You need to let the tubes warm a for some time to get the best results of it. It is very transparent, very clear and feature-wise it has all the basic controls you need in a preamp. I was searching for a true tube preamp that wasnt very expensive. I decided to buy this one, because it was not a false tube preamp. The ART PRO MPA II GOLD is an affordable high performance microphone preamp.


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  • After learning how to use the Pro-VLA II and a tube swap, I was impressed by the sound of the unit.
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The beauty of the tube preamp – one can improve/modify the tone by simply replacing the tubes. This is especially true for vocals, acoustic guitar and the bass guitar. This has been my go-to pre for every project (with a pair of JJ/Tesla 12AX-7 tubes) for the past three years.

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The unit is solid, well built and looks great. When I turn the knobs there is a feeling of quality. I took the cover off to install some Groove Tubes I noticed the attention to detail inside. Great seller with very good positive feedback and over 50 ratings. I think this unit will keep me happy for a long time.

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I have an MPA with a Telefunken in it and it sounds great. I have a feeling that many of the MPA’s detractors have never replaced the chinese tubes with good NOS ones. Since I use different tubes in each unit the sound is slightly different in each. I don’t know if you’ve compared them before, but would you say these 2 pre’s sound different when using the same settings? I’ve red wonderful reviews about the MPA GOLD, but not so many reviews of the MPA II, I need to decide for one. If you purchase a new MPA II, remember to burn-in the tubes, prior to recording.

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This means you can’t go back and fix it later—you would have to record a whole new take. Therefore, channel strips are typically ideal for seasoned engineers. If you’re a novice, we recommend getting comfortable with plugins first. Tube preamps offer colour, body, vibe, and oftentimes a vintage character reminiscent of older recordings. The degree in which you implement these characteristics can be precisely dialled-in to flavour. This can be great if you’re recording a vocalist with a thin voice, and would like to give it some foundation and warmth.

I’m about to change the tubes to 12AX7 for a more crispy sound. This one great tube pre amp with all the controls you custom tailor your own reveb setting that works with your room environment, warms up digital audio with a some awsome attack and sustain it just don’t get no better. CoolCat I agree…I do have an electronics repair shop within driving distance and as a last resort I’m going to that these units there. If not, pull the tubes and sell as parts on eBay.

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