DW Fearn VT-2 Vacuum Tube Microphone Preamp


SKU: DWFVT2 Categories: ,
Brands: D.W. Fearn


The VT-series microphone preamplifiers will change the way you think of audio quality. The transparency is astounding. Vocals sound smoother, warmer, more intimate, with a compelling presence. Any microphone and any sound will benefit from the improved clarity, definition, and lack of solid-state artifacts.

The VT-2 recreates the sound of classic tube preamps of the 1960s. Modern components and computer-optimized circuitry, unavailable during the vacuum tube era, elevate this design to a new level of performance.


In designing the VT-2, no compromise in sonic quality, reliability, or ruggedness were permitted. Like the best tube equipment of the 1950s and ’60s, the VT-2 is built on a heavy-guage aluminum chassis, utilizing point-to-point wiring. Each vacuum tube is selected for minimum noise and microphonics, and maximum sonic clarity. The front panel switches control sealed, gold-contact precision relays for all audio switching, eliminating the possibility of dirty contacts degrading the sound and minimizing the internal audio path. Four class-A triode amplifier sections (in two tubes) in each channel comprise the entire active circuit. This surprisingly simple circuit, along with top-quality components and careful design optimization, results in the sonic superiority that the VT-2 has become known for.

All over the globe, VT-2 preamps are in daily use in the world’s best studios, as well as in home project studios, helping many top recording artists achieve the best possible sound.


  • ·· – all vacuum-tube design
  • · – clean and airy high end
  • · – fat low end
  • · – unsurpassed warmth, transparency, and musicality
  • · – Lo-Z input position for superior performance with transformerless mics
  • · – Phase (polarity) reverse switch
  • · +48 volt phantom power (completely disconnected when off)
  • · – custom-design Jensen input and output transformers for superb sonics
  • · – 20 dB input pad (switchable)
  • · – true VU meters (amplifier isolated)
  • · – all point-to-point audio wiring
  • · – high-performance, fully-regulated power supplies with exceptional reserve
  • · – gold input and output XLR connectors
  • · – polypropylene and polystyrene coupling capacitors
  • · – all audio switching through gold-contact, sealed precision relays
  • · – international operation on 100, 120, or 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • · – CE certified, RoHS-compliant
  • · +4 dBm output
    – conservatively rated precision components and rugged construction
    for stability and long life


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Weight 10 kg


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