Ready for your next recording session is a gently used Avalon vt 737 sp. The top one pictured is the one for sale in this listing. For those of you not in the know this is the preamp that makes the most killer vocals possible on your studio recordings. Also this is a top preamp in recording direct guitar and bass.See photos for cosmetic condition, it's in excellent shape and fully functional, works and sounds absolutely killer, it just needed one knob replaced. This particular unit has an extremely tight EQ section that works really well and makes it easy to dial in outstanding vocal tones.
The Avalon is pretty much the industry standard used on every record from artists like Whitney Houston to Steely Dan just as an example. Rack and other rack gear pictured are not included. The Avalon VT-737SP features a combination of TUBE preamplifiers, opto-compressor, sweep equalizer, output level and VU metering in a 2U space. When a client walks into your studio for the first time, you need to make the best impression, so do yourself a favor: coil your cables, throw out your old coffee cups, and make sure you've got an Avalon VT-737SP channel strip in your outboard rack.
Ever since this "Class A Mic Processor" was introduced in the late 1990s, studios large and small have relied on its platinum-sounding tube preamplification, world-class optical compressor, and musical four-band equalization controls. A gleaming, glowing VT-737SP in your rack tells clients you've been in this game for more than little while, and that you're ready for anything they've got. What matters, however, is the sound that this circuit produces. The Avalon sound is one that's beautifully transparent and smooth. It takes whatever instrument, electronic audio, or human voice you feed into it, and gets it ready for international stardom, all without changing the central character of the signal.And the VT-737SP is ready for any input: it supplies 48 volts of phantom power for use with highly detailed vocal microphones, sports a high-gain switch for extended headroom (great for loud sources like amplified guitar), and a direct hi-z input for tracking warm, shimmering electric bass. From the preamp stage, your signal then travels to Avalon's opto-compressor. While it can be used on any signal, the VT-737SP's compression profile works best on instruments with a long decay. Optical compressors respond to changes in dynamics by presenting a photo-resistor with a light source that dims as the volume gets lower--this non-linear decay can't be matched by solid-state compression circuits, and makes sources like voice, guitar, bass, string ensembles, and piano really sing and breathe. Also handy: if you're tracking a stereo source like drum overheads or a choir and you've got two VT-737SPs, you can link their compression circuits together for perfectly synchronized dynamics processing. The equalizer section of the Avalon VT-737SP is a perfect complement to the unit's preamp stage. Each band's range and sweep is tuned with the preamp character in mind, and adjusting each quickly enhances or tames your input signal in a transparent way. Still, there's quite a bit of range you get on the VT-737SP's EQ controls; with shelving on the treble and bass bands, and two separate, sweep-able mid controls with variable Q-widths, you can really focus in on problematic frequencies, or bring out the shimmer. For added flexibility, the EQ can be moved ahead of the compression circuit with the flip of a switch.
Circuit topology: 4 dual triode vacuum tubes (Sovtek 6922), high-voltage discrete Class A. Gain Range Microphone: Transformer balanced 850/2500 ohm, 0dB to +58dB Instrument: Unbalanced 1 meg ohm, 0dB to +30dB. Line: Balanced Class A 20k ohms, -27dB to 28dB. Maximum output level: +30dB balanced 600 ohms, DC coupled, discrete Class A.
Output type and gain: XLR connector, output trim gain -45dBto20dB. Noise microphone EIN: -116dB, 22Hz-22kHz unweighted. Distortion THD, IMD: 0.5%. Frequency response -2.5dB: 10Hz-120kHz input filter included. Frequency response -3dB: 1Hz-200kHz line in-out.
VU meter and gain reduction: High quality illuminated OVU=+4dB and gain reduction to -20dB. High cut filter: Variable 6dB per octave 30Hz-140Hz. Compressor type: Optical passive attenuator incorporatingtwin vacuum tubes and stereo link. Threshold - Ratio: Threshold variable -30dB to +20dB, ratio-compression variable 1:1 to 20:1.Attack - Release: Attack variable 2mS to 200mS, releasevariable 100mS to 5 seconds. Equalizer type: Discrete Class A, variable active andswitched passive design. Frequency bands (4): Treble - switched 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 32kHz, 20dB range, shelf High mid - variable200Hz-28kHz and 2kHz -28kHz, 6dB range, hi-lo Q Lowmid - variable 30Hz-450Hz and 300Hz-4k5Hz, 16dB range, hi-lo Q Bass - switched 15Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz, 150Hz, 24dBrange, shelf. AC power: Internal toroidal 100v to 240v, 50-60Hzselectable, 75 watts maximum.
Dimensions: 19 x 12 x 3.5 in (482 x 305 x 89mm). Thank you for shopping with us.Read listing description carefully and inspect all photos. All items are described and photographed as detailed as possible. Items are returnable within 14 days, in original packaging.
E don't make adjustments on a guitar that may inadvertently cause damage, leave this to a professional. We pack everything carefully to ensure it arrives safely. We'll let you know if there are any delays.The item "AVALON VT-737SP Mono Vacuum Tube Preamp, Compressor No Reserve" is in sale since Wednesday, December 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "sixxgunmusicstore" and is located in Saugus, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.