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The new ART ProMPA II is the next generation in affordable high performance microphone preamp technology. Each microphone input circuit, with selectable 48v phantom power, features variable input impedance which can radically vary the overall performance of any high quality dynamic or ribbon microphone. The ProMPA II can be configured for dual mono or stereo operation with selectable mid/side mic support, summing the adjacent channel, to decode left/right signals.

The ProMPA II can operate at either a low or high plate voltage on the two integrated hand-selected 12AX7 tubes for wider variation of preamp tone and performance. Large back-lit analog VU output meters display output levels while multi-colored LED arrays show tube gain.

Housed in a standard 2u space rack-mountable steel chassis, with CNC routed black anodized aluminum face panel, the ProMPA II is designed to deliver years of reliable operation in the studio, production facility, or on the road for live sound reinforcement.

Key Features

  • Variable Input Impedance For Flexible Microphone Voicing (150 ohms To 2400 ohms)
  • Selectable Plate Voltage
  • Large VU Meters
  • Backlit Function Switches
  • Discrete Class-A Input Microphone Preamplifier
  • Low Noise at Lower Gain Settings
  • Extremely Low Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Additional Front Mounted Instrument Input Jack
  • Operates at +4dbm/-10dbv Output
  • Selectable Stereo/Dual Operation of Output Controls
  • Automatic Instrument Input Selection


ART trying to make... not crap? (TransX Mic Pre)

...list of preamps built into prosumer interfaces (which it seems is what the vast majority of people use)... I had an mpa ii re-tubed with jj's that sounded very close to my la610s I get that it's "cool" to be a gear snob and all, but, apparently it's also hip in some circles for men to...

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art pro mpa ii = worth buying?

...is a transformer based preamp with either descrete transistors or tubes which generally means $500 - $5000 per channel. The MPA II manages to get a sound that's closer to these expensive types of micpreamps in spite of not having the transformers or descrete transistors and for under $200 per channel that's fairly cool. I...

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What's your standard drums recording setup? (Hardware)

Nice! I assume you do all EQ/comp/reverb in-the-box? So many mics! do you have enough input channels on your interface or do you use submixers?

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