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D.W. Fearn VT-5

$11,900.00

D.W. Fearn VT-5 Stereo Vacuum Tube Equalizer

The VT-5 Vacuum Tube Equalizer will change the way you think of EQ. It is smooth, sweet, and very subtle at mild settings, but can also be aggressive when needed. Creative use of the low boost and cut will create a powerful bass that must be heard to be believed. The high boost adds just the right brightness or sparkle to vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, and strings. Equally suited for gentle tone contouring as well as extreme sound sculpting, the VT-5 lets your music shine through with no harsh artifacts. The VT-5 uses passive LC circuitry with class-A triode vacuum tube stages for the input and output. The tube circuitry is largely derived from the designs of the VT series of Microphone Preamplifiers, ensuring that the Equalizer has much the same sonic character as the Preamplifiers. Making it ideal for mastering or as a mix buss processor, all controls are stepped for precise repeatability and uniform matching between units. High-quality rotary switches are used with 1% metal-film resistors. All of the audio capacitors are polystyrene or polypropylene, and the inductors are custom-made for D.W. Fearn to exacting specifications.

Key Features:

  • Frequency response: +/- 0.2 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • THD: less than 0.06%
  • Signal-to-Noise: better than 80 dB
  • Low Cut at 30, 40, 100, or 400 Hz, 0 to -18 dB shelving in 2 dB steps
  • Low Boost at 20, 40, 60, or 140 Hz, 0 to 16 dB shelving in 2 dB steps
  • Mid Cut at 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, or 700 Hz, 0 to -16 dB in 2 dB steps
  • High Boost at 1.5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, or 16 kHz, 0 to 12 dB in 2 dB steps
  • High Bandwidth Q of 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.4, or 1.7
  • High Frequency Cut at 1.5, 3.5, 8, or 28 kHz, 0 to -14 dB shelving in 2 dB steps
  • Gain adjustable from -9 to +9 dB, referenced to +4 dBm, in 3 dB steps
  • Input: 600 ohms
  • Input Load Impedance: 40k ohms
  • Minimum Input Level: -20 dBm nominal
  • Maximum Input Level @ 20 cps: +25 dB 0 dB
  • Gain: ± 0.5 dB 20 cps to 20 kc -3dB@0.5cps&80 kc
  • Frequency Response: <0.10% 20 cps to 20 kc
  • Intermodulation Distortion SMPTE: <0.80%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 82 dB minimum low-Z, transformer balanced
  • Output: +22 dBm unterminated
  • Maximum Output Level: 120 or 220 VAC 50/60Hz, 85 W
  • Dimensions: 19” (48.26cm) W 5.25” (13.34cm) H 9” (22.86cm) D (VT-2 13” 22.9cm)
  • Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)