D.W. Fearn Vt-7 Stereo …

D.W. Fearn Vt-7 Stereo  ...D.W. Fearn – D.W. Fearn Vt-7 Stereo Compressor
The D.W. Fearn VT-7 Stereo Compressor has an all Class-A vacuum tube audio path, like all Fearn audio products. The gain reduction elements utilize circuitry that duplicates the sound and characteristics of the finest classic vacuum tube compressors, without depending on tubes that are no longer manufactured. The control circuitry is modern solid-state analog. The two channels may be used independently or linked together for stereo. A built in sidechain high-pass filter may be selected to reduce the compression on bass-heavy material. Controls (each channel): Threshold Gain Attack Release Harder/Softer Separate/Link/Link HPF The VU meters may be switched between indicating gain reduction or output level. The VT-7 Compressor has a highly transparent sound, although it can be used more aggressively when needed. Artifacts of the compression process are substantially lower than in most other compressors. The two channels may be used independently, or linked for stereo. In addition, a third position on the Link switch inserts a high-pass filter (HPF) in the sidechain to reduce the gain-reduction sensitivity of the VT-7 to low frequencies. This is a gentle roll-off, nominally at 100Hz. This allows a bass-heavy mix to have a better frequency balance, and prevents heavy low-frequency audio from modulating the audio level. The VT-7 is equally adept in tracking as well as a bus compressor. Even jazz and classical tracks can be sent through the VT-7 for some mild gain control without obvious effect other than a significant improvement in the overall sound of the mix. Design PhilosophyLike all D.W. Fearn products, the VT-7 stereo compressor is a no-compromise design. From the quarter-inch thick front panel painted with the finest polyurethane finishes to the choice of all components and controls, the VT-7 is built to look as great as it sounds. Fearn build prAll class-A triode vacuum tube audio path All controls are independent and can be used in any combination Constructed of heavy-gauge aluminum
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