ART Tube MP Mic Preamp
Gearank High Notes
The ART Tube MP was on our recommended list for Microphone Preamps when we published the first edition in February 2017 and it remained there until it was out-ranked in February 2018.
Then in April 2020 its ratings were high enough to go back on the list where it remained until being out-ranked by the Behringer MIC2200 V2 in September 2022.
When you think of tube based gear, you might automatically think they're more expensive variants. This isn't the case with the Art Tube MP. The Art Tube MP is a portable single channel mic preamp that features a 12AX7 vacuum tube along with a transformer-less design to give it a great balance of character and clarity.
It comes in a desktop form factor, making it ideal for producers on the go or those with a minimal or budget oriented setup.
Controls include a phantom power switch and phase reversal switch. It also has dedicated input and output gain knobs, allowing you to raise the input level to drive the tube.
- Channel: 1
- Mic Preamps: 1 Tube Preamp
- Tubes: 12AX7 Tube
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz
- Input Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
- Output Connectors: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
- Controls: 70dB Gain, 48V Phantom Power, Phase Reversal Switch, I/O Gain
- Dimensions: 2" x 5" x 5.5"
- Weight: 1.5 lbs.