Manager - NA4M
Manager Notes

Reviews For: ART Voice Channel

Category: Audio Accessories for Transmitter & Receiver

eMail Subscription

Registered users are allowed to subscribe to specific review topics and receive eMail notifications when new reviews are posted.
Review Summary For : ART Voice Channel
Reviews: 3MSRP: 350
Tube Channel strip with digital connectivity.
Ideal input solution for any recording application
Fully Featured Tube Microphone Preamplifier with Selectable plate Voltage and Variable Input Impedance
Exceptional warmth and definition from proven ART Tube Preamp design
Smooth musical sounding dynamics control including Compressor / Expander / De-Esser / Gate
Powerful Parametric EQ selectable Pre or Post Compressor in signal path
Flexible digital connectivity including ADAT Lite-pipe / AES/EBU / S/PDIF / TOSLink Digital Output supports 44.1 to 192 KHz Sample Rates
USB direct-connect to computer or laptop


Microphone Gain: 0 dB to +60 dB
Instrument Gain: +3 dB to +40 dB

Boost/Cut: +12 dB on each band
Low Freq. Tuning: 50/150 Hz Selectable
Product is in production
More Info:
# last 180 days Avg. Rating last 180 days Total reviews Avg. overall rating
K0COM Rating: 2017-06-10
I like the looks, size, features and performance! Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
Nice looking unit, 2u is bit on the big size compared to what I had been used to but I love the metering. Hey, I'm a knob guy and the layout of this unit is perfect for me. The back lit buttons make it easy to see what state they are in. Easy to set up and to see what's going on at a glance. I find the gate to be very useful in ham radio. Be nice if the mic input on the back of the unit was an XLR type instead of a 1/4 trs type, but no big deal. Next time it's out of the rack I'll replace the 12ax7 with a Mullard I've got in stock. Price is also easy on the pocketbook. The quality seems to be a whole lot better than the Behringer stuff I had to keep fixing.
M0ODV Rating: 2016-01-13
Broadcast Quality Channel Strip Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I read some of the review's on the music forums of this ART voice Channel before i bought it,im glad i did..This is a really good cheap starting block for the voodoo audiophile.

I am very impressed with the audio quality of this channel strip,i made fine adjustments on the EQ(EQ'ing to suit a behringer XM8500 mic and TS850)cutting a few dB's off the low end as the tube is producing a warm sound from even the cheap 12AX7B valve (as in the not so good Behringer Mic2200).I replaced this with a Mullard vintage 12AX7 tube the diffence was slight but a noticeable low end/mid range improvement.
As with most rackmount audio processing equipment this needed Starquad balanced mic cable and plenty of ferrite as RFI was a problem to begin with.
NC2P Rating: 2012-04-22
Voice Over quality audio Time Owned: more than 12 months.
ART Voice Channel, Heil PR-781, FLEX-5000a.
Great reviews for AM and SSB audio. Easy to setup.
Common on air remarks are "broadcast audio quality."

I replaced the Chinese 12AX7 tube with a venerable
Baldwin Organ 12AX7. Made a good product great.