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ART Tube MP Studio V3 Microphone Preamp with Limiter

The Tube MP Studio V3 delivers warmth and fatness to any audio source while maintaining an exceptionally low-noise signal path. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.


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MSRP: Old Price $125.99 Discounted Price $99.99 Save : $26.00 (21%)
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The ART Tube MP Studio V3 delivers warmth and fatness to any audio source while maintaining an exceptionally low-noise signal path. While its primary function is as a microphone preamp with +48V phantom power, variable gain and phase reverse switching, the Tube MP is also an exceptionally versatile tube driven direct box for any instrument source.

The ART Tube MP Studio V3 uses ART’s proven V3™ (Variable Valve Voicing) Technology to instantly contour the tone to any source. V3™ presets were created and fine-tuned by some of the industry's top studio and live-sound engineers and allow instant access to a multitude of preamp settings designed for guitars (electric and acoustic), keyboards, bass guitars, drums, vocals and more. Additionally, the Tube MP Studio V3 employs OPL™ (Output Protection Limiting) technology to protect the next component in your signal path from clipping and overloads.

The Tube MP Studio V3 offers exceptional sound quality and superior performance to that typically found in “on-board” preamps found in today’s low-cost mixers, multi-track recorders and audio cards making it an ideal tone-shaping tool for any application.


•  Provides Superior Preamplification for: Microphones, Instruments and Line Level Sources
•  V3™ - Variable Valve Voicing
•  OPL™ - Output Protection Limiting
•  Hand Selected 12AX7A Provides 70dB of Gain Smooth, Warm and Fat Sound Quality
•  Variable Input and Output Gain Controls
•  Excellent as a Tube DI
•  XLR and 1/4" Inputs and Outputs
•  +48 Volts of Phantom Power
•  Phase Reversal Switch
•  Portable, All Steel Construction

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Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone Preamp
  • Power Supply

ART have improved on an already great tube amp


For the price, I can't say one negative thing about this great tube preamp. I've used it for vocals, electric and acoustic guitars and was pleasantly surprised at the difference of tone. The voicing control is amazing. Great addition to an already awesome preamp!



Nothing short of amazing!


I bought this a few years back for fattening up my recording mic. It helped a little, no big deal. No Avalalon but did fatten the sound a bit. But I got to thinking, could I use it as a tube pre-amp for my PV solid state PV guitar amp that's been sitting in the closet? Holy mackerel!! Now I have an 85 watt hybrid that sounds as good or better than my Vox or PV Classic 30 tube amps for chump change. If you upgrade the Chinese 12Ax7, be very careful not to open the top all the way or you will break the ground connection and render it useless. I'm still in awe that for the first time ever, my SS PV that I couldn't sell for a $100, is one of the best sounding amps in my arsenal.

Jerry A

Boca Raton, FL


Tube MP Studio V3


I bought this because I needed a preamp for my Digitech Vocalist Performer . And it works great !!




A useful affordable variable pre-amp


This one is an affordable, small yet versatile and good enough pre-amp for anything actually: from beefing up or warming your mic sound in a show to tweaking and adding valve warmth to your guitar while recording or playing through a solid state amp. Contains a smart variable tone rotary switch providing a wide range of "tone families" while valve gain and output levels are cotrolled via easy knobs. Solidly built it functions well under pressure, in live performance or at home. I just wish it had a battery operation option for better field operation, so I don't have to be dependent on the annoying cord - but since it requires AC current - I guess it can be understood.

Leehu Zysberg

Haifa Israel


One of the handiest tools in the shed! Can't be beat for the price!


"Don't underestimate these things. Mine gets weekly used on 2 solo house gigs and with the band on weekends. I make my soundtracks for the solo jobs from scratch, so it gets used to do all the guitar (using steel and nylon-string acoustic/electrics, a Strat and a Tele) and bass guitar tracks. It does a great job and is ultra-simple to work. The power supply broke so I found the receipt and called ART. They asked me when I bought it, and I told them. They said,""OK. We'll get one out today."" And they did, no hassle. The power supply got here in only a few days, but during that time I played a gig without it. That's when I found out just how much I rely on it. I'm actually writing this review because I bought a second one, so I can leave one in my stage rig and have one in the studio. There will be times when both are used for stereo keyboards. I will run stereo Hammond samples through a Voce Spin Leslie Simulator, through the tubes and into the recorder. The list of possibilities goes on and on, so I'm going to close with this: if you record things or play line-in direct in any environment, at this price you should get one. It will earn it's keep fair and square."





It has great warm tone and the (variable valve voicing) is simple to use. ART uses a 12ax7a tube built in preamp. This preamp I use for everything from recording drums to vocals.Over all this MIC preamp has been very useful in my recording process.



Tube MP Studio V3 Microphone Preamp with Limiter

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Other Features Protection Limiter
Model Tube MP Studio V3 Microphone Preamp
Warranty Info:

Tube MP Studio V3 Microphone Preamp with Limiter

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