DEFINITIONS

I tried to use it just like a compressor condenser microphone "correct" as an insert on Mackie Satellite interface: it does not sound much and DGRAD
Must therefore have good reasons (table mix really low-end microphone with large peaks in bp) for the registration will integrate its chain


In-home studio, is the kind of tool that is quite frustrating as it can use some rgler problem but at the cost of its dtrioration important. On a low-cost condenser mic like the SC1100 the TubePac will allow to erase the peaks and modulation to optimize the recording level. On this type of microphone, it will almost as much the case that pramp six times as much.
But the IDAL Obviously, it would be able to do without ...

In fact, I use it only on scne to tweak the sound of my folk who is too clean to the rhythm: it allows me to get a more 60's or carrment "low-fi" ...
To avoid having a sound too "dull", I begins with a comp that enhances the brightness of the folk ( , ProductID, 40709.html (,idproduit,40709.html ) )
The TubePac can render good service but there are solutions Obviously much more effective and infinitely more musical (and much more Chres). But as we have not the means to forcment metttre pramp or a comp of quality for each source, a compromise can be TubePac "honorable" ... waiting ...
Menestrel de malheur01/27/2009

Menestrel de malheur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Art Tube PAC
Lamps + transistor technology (hybrid)
half-rack model


Configuration very simple.


The sound from microphone or instrument is properly reproduit.De small stain until the big blow ...


Amp nice and easy to use, it is settled in my home studio at once
. Use: for singing like hardcore / death / brutal, sometimes for my electric bass palatino, for some of my modified instruments at the electronics (circuit bending) history to make it all dirty. (In this case in the insert on a mixer which are connected electronic machines)

I use it for everything and anything, but it is true that it is sometimes difficult to get rid of the "breath".

For example, I encountered problems with the instruments / mics and other low-end toy, but I was catching the sound by filtering the output.
Basically this is the dilemma "is a big sound but dirty or the sound of flat origin."
I sold mine now needed the money and because I had no longer need, but others surely will find their happiness.

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