Put V72 Preamp Gain
Into Your Arsenal
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THE SOUND OF THE ORIGINAL V72 MODULES
Inspired by the V72 modules originally built for the German Radio Network, the WT-72 offers 56 dB of gain, which can be driven by a microphone or line level source. The vintage modules only offered 34 dB of gain, so an additional 22 dB of gain is made in the WT-72 with small adjustments to the circuit while maintaining the most sought after tone and character we have all come to love.
The performance of a high-quality mu-metal shielded input and heavy duty output transformer as well as the output plate choke helps provide the character of its vintage inspiration!
Transformer balanced input and output give the WT-72 the character of the original
Audio passes through two EF86 tubes giving 56 dB of gain
A plate choke feeding the output EF86 provides large output swings at low distortion.
When "Line" is selected from the XLR IN switch, a 36 dB pad is placed before the input TX.
August 7, 2020
I Use the WT-72 Almost Every Day
I love this thing on acoustic guitar. Adjectives? Cohesive and musical. And I love that it sounds very different than my other pres. I also use it on kick drum all the time. (Am I supposed to do that? I don't care--it sounds great!) Do looks matter? Maybe they shouldn't but the WT-72 looks impressive in the rack. And the DI feature is the icing on the cake. If you're looking to step outside of the usual Neve/API pre sounds without spending a fortune the WT-72 is a great option.
August 2, 2020
Big Boy Unit
I was excited to find an affordable V72 style mic preamp. I always wanted one but was concerned about age and price. The WT-72 sounds amazing, so thick, warm, and present. Eric knows what he's doing and pays attention to detail and build quality. It's simple, yet has the features you need. This unit real shines on whatever you put into it. It's a big boy product that should probably cost more, but let's keep that quiet!
July 31, 2020
It had been years since I worked in a studio with legendary V72's, and they had always been on the back of my mind - but price and reliability were the things that always seemed to hold me back from buying a pair. When I heard rumor that Eric / Locomotive / Weight Tank was releasing a version, it was a no brainer for me. I immediately purchased when they became available, an I have not regretted it for a second. I would call their vibe a luxurious sonic tapestry of goodness. Combine that with an above average high quality build, superlative sound, excellent customer service, and the RIGHT features - I wanted a LINE input - and you have a winner on your hands. I have 2, and someday I'll probably have 4. They get used on vocals, acoustic guitars, percussion, drums, subgroups and individual tracks when mixing, and two buss as well - pretty much everything. Love em. Thanks WTank!!