designed to be more affordable for musicians, studios and PA companies.
The unit includes phantom power and battery supplies as standard. Should the
phantom power from the console fail or be accidentally switched off, the AR-133
automatically switches over to the internal 9V battery providing uninterrupted use.
The unit is housed in a rugged aluminium extrusion case, with robust polyurethane
end-cheeks which give the AR-133 a very distinctive look.
Input connectors are both 1/4″ jack sockets and an XLR socket, the latter meaning
that the AR-133 can be used to convert unbalanced signals to a balanced output on
The arched case allows cables to run back underneath the unit from the end for neat
Input attenuation is 0, -20 or -40dB, making the box suitable for instrument, line or
amplifier levels on inputs. On the output side, a ground-lift switch is provided for quick
solutions to ground-loop problems.
The AR-133 uses an enhanced version of the same audio path as the AR-116, now
regarded by many people as a reference standard. The sound quality is legendary,
particularly on acoustic and bass guitars.
Numerous applications can be satisfied by the AR-133. For example, as well as the
traditional guitar use, the AR-133 can be used with keyboards, DJ consoles, amplifier
outputs, and other electronic sources.An additional bonus is the ability to use the AR-133
as an active balancing device.
Input Impedance 1M Ohm (pad at 0dB)
47k Ohm (pad at -20dB)
47k Ohm (pad at -40dB)
Max Input Level +9dBu (pad at 0dB)
+29dBu (pad at -20dB)
+49dBu (pad at -40dB)
Connectors Two Parallel 1/4″ jack connectors and a parallel
XLR connector (unbalanced)
Jack: Tip Hot (+ve)
XLR: Pin 2 Hot (+ve)
Pin 1 & 3 Ground
Output Transformer Balanced
Max. Output Level +8dBu into 600 Ohms or greater
Connector XLR3-32 or equivalent
Distortion (THD) < 0.005% at 1khz, 0dbu output
Noise < -105db unweighted, 22hz-22khz, rms*
Frequency Response 30Hz to 20kHz, +0dB/-1dB
Main/Standby battery 9 volt PP3 type, preferably alkaline.
Current drain on phantom – less than 7.5mA
on battery – less than 2mA.
Phantom Power +20 volts DC to +48 volts DC
Weight 650 gms, excluding batteries.
Overall Dimensions 59 mm x 124 mm x 143 mm
(2.3″ x 4.9″ x 5.6“)