The all new ART Digital MPA-II delivers all of the same great features of the ProMPA with the added versatility of digital output. Like the ProMPA-II, each input circuit has 48v phantom power and features variable input impedance which can radically vary the overall performance of any high quality dynamic or ribbon microphone. The Digital MPA-II can be configured for dual mono or stereo operation with selectable mid/side mic support, summing the adjacent channel, to decode left/right signals.
The input section of the Digital MPA-II operates at either a low or high plate voltage applied to the two integrated hand-selected 12AX7 tubes for wider variation of preamp tone and performance. Large back-lit analog VU output meters display output levels while multi-colored LED arrays, with average or peak hold, show tube gain and digital output levels.
In addition to XLR and 1/4″ analog outputs, the Digital MPA-II features a high quality A to D converter which offers digital connectivity on S/PDIF, ADAT, or AES/EBU outputs. A rotary control on the front panel allows selection of format and sample rates from 44.1 to 192 KHz and 16 bit dithering. There is also a push button for, and two wordclock jacks, allowing loop-through.
The Digital MPA-II comes in a standard 2u space rack-mountable steel chassis, with CNC routed black anodized aluminum face panel.
I've had really good luck with my SM7B and an ART Digital MPA II, although I had to spend a little extra and get a Triton Audio FetHead (an extra $99 US) to pair up with it to get ample amounts of gain for regular voiceover work. Fabulous combo with wonderful results. You could go...
I scored a bunch of stuff lately. Focal Alpha 65's, Clarrett 8Pre USB, Clarret Octopre, and an Art Digital MPA II. Stoked.
...budget (I have some drum sessions coming that will need 9-10 channels). It seems like the ART Digital MPA or Digital MPA II are some of the best bang for buck, and I'm wondering if it's worth the extra $$ to buy the updated version, or if there's another option under $500 that I...
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