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D.W. Fearn VT-2 Dual-Channel Tube Microphone Preamp

Dual channel vacuum tube microphone preamplifier
MFR# VT-2

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.

Features:

  • 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

Product Specifications

Condition New
Tube or Solid State Tube
Channels Dual-Channel
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 3u
Direct Input No
Digital I/O No

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