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Thoughts on Avalon VT-737 for live
Old 1st July 2020
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Thoughts on Avalon VT-737 for live

How well does the VT-737 hold up to touring? I’ve never carried outboard gear before but think this could be cool, since I already own it.
Old 1st July 2020
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it was hugely popular some 20+ years ago - i never quite got the hype and still favour other gear but since you own it, why not? (well, there are a couple of resons why not to use any analog gear in an otherwise all-digital environment which live sound has largely become but if you can run a cable straight into it...)
Old 1st July 2020
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Thanks @ deedeeyeah . I've seen them on tours with massive production budgets in recent years but wondering how they hold up compared to other outboard gear. I've never had an issue with mine but it's racked in my home studio.
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on large scale productions, it's entirely down to the taste of the foh engineer: some folks like avalon, others are more into millennia, focusrite, summit, tube tech, dbx, drawmer, grace design, manley, crane song or whatever - i've even seen gml...
Old 2nd July 2020
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Also depends what you're putting it into. If it's a Mackie, you may not hear the difference. If it's a mid to Pro board with great speakers tuned well, you might...
Old 9th July 2020
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I remember seeing Sloan at Maxwell’s in Hoboken about 10 years ago and seeing one in their live rack.
Old 9th July 2020
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I never used my 737 for live sound. But, I used my 747's constantly.
Unless it was outdoors in the rain. Then I'd use a RNC. Both great for live sound, IMHO. YMMV. Good luck.
Old 3rd November 2020
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1. It’s a little on the heavy side.
2. Tubes take at least 20 minutes to warm up to sound their best.
3. EQ section is really sweet sounding
Old 4th November 2020 | Show parent
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3. EQ section is really sweet sounding
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Wyn once told me the EQ was the best part
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these days the Shelford might be a better choice..sonically and only 1 rackspace
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