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MP2A Reviews


July 2014


SOS MP2A Review

(SOS website)


PDF of the entire preview


Quote from the preview:


"If you want to experience valve performance at the highest level in a microphone preamplifier, then the TUBE-TECH MP2A is one of the best ways that I can think of to do that."


Bob Thomas, SOS


MP2A Downloads

MP2A NAMM Tech Award Nominated


This is the poster we got at AES, LA Oct. 2014 


Nice to see MP2A nominated for the NAMM 2015 Tech Award.


(The B4 print mistake,we consider pretty funny! :-)

MP2A Microphone Preamplifier and DI

MP2A Description


The MP 2A is a combined mic preamp/DI, based on a classic TUBE-TECH design, but featuring even higher fidelity and a few new features: An impedance switch to match the input perfectly to all types of microphones, an overload indicator and 2 dB gain steps

MP2A is the second in the new range of upgraded microphone preamplifier/DI's.( The modular PM1A was the first.)

These new preamps features even higher headroom and fidelity than the earlier TUBE-TECH micpre''s. 


Serious listening tests of the MP 2A have revealed a sound quality second to none, placing it among a handful of the worlds very best designs.

The MP 2A DI continues the TUBE-TECH tradition of extremely good sounding DI's, delivering world class sound for bass and guitar DI recordings. You simply won’t find a better DI than this!


Selected User Statements MP2A and PM1A

Garry Boyle, Castlesound UK:


"I absolutely love the TUBE-TECH MP 2A! What a stunning mic amp. Used it on a record for vocal and double bass and then did all my overdubs on it and couldn't have
asked for any more from it.
As big and beautiful as any of the N**** mic amps (but with less noise) in the studio."


Wolfgang Stach, Germany, Producer and owner of Maarweg Studio 2, Cologne, Germany:

“I used the new Tube-Tech MP 2A in my current production of the German band Jupiter Jones and I am delighted: This new preamp has a charming but also very classy character which works excellent on various instruments I used it with. Really great (or “really cool”)!”


Bassel El Hallak, Germany, Producer, Songwriter, Musician,Session Guitar Player, Hamburg , Germany:

"The PM1A for me is probably the best Preamp I ever recorded with. Vocals instantly fall into place and sound just right. Same thing with guitars! It gives me the rich and fat sound I am looking for."



Statements about PM 1A: ( Exactly same sound as MP2A )


Markus Born, Germany, engineer for top German acts like Xavier Naidoo, Söhne Mannheims, Laith al Deen:

"The TUBE-TECH PM1A takes the philosophy of the TUBE-TECH preamps one step further in plasticity, openness and presence. The impedance switch lets you tailor the PM perfectly to every type of microphone, and both dynamic and ribbons sound sensationally well. Sources recorded with the PM 1A work very well in the mix and really shine due to a very rich harmonic spectrum."


John Garrison, singer/songwriter, touring bass player with James Blunt, session musician for One Direction, Christina Agullera, Robbie Williams.


John has for some time worked on his own project, Satellites under the artist name Johnny Vic and has released two albums by now:

"It just sounds better. My tracks sounds more like a record than with all the other preamps I have used. If you have a musical idea and good instruments, the recording sounds fantastic straight away, and then you can focus on being creative."


Gabriel Roth US, Producer, engineer, bass player, band leader, songwriter. Co owner Daptone Studios, Daptone Records.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,Amie Winehouse, Antibalas, Michael Bublé, Charles Bradley, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, Menahan Street Band, Neal Sugarman, The James Hunter Six:

"I was blown away by how powerful and quiet the PM1A preamps were.
This preamp seems to have a lot of headroom, a lot of gain. They just sound great, man."


Sean Genockey, UK, Producer, Mixer, guitar player, owner of Black Dog Studios.
IKO, Baddies, Tom McRae, Reuben, Manic Street Preachers, Suede,Tom Mc Ray:

"The TUBE-TECH's were awesome, I used them for drum recording at Rockfield. 

Great transients, tons of headroom, I love the transformer thing. They probably outperform the classic NEVE's , they have more headroom. tons of clean headroom, particularly for the snare. Really quiet, Yeah Impressed. I didn't once doubt it was the right mic amp!"










Lamia Bedioui, Greece. (Singer-performer and story teller) :

I like to observe and to focus in every single sound in my music,no matter if it is a solo track or a mix and

the TUBE-TECH MP-2A proves with the most emphatic way that a preamp is and will always be one of the most important pieces of equipment in the chain of music production and creativity. - This is how the audible observation should sound like. - This is where all begins...Its a real challenge.
For my new record, I use it both as a mic and line preamp,it works perfect under all circumstances.
Actually i can ''feel'' the sounds, not just listen to them. Everything becomes alive and realistic,with definition,clarity and details,in all the spectrum. It adds nice movement and flow to the often very static mixes. By adding rich harmonic contest to all the sources (vocals,instruments,percussions etc), it gives the chance to get clear positions in the stereo image and therefore to create new dimensions in the mix. It reveals warmth, thickness and fullness in a punchy and sweet but always musical way.
This is an experience,not just an update. www.lamiabedioui.com



Lamia recording vocals in the studio in Athens. She's working with engineer Andreas-Lamia on her 2015 album " Athamra "




MP2A sound

Here you can check the sound of the MP2A ( and PM1A that sounds excatley the same):


TUBE-TECH Microphone preamp demo's:

Samples from TUBE-TECH Mic Pre Recordings. PT10 44,1 Khz (Session for Download)


Project Studio recordings:

Mike Andersen Project. Read about the project, watch the videos and listen to the tracks. ( Link )

All MP2A and PM1A recordings


UK Indie pop recording:

IKO:Dazed and Confused. Recorded and mixed by Sean genockey.PT 48 Khz

(Session for Download))


Classical, Solo Violin: Xuan Du

Concert recorded by Jesper Bo. PT 10 44,1 Khz (Session for Download)


Mix of exotic instruments recorded by our Czeck distributor, Ivo Sedlacek.

Velvet Sound   Ivo plays a varaity of special instruments and he has been so kind

to let us in on some cool recordings he did using the MP2A:

Various flutes and drums, monochord, sansula and viola. all very nice sounding!


Lamia Bedioui Vocal and mix samples: 

"In Jail" Solo Vocal - Waw

"In Jail" Mix (Mix recorded line level with MP2A ) - Waw


"Ala Srir Noum" Solo Vocal - Waw

"Ala Srir Noum" Mix ( Mix recorded line level with MP2A ) - Waw


Sean Genockey testing the MP2A for guitar recording











And there's much more nice sound from the TUBE-TECH preamps, in many different musical genresl!!  

Just go to TUBE-TECH Demo Sessions

MP2A Technical Description


The TUBE-TECH MP2A is a combined Microphone Preamplifier and Direct Instrument amplifier.
The input provides switchable +48 V phantom power, selectable mic. impedance of 600/1200/2400 Ohm,

phase reverse switch, low-cut filter (20 Hz/40 Hz/off), as well as a switchable -20 dB pad.

Gain is adjustable from +10 dB to +70 dB.( 10db steps, coarse +2 dB steps, fine.)

The Direct Instrument Input are unbalanced with a gain ranging from + 10 dB to + 60 dB.

The amplifier is all tube. Input transformer is enclosed in a MU-metal can. Input and output transformers come with a static screen between the primary and secondary wirings. The input and output are balanced as well as fully floating.

MP2A Technical Features

  • All-tube design featuring push-pull output amplifier
  •  Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 60 kHz
  • Typical noise: 5 dB @ 200Ω
  • CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Gain: +10 dB to +70 dB in 2 dB steps - DI gain: 0-60 dB
  • Selectable mic input impedance: 600 Ω/1.2 kΩ/2.4 kΩ
  • Selectable pad in front of input transformer (-20 dB)
  • Selectable +48 V phantom power
  • Low cut filter (20 Hz/40 Hz/Off)
  • Phase reverse
  • Overload indicator
  • Gold plated switches
  • DI jack input for a variety of instruments
  • DI input impedance > 1 MΩ
  • MU-metal shielded input transformer
  • In- and outputs are transformer balanced and fully floating


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