Phenomenal performance at a petite price.
Like it's predecessor, the DPS, our newly improved V3 feature provides optimized reference points to begin the recording process for guitars, bass guitars, synths, acoustic instruments, percussion, vocals and more. Unique to its' class, the TPS II provides level monitoring with two analog meters as well as two newly added input monitoring LED meters. High-Z instruments or balanced microphone signals are input through front and rear panel jacks. This newly enhanced TPS II can accept +20 dB peaks while maintaining over 120 dB dynamic range, quiet performance and incredibly low distortion.
ART's legendary tube stage maintains our classic "warm sound" and adds additional tube voicing specifically tailored to vocal, guitar, bass, and acoustic instruments making the TPS II an incredible DI box. Our OPL(TM) (Output Protection Limiting) feature is also included to control overshoots and normalize levels before clipping occurs.
The TPS II was conceived, designed and manufactured to the highest standards to provide years of quiet, reliable performance. Audition one, and you too will know why the TPS II is indeed the most cost effective professional mic preamp system you'll find on the market today.
Variable Input Impedance
Newly enhanced V3 Variable Valve Voicing
LED input meter
Analog output meter
Enhanced ART Tube Technology
Automatically switches between instrument and mic preamp
Wide frequency response (5hz-50kHz)
Enhanced OPL Output Protection Limiter
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Comments about ART TPS II 2-Channel Variable Impedance Tube Preamp:
I bought this mainly as it has a variable impedance control for use with my ribbon microphones, but it ended up being a great help for my last recording session. In this case I used it as a preamp for electric bass and acoustic guitar with onboard preamp - For the bass, it was nice to have one knob to turn that gave me over a dozen different tonal variations so I could change the amount of bass, "girth", and presence to suit the track as opposed to a lot of screwing around with the mixing board's eq. What counts is, it was fast and it worked! For the Acoustic Guitar end, it was mic'ed at my insistence but also plugged in... You know how those piezos thru a cheap onboard pre sound, this ART unit helped get a nice recordable tone and helped tame the high end razz that usually accompanies DI'ing an acoustic - and again having one knob to twist and see if there was an alternative to the neutral setting was quick and easy. I usually work with bands on a budget so it's good to have quick and useable (not necessarily 'perfect') results. I hope to get a hold of a tung-sol tube or two to replace the stock one, as I have read very good things about this modification - which of course voids the warranty - anything to get better results. All in all, a decent value for the money.
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