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PROCHANNELII

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The ART Pro Channel II uses second-generation discrete Class-A microphone preamp to provide clean quiet gain while maintaining incredible transparency. A powerful dynamics processor subtly controls transients and noise of the most demanding sources.

The ART Pro Channel II 's semi-parametric EQ offers wide tune-ability and can be patched before OR after the dynamics processor. Separate rear-mounted insert points allow patching in external signal processing gear immediately after the Mic preamp and before the EQ and dynamics processor. Both analog and LED meters provide a detailed indication of audio levels.

Features:
Fully Featured discrete class "A" Tube Microphone Preamplifier
1/4" High Z input on the front panel
Selectable plate Voltage
Smooth musical sounding Optical Compressor
Separate Attack and Release controls
Auto/Manual Attack/Release switch
Parametric EQ
Large VU and LED meters
Multi section clip monitor LED
Selectable Source switches for VU signal monitoring of any section of the unit
Two insert loops
+4/-10 dB switch for optimal signal output levels
Toroidal power transformer for low noise

Specifications:
Input Impedance
- Mic: 150 to 3.4K Ohms, variable
- Instrument: 2.5M Ohms
- Preamp Insert: .5K Ohms

Output Impedance
- Balanced Output: 600 Ohms balanced
- Unbalanced Output: 300 Ohms
- Insert Outputs: 300 Ohms

Frequency Response
- Analog In to Analog Out: 12Hz to 100KHz +0, -1dB
- THD @ 1 KHz: <0.15% typical
- THD @ to to 20 KHz: <0.033% typical

Equivalent Input Noise
- Mic/Line: -128dBu, Input shortened, Max gain, "A" weighted
- Instrument: -109 dBu, Input shortened, Max gain, "A" weighted

Maximum Input Level
- Mic: +18dBu balanced
- Instrument: +15 dBu

Maximum Gain
- Mic: 70dB (XLR to balanced output)
- Instrument: 64 dB (1/4" to balanced output

Maximum Output Level
- Balanced: +24 dBu
- Unbalanced: +20 dBu
- Output Level At Meter 0 VU: +4 dBu/-10dBV

Preamp
- Microphone Gain: 0 dB to +56 dB
- Instrument Gain: +3 dB to +50 dB
- Low Cut Filter: 0 - 250 Hz, 1-pole, 6 dB/Octave

EQ
- Boost/Cut: +/- 12 dB on each band
- Low Freq. Tuning: 40 / 120 Hz Selectable
- MID 1 Freq. Tuning: 20 Hz to 2 KHz continuously variable
- MID 2 Freq. Tuning: 200 Hz to 20 KHz continuously variable
- High Freq. Tuning: 6 KHz / 18 KHz Selectable

Compressor / Limiter
- Attack Time: 250 uSec. to 100 mSec.
- Release Time: 00 mSec to 3 Sec.
- Compression Ratio: 2:1 to 30:1

- Dimensions (H x W x D - in): 3.5 x 19.0 x 9.2
- Dimensions (cm): 8.9 x 48.3 x 23.3
- Weight (lbs/kg): 11/5
- Power Requirements: USA - 105 to 125 VAC/ 60 Hz
- Export units configured for country of destination

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Can't go wrong getting this mic for a home and project studio, it is solid build and is great for recording a singer who is not a loud singer. It took me about one hours to figure that this mic is for me, I ran it through my mixer, with and without eq and was impress at how much clear it was and the greatness it was capable of when comparing to my $400 AKG mic (hard to tell the difference). My voice has a lot of mid range which sound great through this mic. I find it handles high pitch voices and tones awesomely, the sounds that this mic generates when I hit a high note is amazing. This mic will be great also if you want to give your tracks a 90's vocal sound. Planning to use it for a while, I may switch mics to comfort the vibe that im trying to record wheather it be old school or new school vibe. I've never try this mic with instruments yet but I'm sure if a drummer doesn't beat the drums too hard this mic can do miracles.
Posted by Albert on Nov 10, 2019
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Pro Channel 21 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
When I plug my upright bass into most of my bass guitar amps, all kinds of problems come up. If I do manage to get a good sound, increase in volume changes the tone adversely. This unit works for me. It allows me to control how much goes in, roll off sub sonics, control how much goes out, compression is good, EQ super, and controls output with options to meter as you set up. Bonus, it is quiet as a rock. Now I can stand next to a pile of speakers and not need sponges placed under my tail piece.
Posted by Brittain Johnson on Apr 9, 2019
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