ART Digital MPA II Two Channel Microphone Pre-amplifier

ART Digital MPA II Two Channel Microphone Pre-amplifier

Product code: artdigitalmpa

The ART Digital MPA II is a two-channel mic preamp with A/D conversion.


  • ART Digital MPA II Two Channel Microphone Pre-amplifier

    The ART Digital MPA II is a two-channel mic preamp with A/D conversion.

    Main Features

    • 2-channel Tube Microphone Preamplifier
    • 48V Phantom Power
    • Selectable Input Impedance
    • 24-bit/192kHz A/D Converter
    • Analog and Digital Outputs
    • VU Metering
    • Word Clock I/O

    The all new ART Digital MPA-II delivers all of the same great features of the ProMPA with the added versatility of digital output. Like the ProMPA-II, each input circuit has 48v phantom power and features variable input impedance which can radically vary the overall performance of any high quality dynamic or ribbon microphone. The Digital MPA-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.

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    The input section of the Digital MPA-II operates at either a low or high plate voltage applied to the two integrated hand-selected 12AX7 tubes for wider variation of preamp tone and performance. Large back-lit analogue VU output meters display output levels while multi-colored LED arrays, with average or peak hold, show tube gain and digital output levels.

    In addition to XLR and 1/4-inch analogue outputs, the Digital MPA-II features a high quality A to D converter which offers digital connectivity on S/PDIF, ADAT, or AES/EBU outputs. A rotary control on the front panel allows selection of format and sample rates from 44.1 to 192 KHz and 16 bit dithering. There is also a push button for, and two wordclock jacks, allowing loop-through.

    The Digital MPA-II comes in a standard 2u space rack-mountable steel chassis, with CNC routed black anodized aluminum face panel.


    Additional features include:
    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
    Supports Mid/Side Miking Technique
    Operates at +4dbm/-10dbv Output
    Selectable Stereo/Dual Operation of Output Controls
    Automatic Instrument Input Selection
    24-204KHz External sample rate
    44.1K, 48K, 88.2K, 96K, 176.4K, 192K Internal sample rates
    24/16 bit switchable dithering
    Wide dynamic range A/D
    Rotary Encoder for quick selection of sample rate
    Separate analogue and digital output level controls
    Digital Level LED meters display both Average and Peak level
    ADAT optical I/O
    Sync to incoming ADAT data rate
    Switch selectable optical output (S/PDIF or ADAT)
    AES/EBU and S/PDIF outputs
    Two wordclock jacks allowing loop through


    Specifications:

    Analog Section:
    Frequency Response 15Hz to 48 kHz (+0, -1dB) @ normal plate voltage
    15Hz to 120 kHz (+0, -1dB) @ high plate voltage
    Dynamic range: >110dB ('A' weighted)
    CMRR: >90dB
    THD: <0.005% (typical)
    Equivalent Input Noise: -129dBu (XLR, 'A' weighted)
    Maximum Input Level: +19dBu (cannon)
    Maximum Instrument Input: +17dBu
    Input Impedance: 150-3000 Ohms adjustable (XLR)
    >800K Ohms (Instrument)
    Maximum Output Level: +27dBu (XLR)
    Output Impedance:: <47 Ohms (XLR)
    Maximum Gain: 75dB
    Meter Calibration: 0 VU = +4dBu output (+4dB mode)
    0 VU = -10dBV output (-10dB mode)
    High Pass Filter: single pole, 10-200 Hz adjustable


    Digital Section:
    A/D Frequency Response:
    @44.1KHz sample rate: 10Hz to 21.25KHz (+0, -1dB)
    @88.2KHz sample rate: 10Hz to 42.50KHz (+0, -1dB)
    @196KHz sample rate: 10Hz to 81KHz (+0, -1dB)
    A/D Dynamic Range: >112dB 'A' weighted (typical)
    A/D THD: <0.001% @1K (typical)
    A/D Input Sensitivity: +12dBu min
    A/D Insert Input Impedance: >10K Ohms
    Power Requirements: USA - 105 to 125 VAC / 60 Hz Export units configured for country of destination
    Dimensions: (HxWxD in) 3.50 x 19.0 x 8.75
    Dimensions: (HxWxD mm) 88 x 482x 222
    Weight: (lb/kg) 10.5 / 4.7

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  • Additional Information

    On demo in store No
    Brand Art
    Condition New

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