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JDNelson

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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2008, 11:17:48 am »

No, no, David... the joke had to do with the goldness of it all.  Not the 2001 but the V69, etc. which seems to be an MXL theme.  So much gold going on...

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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2008, 02:55:57 pm »

Ugly, nasty, tasteless gold...

Think C12VR.
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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2008, 05:54:29 am »

compasspnt wrote on Tue, 01 August 2006 19:17


...the one thing ART is known for in a good way is their old converter box.



Which converter box is that?

Just curious.
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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2008, 07:32:14 am »

Bill Urick wrote on Fri, 01 February 2008 05:54

compasspnt wrote on Tue, 01 August 2006 19:17


...the one thing ART is known for in a good way is their old converter box.



Which converter box is that?

Just curious.



That was the ART DI/O little black box tube A>D converter.

It became an audiophile classic, sounded great, and then was unceremoniously discontinued by ART.  It is very hard to find now.

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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2008, 03:07:57 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Fri, 01 February 2008 07:32


That was the ART DI/O little black box tube A>D converter.
It became an audiophile classic, sounded great, and then was unceremoniously discontinued by ART.  It is very hard to find now.



Thanks. That's the only one I knew about.
Didn't know they were that good.
Cool.
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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2008, 10:07:06 pm »

[quote title=vegas4ever wrote on Wed, 30 January 2008 07:52

Hey hey, I used to own a MXL 2001 Tube MOD, that will give any high end mic a run for the money, but going back to the topic, CAN SOMEONE TELL ME what the MPA gold its like???[/quote]

Yeah, it's like any number of preamps - it amplifies a mic. The difference between mics is typically greater than the difference between preamps as far as the sound. The features are very good for the money. Lots of gain, decent metering, the variable impedence is really handy and interesting - it really changes the character of an SM57 for example, and the high plate voltage setting does what the manual says. I did a shootout between the MPA Gold and my Studiomaster Series II pres, a Millenia (forgot the model # but it's around $3K) and an API 512. I liked the API myself, but when I played it all back for some people, one of the guys I respect a lot picked the ART as best of the bunch. It's very decent - you can't miss for the money AFAIC.
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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2008, 09:15:21 pm »

Sometimes we use an MPA pre in the studio and like it after changing the tubes to NOS Mullard 12AT7's. In the $300. or under range, they deliver!
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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2008, 12:43:48 am »

Producer - Anvil Records wrote on Thu, 20 March 2008 20:15

Sometimes we use an MPA pre in the studio and like it after changing the tubes to NOS Mullard 12AT7's. In the $300. or under range, they deliver!


thats the problem... "for under 300" I want to hear at any price range
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Re: ART MPA Gold
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2008, 05:20:13 pm »

Remember what forum you're posting in. If you read my post you'll see that some people will choose it over Millenia and API.
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