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TPS
Tube Preamp System

The New ART TPS (Tube Preamp System) is a two-channel rack mountable microphone preamplifier that features V3™ (Variable Valve Voicing) functionality integrated into the preamplification sections. V3™ allows you to select between a multitude of preamp settings designed for guitars (electric and acoustic), keyboards, bass guitars, drums, vocals and more.

V3™ provides optimized reference points to begin the recording process. The V3™ presets were created and fine-tuned by some of the industry's top studio and live-sound engineers, along with our veteran engineering department. Experience is on your side with V3™.

How can V3™ help me make better recordings? V3™ can help in many ways. For example, say you are recording a spiky snare drum. You don't want the peaks to be too high going into the next link of your audio chain - and if you are recording to digital, you know how disasterous this can be. Digital distortion can ruin an otherwise awesome performance. ART has included OPL™ (ART's Output Protection Limiter) circuitry on some of the V3™ settings. To tame this spiky snare, select a V3™ setting for drums. Try one with a warm setting with OPL™. Twist the V3™ knob…done. V3™ helped by saving set-up time and by saving the need for an external limiter. Cool just became even cooler.

V3™ even features a multi setting, which is useful for a wide variety of applications - like overhead micing, broadcast and field recording. No matter if you are recording a radio broadcast in the field, a choir in a cathedral, or a way-too-loud Marshall stack in your studio… V3™ can handle it. With V3™, it is now quicker and easier than ever to make great recordings.

  • V3™ - Variable Valve Voicing - for any and every microphone, vocalist, instrument, DI and more
  • OPL™ - Output Protection Limiter - essential for many preamplification situations (computer recording, etc).
  • Wide Frequency Response - 5Hz to 150kHz
  • Combination XLR - 1/4" Front Panel Inputs - One for Each Channel
  • +20 dBu Maximum Input Level
  • +48 Volt Phantom Power
  • Phase Reverse Switch on Each Channel
  • VU Metering on Each Channel
  • Precise and Quick Repeatability
  • Perfect For Professional and Project Studios, Field Recording, Broadcasting, Multi Media Production and Install
Frequency Response 5Hz to 50kHz (+0 to -1dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion 12AX7A - Dual Triode (Hand Selected)
CMMR less than 75dB (typ. @ 1kHz)
Dynamic Range <100dB
Equivalent Input Noise -129dBu (A weighted, xlr to xlr)
Maximum Gain 80dB (xlr to xlr); 74dB (1/4" to xlr)
Maximum Input Level +19dBu (xlr); +22dBu (1/4")
Maximum Output Level +28dBu (xlr); +22dBu (1/4")
Phantom Power +48 volts
Power Requirements 110-125 VAC, 16W
Release Time <.01% (clean); 0.1% (warm)
Dimensions 6.5" d x 19" w x 1.75" h
Weight 5.5 lbs
This is beta software, use at your own risk!
TPS - Tube Preamp System