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Rating and Reviews: Avalon VT737SP Processor

Dial in warmth and detail with this channel strip! Avalon's Class A tube mic pre boasts an opto compressor, sweepable EQ, VU meter, front-panel DI and more.

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"The standard by which other preamps are judged." submitted January 5, 2004

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Music Style: Pop, Funk
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Sound: This is the standard to which all others are compared. Beautiful, clean, clear "glassy" tube sound, warm yet clear. The best. Feature: Everything you need in a channel strip: preamp, equalizer, compressor. Quality: Solid, heavy, metal everything. I worry my rack will break. Value: I paid $1400 new, so it was worth that to me. It is a bit pricey at the usual $2000 price tag. But worth it! Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to find out (there's no N/A choice). Everyone I talked to and everything I read says Avalon gives great support. The Wow Factor: It's a beautiful piece of gear that inspires great confidence. The Avalon name is well known to everyone in this business, like Neumann mikes or Vox amplifiers, it actually brings in customers. Overall: This preamp (plus a great mike) gives my customers and me no excuse for not recording great vocals. I also have a Joe Meek pre which is dirty and therefore complementary to the Avalon.
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"In a class of it's own" submitted August 26, 2003

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Music Style: Eclectic
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Sound: This box produces a big, detailed and warm sound that quite frankly beat the pants off much more expensive pieces, such as some of the Focusrite Red units. I used it in a broad range of applications, ranging from pop/rock to jazz and classical, and it always shined. Feature: The is an extremely flexible unit. Quality: It is built like a tank, has an excellent fit, looks great and very clean build quality Value: I would have paid $3,000 for this box. Along with my api outboard gear, and my Distressor, this is one that has never let me down. Buy iy. Manufacturer Support: Never had any problems, so support was never an issue. The Wow Factor: It is gorgeous!
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"Payments" submitted January 27, 2013

By Adam S in phoenix, AZ
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Musical Background: Music producer/Sound engineer. More focused on film music.
Music Style: hip hop, r&b, dance, techno, dub-step, classical
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Overall: Great quality. used with various genres. with it could be 8 payments instead of 4. that's the only downfall. but its worth it!!!
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"things are not always what they seem" submitted December 13, 2008

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Musical Background: recording engineer,composer
Music Style: gospel hip hop,r&b
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Sound: the avalon is alright a lot of it is hype.i had the chance to compare it to the la 610 mkii on every level an the la610 just sounded better period.depending on what sound your looking for,dont be fooled by the price thinking its the best just cause it cost 2250.00.i feel the la610 was more cleaner,although the avalon has more eq control you have to look at the whole pic.but every piece of gear has pro&cons. Feature: i just wish it wasnt so heavy an that it cost much less Ease of Use: not complicated at all Quality: it is built like a train Value: my opinion this thing is not close to being worth what they sell it for Manufacturer Support: support was helpful The Wow Factor: it is very eye catching Overall: its ok for now but if it messed up i wouldnt get another one
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