Avalon VT-737SP
Avalon VT-737SP

VT-737SP, Channel Strip from Avalon.

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All user reviews of 3/5 for the Avalon VT-737SP

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 28 reviews )
 15 reviews54 %
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 2 reviews7 %
 1 user review4 %
 2 reviews7 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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kyst1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" disappointed"

Avalon VT-737SP
Tube preamp
Mic / Line / Instrument


The machine itself is not very complicated to use. The settings are more traditional, as well as EQ for the compressor. Small grip needed to tame ... as with any machine.


I did used this machine only live but repeatedly. I find the color in the upper midrange very unpleasant to some sources (including voice). I mean a certain hardness see aggression in some cases despite a slightly soft side of the preamp. I once more turned off and I preferred the punch of a Midas or Soundcraft serie5.

Cons by a beautiful bottom. Heat to a beautiful 80-100Hz.

The EQ is not dangerous but can bring color to the source Treaty. For cleaning certain area of ​​spectrum that does not work. Lack of radicalism for some use I think.

Compressor unusable live in the studio I do not know.

To conclude, I greatly appreciated on source type bass, Fender Rhodes, ie on sources naturally velvety. The preamp is poorly suited to sources deserve a punch (voice).


The price is attractive for a channel strip but seems overpriced for a machine with audio performance rather average and slightly flexible.

vinc13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Avalon VT-737SP
See doc, or cf. internet, or cf. a few posts below ...


Configuration level. is standard. We find all the features of a preamp (in addition to the exciting harmonic but hey, hey ... 1500 euros)

The knobs are good quality and the finish is quite good, it seems to be quite strong.


- The preamp is pretty good, see good. The lamps are playing their role, even we all know (sic) that the lamps are not a guarantee of quality and a good preamp a transistor is often more effective. The Trident S20 is much better for my taste, has more color and "Warm" hottest what, and no lights ...

- The compressor is pretty good, although frankly it's still soft ... Besides a Millennia, Avalon is dropped. That said, a rather soft voice is quite nice, and management of a good attack time can make things rather interesting.

- The EQ on when it was pretty good. more accurately and efficiently. Its color is nice.


Having used this preamp in the studio several times, then live several times, I got an opinion about sharing. The rendering seems pretty good overall, but given the list price, it loses its charisma. So of course, in this type of product, you pay dearly Avalon brand and hype.

Left to put the award, a duo toft / Distressor seems more effective for my taste. And even if it means putting a bit more, you can have a very good thing in millennia.

I personally do not buy one. My S20/distressor duo is much better, more distinctive, and possibility, the burst Distressor all.