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Avalon VT-737SP

Avalon VT-737SP
alaScore 80

33 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Avalon VT-737SP. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Avalon VT-737SP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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worth it


I like the sound of this preamp the best. I haven't had the chance to use the Lo-Z input yet, but I look forward to it. The phase reverse and phantom power work fine, and the pad is useful. There i...

Dec, 2011

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High-Quality, smooth preamp


I like the fact that this pre-amp has such a good sound. The compressor and EQ are neat features, but I'm wondering what the cost would have been had they not added these features. It might be more...

Jun, 2010

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User review Avalon VT-737SP by moosers on Audiofanzine


I've been using the Avalon VT-737SP for about four or five years. In terms of modern outboard preamplifiers, this is one of my favorite. The sound from my microphones comes in clear and I have a gr...

Feb, 2009

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User review Avalon VT-737SP by JackLudden on Audiofanzine


I have been using this for about a year. I absolutely love what it does to the sources I put through it. Everything you put through this pre seems to become larger, and more up-front. So that be...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

The Avalon VT737SP features a combination of TUBE preamplifiers, opto-compressor, sweep EQ, output level and VU metering.VT737SP's preamp provides a 48V phantom powered input, an Instrument DI and a balanced line input. The Opto-compressor features twin Class A tube triodes for gain matching. 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 EQ section can be flipped pre or post-compressor. The high and low EQ bands provide the smooth characteristics of an all passive design, while the dual mid bands include variable frequency and switched Q-width selection. Whether you're recording a solo vocalist or an acoustic instrument, mastering, or recording symphonies, let Avalon take you to the leading edge in analog and experience sonic reality like never before!Avalon VT737SP FeaturesVacuum tube triode signal pathSoft-start tube life extenderStereo link for compressorsSealed silver relays for signal routingTransformer balanced microphone inputHigh-voltage circuits for max headroom and low noiseDiscrete Class A equalizer with musical passive filterInternal discrete power supply with toroidal transformerLarge control knobs with professional conductive plastic potentiometersVU meter for output level monitoring and compressor gain reductionGreat Unit. Allows the user to slam into the red!The Avalon VT737SP is a great unit. It has so many strengths that basically you could say that as a MIC Pre/Channel Strip goes, thi