D.W. Fearn Updates Flagship Preamps
D.W. Fearn, designers of vacuum tube pro audio gear, bring in several updates to VT Series of Tube Mic Preamplifiers, Equalizers, and Compressors
An essential part of the workflow of so many artists, engineers, producers, and other audio professionals, the VT-2 Dual Channel Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamplifier specialises in being an ultra-high fidelity mic pre during tracking. The newly updated VT-2 now features an integrated, switchable 43 dB pad, enabling it to be patched into the Master Bus during mixdown and mastering to provide D.W. Fearn’s unique sonic signature to the final mix or mastering process. This replaces the need for the LP-1 Line pad, which was a separate box previously available from D.W. Fearn. The new design now makes the VT-2 a veritable triple threat, equally at home in recording, mixing, and mastering.
Equally lauded by audio professionals are the VT-5 Dual Channel Vacuum Tube Equalizer and the VT-7 Dual Channel Vacuum Tube Microphone Compressor. Like all D.W. Fearn products, both units incorporate a Class-A vacuum tube audio path, and are hand-crafted in the U.S. using the best components available. Noth products have now been optimised to eliminate the need for an internal fan.
“When we first introduced the VT Series, I knew I had created something really special,” remarked Doug Fearn, founder and designer for D.W. Fearn. “I finally had a preamp that satisfied my own sonic requirements and it’s been fulfilling to know that our users agree. These updates are simply another step in ensuring that our offerings deliver the best sound quality, performance and reliability possible.”
The new VT-2, VT-5, and VT-7 are available now from D.W. Fearn | Hazelrigg Industries, at an MSRP of $5,500, $10,200, and $8,200, respectively.
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