June 14, 2024

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D.W. Fearn | Hazelrigg Industries, designers of distinguished high performance vacuum tube professional audio gear, have announced the release of the all-new Hazelrigg Industries VNE Compressor.
The VNE is a handcrafted, single channel compressor designed to elegantly control dynamics without negatively impacting the tonal qualities of the source material. Featuring an all Class-A vacuum tube audio path and driven by a uniquely precise Pulse Width Modulation control circuit, the result is an audio tool that is ideally suited to both recording and mixing and will add D.W. Fearn’s trademark magic to any track on any song in any genre. “With immersive delivery systems such as Dolby ATMOS becoming the norm, each individual sound source in a recording resides in its own space,” explain George and Geoff Hazelrigg. “The VNE has been designed to enhance the power and clarity of any vocal or instrument source and give today’s engineer the tools needed to compete in an evolving market.”

Award-winning engineer/producer Brian Moncarz has had his hands on a VNE for several recent sessions, and reports, “This is a tube compressor that sounds incredibly musical on any source. I’ve always loved the D.W. Fearn VT-7, and the VNE delivers the same kind of smooth and bold performance. Whether I was going for subtle compression or super-aggressive squashing, it handled everything I fed through it with huge sonics that really helped vocals and instruments gel in a complex production. It’s an absolute pleasure to use.”


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • -3dB at 5Hz and 65kHz
  • THD: less than 0.07%
  • Signal to Noise Radio: better than 80dB
  • Pulse Width Modulation Compression as employed in the D.W. Fearn VT-7
  • Transformer Coupled Input and Output
  • All-Tube Signal Path
  • Front Panel Output Level Indicator
  • Front Panel Gain Reduction Meter
  • Rear Panel Balanced Line Input (XLR)
  • Rear Panel Balanced Line Output (XLR)
  • 7 Year Warranty (90 days for vacuum tubes)
  • Hand Crafted in the USA
  • MSRP $4500

 As with all D.W. Fearn and Hazelrigg Industries offerings, each VNE is hand-built in the USA with hand-selected components and is protected by a seven year warranty. For more information, please visit www.dwfearn.com

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