ART Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp  

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The all-in-one input solution for analog or digital recording.

The ART VoiceChannel is the answer to your recording and computer audio interface needs. Built to provide the ideal all-in-one input solution for analog or digital recording, the ART VoiceChannel is a true second-generation discrete Class-A microphone preamp capable of providing clean quiet gain while maintaining incredible transparency. An integrated fully variable powerful dynamics processor subtly controls transients and noise of the most demanding sources while the VoiceChannel's semi-parametric EQ offers wide tunability. For added versatility the EQ can be patched before or after the dynamics processor while separate insertion jacks allow you quick quiet in-line connectivity to external signal processing gear immediately after the mic pre-amp, before the EQ and dynamics processor in the signal path. Another insert patch point exists just before the A/D converters. Choose between a wide range of outputs including balanced analog output, 44.1 KHz to 192 KHz AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT and USB. Both analog and digital meters provide a detailed indication of audio levels.

FEATURES
Ideal input solution for any recording application
Tube microphone preamplifier with selectable plate voltage and variable Input impedance
Exceptional warmth and definition from proven ART tube preamp design
Smooth musical-sounding dynamics control including Compressor, Expander, De-Esser, Gate
Powerful parametric EQ selectable pre- or post-compressor in signal path
Flexible digital connectivity including ADAT Lite-pipe, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLink digital output
USB direct-connect to computer or laptop

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Voice Channel Tube Mic Preamp Specifications:

Preamp
Microphone Gain: 0 dB to +60 dB
Instrument Gain: +3 dB to +40 dB

EQ
Boost/Cut: +12 dB on each band
Low Freq. Tuning: 50/150 Hz Selectable
MID 1 Freq. Tuning: 100 Hz to 3kHz continuously variable
MID 2 Freq. Tuning: 500 Hz to 15kHz continuously variable
High Freq. Tuning: 5K/15kHz Selectable

Compressor/Limiter
Attack Time: 250 uSec. to 100 mSec
Release Time: 100 mSec to 3 Sec.
De-esser Tuning: .5 KHz to 15 KHz continuously variable
Compression Ratio: 1:1 to 20:1
Expander Slope: 1:1.5

Frequency Response
Analog In to Analog Out 12 Hz to 100kHz +0, -1 dB
Analog In to Digital Out. 12 Hz to 20kz +0, -1 dB @ 44.1kHz sample rate.
16 Hz to 42kHz +0, -1 dB @ 96kHz

THD
1kHz < .015% typical
20 to 20kHz < .033% typical

Equivalent Input Noise
Mic/Line -130 dBu, Input shorted, Max gain, "A" weighted
Instrument -105 dBu, Input shorted, Max gain, "A" weighted

Digital section
Wordclock Range 30kHz to 204kHz
Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176kHz, 192kHz

USB Minimum System Requirements USB 1.1 compliant, Windows 98SE or newer, Mac OS 9.1 or newer
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