ART Pro MPA-II Two Channel Mic Preamp

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Gearank Recommendation

The ART Pro MPA-III appeared on our recommended list for Microphone Preamps in our first edition back in February 2017 where it remained until April 2020 when it was out-ranked by other preamps.


The ART Pro MPA-II is a 2-channel tube-driven microphone preamplifier, designed to reproduce the natural warmth of old preamps.

It utilizes 12AX7 tubes to get the job done, with a wider than usual frequency response and enough gain for working with ribbon mics.

It is housed in a rackmount form factor with an old school looking interface complete with backlit analog VU output meters.

For the price, this unit is armed with a 60dB gain knob, input impedance control and lowcut filters, all of which allow for a good level of control over the resulting sound.

Finally, it supports dual-mono and stereo operation, so it can tackle stereo tracks and recordings with ease.


  • Channels: 2
  • Mic Preamps: 2 Tube Preamps (12AX7 Tubes)
  • Frequency Response: 15Hz – 48kHz
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4″ (Hi-Z)
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4″
  • Controls: 60dB Gain, Phantom Power, Impedance, Output, Low-cut Filter, Phase
  • Dimensions: 3.5″ x 8.75″ x 19″
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs.
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