This has been an amazing preamp for the short amount of time I've used it.
Purchased within the last 6 months.
Original box and leads included
Retail price $829 on box
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ART Pro Channel II - Channel Strip with Tube Microphone Preamp, Optical Compressor, and Semi-parametric Equalizer
The ART Pro Channel II offers fantastic value for money, with serious high end components and the myriad features you would expect from ART, all at an affordable price! Add that tube warmth to any microphone, smooth it out with the inbuilt optical compressor, and tweak it with the impressive 4-band parametric EQ. This combination of powerful processing features gives you complete control over your sound. As if that wasn't enough, add any outboard processor to the signal chain using not one, but TWO insert loops to get even more out of your sound. Get your ART Pro Channel II from Swamp today!
An excellent channel strip for all kinds of microphones
When ART designed the Pro Channel II, they built it with a wide range of applications in mind. That's why they gave it with a set of highly flexible inputs. The preamp lets you select the ideal impedance for your microphone, and a variable high-pass filter lets you roll off lows starting anywhere between 10Hz and 250Hz. A +20dB toggle lets you kick up the gain (perfect for ribbon mics), and you can even spice up the Pro Channel II's tone by upping the tube voltage.
Perfect for processing guitar and bass
ART's Pro Channel II is also great for instruments. Plug your guitar or bass into its high-impedance input, and it instantly bypasses the mic pre. That gives you full access to Pro Channel's compressor and EQ sections without coloring your sound.
Powerful compressor section lets you take control of your dynamics
The compressor in ART's Pro Channel II is modeled after the classic optical compressors of the '60s and '70s. On its more gentle settings, it lets you ease off changes in volume - perfect for smoothing out vocals and evening out the levels of your stems. You can turn up the ratio for limiting, and individual attack and release controls also make the Pro Channel II's compressor great for shaping the transients of bass lines, kick drums, and much more.
Flexible semi-parametric equalizer lets you tweak your sound
If you're looking for console-style control over your sound, then you're going to love the Pro Channel II's equalizer section. ART gave this channel strip a highly flexible semi-parametric EQ, complete with selectable low and high shelving bands and a pair of adjustable mid-frequency bands. This let you use the Pro Channel II to get great sound even out of the most demanding sources.
This highly versatile channel strip lets you get excellent sound out of a wide range of sources
One of the most affordable complete channel strips available
Tube microphone preamplifier gives you transparent sound with the perfect touch of warmth
Variable impedance input lets you get the most out of any microphone
hi-Z instrument input bypasses the mic pre, letting you process guitar and bass directly, without extra coloration
Onboard opto compressor provides ultra-smooth dynamics processing
A full set of compression controls lets you shape transients and take hold of your dynamics
Preamp Type: Tube
Number of Channels: 1
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 100kHz
Phantom Power: Yes
Analog Inputs: 1 x XLR (Mic), 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)
Analog Outputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" TS
Digital Inputs: No Digital Inputs
Digital Outputs: No Digital Outputs
Other I/O: 2 x Insert In and Out via 1/4" jacks
Computer Connectivity: No Computer Connectivity
Rackmount Spaces: 2U
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