[LAU] sortof OT -- ART tube pac preamp and compressor noisy?

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 16:38:44 UTC 2013

The reviews on Musicians Friend give some suggestions on how to work around
the hum. One suggestion was that the phantom power on the pre conflicted
with the phantom power on the main mixer. Another suggested putting
something in between the pre-amp and the mixer (like FX unit or similar).
Another suggested using condensor mikes only. People complaining about the
lack of a ground loop is pretty consistent, though.

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Rusty Perez <rustys.lists at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi folks,
> This is related to recording, and my recordings are made on linux, so,
> it is tangential to all of these lists. :-)
> I own an ART tube pac, which is a preamp compressor combo unit.
> It is the first generation of this unit I believe. I've just started
> using this unit.
> Anyway, I'm hearing a low level hum, sortof like a grounding hum.
> Does anyone else use the ART line of pres? Has anyone had trouble with
> them?
> The unit uses 2 tubes and I'm sure they aren't high quality tubes.
> Could a lower quality tube cause a low level ground hum?
> The unit has a grounded plug, and I can't seem to get rid of the hum
> by unplugging other components, but when I mute the unit through my
> sound card, the hum is decreased.  The hum is audible in silences on
> my tracks, so I know it's not just my playback system.
> Now, before you go on about how the ART pre is cheap and crappy. I
> know it's a budget pre, that's why I can afford it. I'm only looking
> for constructive ideas, or similar experience.
> Thanks so much!
> Rusty
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