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Controls and Features of the VSP-2
10-position Grayhill Rotary switch with 6db step increments. The full range of the unit is 12-72db
Fine Gain control
41 click Alps 0-6db fine gain trim
Switch that engages low-cut input filter 12db/oct at 80hz or 120 HZ.
Signal & Clip LED
This LED either indicates Green for a reasonable signal level presence at the output or red for close to Overload. There is no in-between orange state to indicate clipping clearly.
- 6dBu to 19dBu at the output of the VSP-2 >>>> reasonable output level
+19dBu at the output of the VSP-2 >>>> close to clipping level
Note: The maximum output of the VSP-2 is +24dbU, the red clipping led indicates the maximum capable input level of most common converters and analog gear.
This is an unbalanced input for guitar, bass, samples, etc. This unbalanced input goes directly to the TWIN OPA input without using any circuitry in-between. (Real DI Input). Simply throw the toggle switch and you're off. The output is muted when switching to avoid loud clicks in your monitors.
48V switches ramped phantom power.
Pads the input signal 20dB down. The pad does not affect the input impedance of the VSP-2! The pad circuitry is switched out of the Input stage completely when disabled.
Please use the Pad for the gain Settings 12dB-18db-24dB and 30dB only!!! The Pad does not effect the sound of your signal but settings like 54dB with Pad engaged e.G. will worsen your signal to noise ratio.
Reverses the polarity of the preamp's output.
The heart of the VSP-2 – the discrete OP AMP 1976
99% of all newer designs use an I-ntegrated C-ircuit for this job which makes production easy and cost extensive.
Here's the big difference!
The Vertigo Sound 1976 is a fully DISCRETE OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER
This very well thought out classic circuitry together with the Jensen JT16 transformer and Panasonic Coupling Caps plus the specific choice of components of the OP Amp gives you a fresh, punchy precise colorful sound without sounding dull or nasty at anytime.
• Dual Mono Mic pre with 1,5K input impedance
• Jensen Balanced In. That 1646 Balanced Out
• Dynamic Range: 116 db @ 36dB Gain
• Frequency response: 10 Hz … 35 kHz (+– 1db) @ 36dB Gain
• Max. Output Level: + 24 dBu / 600 Ohm balanced floating
• Noise: -81dBu (20 Hz – 22 kHz – unweighted, RMS) @ 36 db Gain