ART Digital MPA-II – Two Ch. Mic Pre w/ A/D Conversion
The all-new ARTDigital MPA-IIdelivers all of the same great features of theProMPAwith the added versatility of digital output. Like theProMPA-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. TheDigital MPA-IIcan be configured for dual mono or stereo operation with selectable mid/side mic support, summing the adjacent channel, to decode left/right signals.
The input section of theDigital MPA-IIoperates at either a low or high plate voltage applied to the two integrated hand-selected 12AX7 tubes for a wider variation of preamp tone and performance. Large back-lit analog 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″ analog outputs, theDigital MPA-IIfeatures 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 the 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-word clock jacks, allowing loop-through.
TheDigital MPA-IIcomes in a standard 2u space rack-mountable steel chassis, with CNC routed black anodized aluminum face panel.
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