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Tube Microphone / Instrument Preamplifier, Opto-compressor, and Sweep Equalizer — Black Panel Anniversary Edition
Item ID: VT737SPbk

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Celebrate 10 Years of a Great Channel Strip in Distinctive Style!

The Avalon VT-737sp 10th Anniversary Edition tube channel strip celebrates a decade of an incredible unit by giving it the black panel treatment! The VT-737sp 10th Anniversary Edition features a distinctive black front panel, as well as contrasting blue button LEDs. This 2-rackspace EQ/compressor combo brings a new standard to high-end audio, taking your sound to places you never thought possible and giving you precise creative control. Add excitement to your tracks and class to your rack with the VT-737sp 10th Anniversary Edition!

Avalon VT-737sp 10th Anniversary Edition Tube Channel Strip at a Glance:
  • Class A preamp design with three input selections
  • Opto-compressor with minimum signal path
  • Sweepable EQ and hardwired bypass
Class A preamp design with three input selections

The VT-737sp has three input selections: First, it features a higher-performance microphone input transformer with 48-volt phantom selection. Second, the VT-737sp offers an instrument DI high-source input with a jack located on front panel. Finally, the VT-737sp includes a balanced line input with discrete high-level Class A circuitry. The Class A preamplifier utilizes two cascaded, dual vacuum tube triodes configured with minimum negative feedback. A high-gain switch boosts the overall gain of the preamplifier. The four high-quality tubes are configured as singled-ended anode coupled followers. A passive/variable highpass filter and hardwired relay bypass completes the VT-737sp's input signal conditioning. A phase reverse relay is available on all three inputs.

Opto-compressor with minimum signal path

The VT-737sp's opto-compressor features a minimum signal path design with twin Class A vacuum tube triodes for gain matching. The optical attenuator acts as a simple passive level controller. Full dynamic control from soft compression to hard- knee limiting can be achieved with threshold, ratio-compression, attack and release controls plus gain reduction selection on the large VU meter. Special spectral control including de-ess is available with the dual sweep mid EQ to side-chain switch. The VT-737sp's EQ section can be flipped pre or post the opto-compressor via a front-panel switch for alternate effects and tone shaping. Two VT-737sps can be linked via a rear panel link cable for stereo tracking. The compressor bypass is a sealed silver relay for the most direct signal path.

Sweepable EQ and hardwired bypass

The VT-737sp equalizer utilizes 100% discrete, Class A-high-voltage transistors for optimum sonic performance. The high- and low-frequency bands provide the smooth characteristics of an all passive design, while the dual mid bands include variable frequency and switched Q-width selection. The enhanced range of the VT-737sp's mid bands is extended into the high and low bands by the use of X10 frequency multipliers. The bypass switch incorporates a sealed silver relay for the most direct signal path. When the EQ to sidechain is engaged, the high-low EQ remains in the audio path for "tone enhancement." The output level control provides a variable control of the overall signal path. The output amplifier utilizes another dual triode vacuum tube driving a 100% discrete, Class A, high-current, balanced and DC coupled low noise output amplifier.

Avalon VT-737sp 10th Anniversary Edition Tube Channel Strip Features:
  • Vacuum tube and discrete design
  • Special black front panel and blue button LEDs
  • Ideal for DAW and digital recording
  • Wide range of tube tone and control
  • Excellent value for performance
  • Rugged Avalon construction
The Avalon VT-737sp 10th Anniversary Edition breathes new life into your tracks!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number VT-737SPblack

Customer Reviews

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See also: Avalon, Avalon Preamps, Avalon Channel Strips