Art Pro Audio

Art Pro Audio

Very clean setup with no transformers in the signal path. This is my usual approach when I know I’m going to reamp something later and don’t want to stack up a bunch of color before I reamp. The ART MX821S is a versatile rack mount mixer combining eight independent input channels into a stereo line-level output. Each input channel accepts a balanced XLR microphone input or unbalanced 1/4-inch TS line-level signal and provides independent level and pan controls. Magnetic cartridges provide a faint signal that must be amplified to match the rest of the amplification, which is also done during playback.

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Everything is tested by our dedicated team of in-house reviewers in our custom-built test rooms in London and Bath. Our coveted five-star rating and Awards are recognised all over the world as the ultimate seal of approval, so you can buy with absolute confidence. It has a generally laidback nature, but it’s far from half-hearted, keeping rhythms in check while serving them with musical understanding that keeps from sounding overly processed.

  • It has a generally laidback nature, but it’s far from half-hearted, keeping rhythms in check while serving them with musical understanding that keeps from sounding overly processed.
  • Not that there is really any room for a 1u unit that boasts 8 XLR combo jacks, 8 output phone jacks, ADAT I/O and power on the back, but something that I consistently would find useful if I wanted to slap on a compressor or EQ.
  • And after you use it, we’re sure you’ll be part of that fan base too.
  • That isn’t what it was designed for so it isn’t a good purchase to consider if you need a unit that can excel in these areas.
  • A balanced output jack would have made more sense for connection to typical home-studio equipment.

For some reason they got rid of that in the later models. Everything is complete, just a few scratches on the top. Works fine, but like most ”vintage” electronics it’s sold ”as-is” FREE SHIPPING.

The 1200 ohm setting on the Pre73 is still pretty low in the big picture as is the 1k of the TransX so I can see people choosing those settings for lots of sources and mics. When I needed my first set of 16 preamps, I had to decide between Art and Grace. The Art ​HeadAmp4​ offers 1/8″ as well as 1/4″ inputs and outputs as well as lower noise, lower distortion and more output in a new custom extruded stackable metal case.

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There is no analog monitor output for the ’from computer’ signal other than the headphone port. It has digital I/O as well as optical and coaxial inputs. Connect the AC adapter to the DJPRE II’s Power Input and plug the other end into an AC power outlet. Whether you’re using it with a home radio, check to see if your receiver or other component has a ”switched” output, which will turn the device on and off with the rest of your system. For a cheap $149, buy one-off beats by top producers to use in your songs.

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I then sent outputs 1 and 2 of the X-Amp into a pair of cheapo Hosa Sidekick passive DIs which I’ve tested as being shockingly flat for something that’s so unbelievably dirt cheap. The DIs then went into channels 1 and 2 of the TransX. The TransX was set with the impedance at 1khz , the gain 5 steps up which puts it at around noon on the pot, the output trim set at noon, and the high pass all the way counterclockwise which is 10hz per the front panel.

The Tube MP is the world’s most popular external tube microphone preamp. The hybrid design of the Tube MP allows it to add warmth and fatness to a signal while maintaining exceptionally low-noise and high quality. While its primary application is to be used with a microphone, the Tube MP is an exceptional direct box – impedance matching, amplifying and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it. ART PRO MPA II is two channel tube preamp with great options for shaping sound.

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To me this means that I get the low frequency ”roundness” and transient snap or sense of impact that transformers tend to give, as well as the ”smoothness” in the high frequencies. However none of it seems to come with a lack of detail, neither does the TransX add any ”darkness”, or too much ”thickness”. When you need to add 3 mics to a mixer, which only has one available channel, the ART ProMIX Microphone Mono Mixer is your solution.

Most of my tracking with it, so far, has been through Telefunken TF 39 mics. Really a good combo, and with the Warm Pultec you can’t lose. If you want a darker preamp sound, I’m thinking Chandler, this won’t likely be your preamp.

There is a shelving down below 3 kHz or so but rather small. There is channel imbalance though courtesy of that gain potentiometer. Low-cut filter is doing its job but causes a bit of boost before rolling off steeply.