The other added feature of this pre is a high gain circuit that uses both of the triode tubes cascaded together to achieve greater gain. This is a major plus when it comes to having a multiple personality pre-amp that can get the gain you need with softer material, especially if you ever use older or funky lower output dynamic mics. The compressor is very LA-2A styled.
Having dedicated attack and release pots really gives the comp-added flexibility. While on well thought out features you can put this comp, pre or post of the EQ (I find this extremely useful in sound shaping, or to have a serious hi-fi smooth de-esser). The optical control design of this comp shines on vocals and acoustic instruments, but it can also squish things with a medium hard knee sound. A zesty, fully parametric EQ offers tons of possibilities and a robust bouquet. The VT-737 becomes especially valuable as a mixing tool because of its powerful equalizer.This class A/hybrid design gives a lot of control with extreme fineness. It is similar to an older tube EQ (that starts with P) IF USED MINIMALLY! Or it offers a more in-depth specific control. The HI + low shelves of this EQ are switchable. The HI frequencies are 10 kHz, 15 kHz, 20 kHz, 32 kHz +/- 20 dB. Low frequencies are 15 Hz, 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 150 Hz, +/-24 dB. The high-mid sweep goes from 200 Hz to 2.8 kHz and 2 kHz to 28 kHz +/- 16 dB low-mid sweep 30 Hz to 450 Hz and 300 Hz to 4 kHz+/- 16 dB. You also get a great DI on the front panel in this all-in-one box, plus if you later add on another VT-737 you can link the two together to get a great buss comp/EQ. I cracked the unit open and was impressed at the layout and component quality internally. They also put a meter inside to measure unit-running time so you have an idea when to change tubes. Remember that age old saying you get what you pay for! For more product information, contact: Audio Distributors International, P. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "zam280" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Korea, South, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.