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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 transparen...Read More

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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.

Affordable, clean sounding channel strip with preamp, compressor, and semi-parametric EQ.

  • Variable input impedance for flexible microphone voicing
  • Selectable plate voltage
  • Large VU meters
  • Backlit function switches
  • Discrete class-A input microphone preamplifier
  • Low-noise at lower gain settings
  • Extremely low total harmonic distortion (THD)
  • Wide frequency response
  • Additional front mounted instrument input jack
  • Supports mid/side miking technique
  • Operates at +4dbm/-10dbv output
  • Selectable stereo/dual operation of output controls

Record crisp and clear sounds, at an affordable price.


ProChannel II Channel Strip

  • 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 @ 1kHz: <0.15% typical
  • THD @ to to 20kHz: <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 (WxHxD): 19 x 3-1/2 x 9-3/16"
  • Weight: 11 lb
  • Power Requirements: USA - 105 to 125 VAC/ 60Hz
  • Export units configured for country of destination.

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Lots of control

By Mr Stev

from Salem, OR

About Me Novice

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      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about ART ProChannel II Channel Strip:

      I've created a good sized bag of songs and figure it's time to see if this stuff is marketable. I purchased the first Pro Channel II ( PCII ) and it made lots of noise in the speaker/ daw, so I returned it and got my money back. Bought a different preamp that was hyped up big and matched my daw... but it did not seem to have as many features as this PCII, nor did I feel it made the sound as good, even though it was totally quiet.
      So I bought another PCII... This one is quieter with just a touch of hiss if you turn it up too much... so I'd say the hiss/ noise was manageable.
      I am a single singer/ acoustic guitar just beginning my recording(s). I'd say the PCII preamp has made the guitar sound vastly better, making the sounds clearer/ the control of the volume more controlled going into the daw... I felt the guitar sound was muddy and without definition before I bought the preamp.
      To sum it up... If you want a perfect preamp... you are going to pay a couple thousand ( more). If you have limited funds before you prove yourself, this is a good preamp for the job...

      Oh yeah, I've read one can change the China made tubes out for better. AND... They could have done better on the documentation, but it can be figured out.

      Steve Hightower

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      Good product and easy to use

      By Mike

      from Georgia

      About Me Experienced

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        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
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        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about ART ProChannel II Channel Strip:

        This preamp is easy to use and easy to figure out, but the analog VU meter on mine wasn't calibrated. There's a trim adjustment accessible on the front panel to calibrate it which is nice as the tubes performance will drift as they age, but it should have been calibrated to at least ballpark accuracy at the factory. The LED meter works fine though, so this is really just picking nits and has no effect on using the preamp. I don't have any really quiet places I can test this for noise performance, but for my home studio use noise hasn't been an issue.

        EQ works the way it should.

        The compressor sounds pretty good and it's easy to tell how much it's reducing the signal and with the bypass switch A/B testing the sound is easy. I could wish for a lower ratio, but 2:1 is fine and it's easy to make it sound transparent.

        The variable input impedance is a cool feature, as is the high/low plate voltage for the preamp tube. They make more difference than I thought in the way my mic sounds, so there's a lot of "tuning" available with those controls.

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