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ART TPS II preamp

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by trojanso9, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. trojanso9

    trojanso9 Guest

    good buy or bad buy?
  2. i have my 2 sandwiched between a vintech and universal audio, and they still get used. i like them alot for an inexpensive preamp
  3. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Is it a tube device? I have a couple Pro MPA's that I retubed with high end NOS tubes and the sonic quality doubled. For another $50-100 in tubes, you'll have a very nice pre.
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    My understanding is that the TPS has a tube in it, but isn't a "tube" preamp like the MPA. So swapping the tubes may not make quite as much difference.
  5. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    I've heard they use the Uli Behringer Tube Method for the TPS...
  6. Hart

    Hart Guest

    I have one of these I got about a year ago, and for the money it's not bad. I wish I hadn't bought it though. It's not what I was looking for. BUT, it's my fault, not ARTS.

    One of those "shoulda had a V8" days when you go into the music store not knowing what you want and letting the kid behind the counter talk you into buying something. I should have done my homework before hand, but it was cheap and he said he liked it so I bought it.
  7. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Would that be the ole LED behind the practicaly useless tube method? Maybe he should sue.
  8. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Sue?!? Hell, they probably have that idea patented!

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