ART Dual Pre USB B-Stock

B-Stock, ART Dual Pre USB - 2-channel mic preamp with USB connection, 2 XLR/jack combi inputs, 48V phantom power, stereo TRS monitor & headphone outs, USB Bus powered (also supports battery or power supply operation), latency free monitor signal, 20Hz-20kHz. Dimensions: 44.5 x 117 x 119mm. Weight: 0.59kg, B-Stock with full warranty, may have slight traces of use

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Channels 2
Number of microphone inputs 2
Instrument input No
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse No
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs Jack, Mini Jack
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection Yes
Level Meter Yes
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Expectation unfortunately not quite fulfilled

Problemlöser, 21.12.2010
It looks great and the flexibility for mobile deployments, coupled with the price, made me quickly make the decision: That must be it! Compact, variable in the power supply, phantom power possible - ran to the notebook and record! And all this under the familiar name of ART? Bring it on!

Positive: No drivers necessary - plug and go.

But then they left him. Unfortunately. I wanted to report on the road quickly times, and it seemed to be the perfect preamp. But what should I think of a ART, which elicits a Sennheiser e835 in the DAW only a tired twitch - with fully up-turned Poti?
Use with a condensation microphone: Go, yes. But between signal-LED and clipping is an extremely narrow ridge. How should the report, the reportage be spoken on the way? Sorry, not quite practical.

The most painful I miss since the mono switch for the headphones. It is unpleasant in the long run to listen to only on the left ear. And that the right channel under Windows XP is not considered at all (if it is not exactly a two-lane DAW), is probably a joke. A second commentator in live operation, only with the Dual Pre and a netbook on tour, would not be heard.
According to thomann team, however, this is so common. I would not believe.

Design: The thing with the compactness is great - however, with the buttons and potentiators at the front and rear is always a very foolish. That was then the compromise too much, there is no productive work possible, certainly not under time pressure.

Conclusion: I now have an M-Audio Fast Track Pro (by the way, a recommendation from the same, previously scholtenen thomann team). And lo and behold: No more problems, not even with the right channel - welcome co-commentator - and I can now also mono. The settings are simply better, the control goes finer from the hand. All buttons are at the front. Wider, but flatter: Mobile is still justifiable. And it also offers more possibilities.

Therefore, my tip: Better once again take 60 euros in the hand and grab the next better interface.

The ART USB project idea is good in itself, but in this case there is a lack of small, but decisive details. A real shame.
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Also works in Linux problem-free!

Sebastian873, 26.02.2011
Not everyone who likes to record their own music has the right operating system or the money for often expensive recording software! The Dual Pre runs smoothly under Ubuntu. With Jack and Ardour you can make audible recordings.

Disadvantage is the battery compartment, which is somewhat tight. The Dual Pre also runs without problems even with phantom power only via the USB connection.
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