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D.W. Fearn VT-2 Mic Pre

Dual channel vacuum tube microphone preamplifier

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  • Product Description

    The D.W. Fearn VT-2 recreates the sound of classic tube preamps of the 1960s.  Modern components and computer-optimized circuitry, unavailable during the vacuum tube era, elevate this design to a new level of performance.  The transparency is astounding. Vocals sound smoother, warmer, more intimate, with a compelling presence.  Any microphone and any sound will benefit from the improved clarity, definition, and lack of solid-state artifacts.

    Design Philosophy
    In designing the VT-2, no compromise in sonic quality, reliability, or ruggedness were permitted.  like the best tube equipment of the 1950s and '60s, the VT-2 is built on a heavy-guage aluminum chassis, utilizing point-to-point wiring.  Each vacuum tube is selected for minimum noise and microphonics, and maximum sonic clarity. The front panel switches control sealed, gold-contact precision relays for all audio switching, eliminating the possibility of dirty contacts degrading the sound and minimizing the internal audio path.  Four class-A triode amplifier sections (in two tubes) in each channel comprise the entire active circuit.  This surprisingly simple circuit, along with top-quality components and careful design optimization, results in the sonic superiority that the VT-2 has become known for.

    All over the globe, VT-2 preamps are in daily use in the world's best studios, as well as in home project studios, helping many top recording artists achieve the best possible sound.


    • All vacuum-tube design
    • Clean and airy high end
    • Fat low end
    • Unsurpassed warmth, transparency, and musicality
    • Lo-Z input position for superior performance with transformerless mics
    • +48 volt phantom power (completely disconnected when off)
    • Custom-design Jensen input and output transformers for superb sonics
    • - 20 dB input pad (switchable)
    • True VU meters (amplifier isolated)
    • All point-to-point audio wiring
    • High-performance, fully-regulated power supplies with exceptional reserve
    • Gold input and output XLR connectors
    • Polypropylene and polystyrene coupling capacitors
    • All audio switching through gold-contact, sealed precision relays
    • International operation on 100, 120, or 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    • CE certified, RoHS-compliant
    • +4 dBm output
    • Conservatively rated precision components and rugged construction for stability and long life
    • Line-level processing with the LP-1 line pad accessory
    • Single-channel version D.W. Fearn VT-1 also available
    • Direct recording of electric instruments with the D.W. Fearn VT-3 Vacuum Tube DI or PDB Passive Direct Box
  • Additional Information

    Condition New
    Channels Dual-Channel
    Chassis 19-in Rackmount
    Rack Spaces 3u
    Direct Input No
    Digital I/O No
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