Recording and Studio
The DPS II mic tube preamp features continuously variable input impedance, LED input meters, auto mic/instrument switching and OPL (Output Protection Limiting) flexibility. Twin high performance discrete preamplifiers with local feedback are coupled with ART's flexible V3 (Variable Valve Voicing) 12AX7A gain stage and choice of analogue and digital outputs.
The enhanced mic preamp can accept +20dB peaks while maintaining over 120dB dynamic range and incredibly low distortion. A LED input meter, monitors the signal level of the input amplifier. The auto-switching input allows the DPS II rear inputs to stay patched in while you use the front panel instrument inputs.
Enhancements to the tube stage maintain the classic "warm sound" and add additional tube voicings specifically tailored to vocal, guitar, bass, and acoustic instruments. A versatile insert loop on each channel provides access for additional signal processing or direct access to a high quality A/D converter. Separate gain controls on analog and digital outputs allow you to optimize the unit for simultaneous applications.
Digital outputs include S/PDIF, TOSLINK or ADAT (front panel selectable). The A/D is front panel adjustable from 44.1 to 96K or synchronizes to ADAT or external word clock (32KHZ to 100KHz). You can patch into any ADAT stream and select which pair (or all) of channels the DPS II transmits.
The DPS II also features ART A-to-D digital conversion and ART Tube Technology similar to that of the ART DI/O preamp system.