Designed for tracking and mixing, the Hazelrigg Industries VNE stands as a pinnacle of audio engineering, featuring an all Class-A vacuum tube audio path akin to all D.W. Fearn and Hazelrigg Industries products. Born from the legacy of the D.W. Fearn VT-7 Stereo Tube Compression Amplifier, the VNE's gain reduction circuit utilizes accessible tubes for classic tube compressor performance, enhanced by an innovative Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) control circuit, resulting in a tool that provides comprehensive dynamics control without compromising the source material's sonic integrity. Whether applied subtly or aggressively, the VNE retains a beautifully transparent sonic signature.
Class-A Vacuum Tube Audio Path: Delivers superior audio quality with an all Class-A vacuum tube audio path, maintaining the high standards of D.W. Fearn and Hazelrigg Industries products.
Innovative PWM Control Circuit: Integrates an inventive Pulse Width Modulation control circuit for precision dynamics control, ensuring a transparent sonic signature without unwanted tonal artifacts.
Versatile Application: Can be applied with subtlety or aggression, offering flexibility in dynamic processing without compromising audio quality.
Hand-Selected Components: Each component is hand-selected for superior audio performance and rock-solid reliability, ensuring excellence on any source and session.
Rigorous Listening Tests: Critical decisions in the development process are made through rigorous listening tests, guaranteeing superlative audio performance.
Intuitive Front Panel Controls: Designed for fast and intuitive operation, the front panel features controls for Threshold, Attack, Release, and Gain, along with a three-way rotary switch for compression bypass or High-Pass Filter (HPF) insertion in the side-chain.
High-Pass Filter (HPF) Functionality: Insert a gentle roll-off at 100Hz in the side-chain to reduce gain-reduction sensitivity to low frequencies, preventing heavy low-frequency transients from overly modulating the audio level.
20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.5dB
-3dB at 5Hz and 65kHz
less than 0.07%
Signal to Noise Radio:
better than 80dB
Pulse Width Modulation Compression as employed in the D.W. Fearn VT-7
Transformer Coupled Input and Output
All-Tube Signal Path
Front Panel Output Level Indicator
Front Panel Gain Reduction Meter
Rear Panel Balanced Line Input (XLR)
Rear Panel Balanced Line Output (XLR)
7 Year Warranty (90 days for vacuum tubes)
Hand Crafted in the USA
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