Featured Gear

Our Featured Gear selections, in our humble opinion, represent the best in cutting-edge, innovative technology in the market; we've combed through dozens of our top vendors' newest offerings so you don't have to. Call or email Parsons to learn more and to score a sweet deal on the best of the best.

Audio Technica ATM 710

Sometimes knowing what you are missing requires the courage to try something new.  Many of us are in the habit of reaching into the gig bag for that tired, truly beat up vocal mic we've used for years.  The Audio Technica ATM 710 is a chance to realize just how much you have been missing from your vocal sound. 

What you get from the ATM 710 is a clear, detailed extended range that has the right amount of intelligibility for your PA.  The vocalist will notice it immediately in the in-ears as well.  Admittedly, with most mics, it only takes a second for us to want to reach for the nearest EQ.  Not in this case!  Other than the typical low end roll off, you achieve the sound you want with very little effort.  The 710 is a cardioid condenser mic with a super hot output level.  It has 80Hz rolloff and 10db pad switches on-board.  If you struggle to get the vocals on top of the mix or you like a clear sound, this is a mic you should really own.  As always, your mileage may vary.  

Send us an email or call Parsons at (781) 431-8708 to arrange a test drive and judge for yourself.

Direct Boxes

Parsons Audio deals with every aspect of professional audio.  Recently, people have been asking about USB direct boxes.  So what's the deal here?  A USB direct box should be in every A/V or sound guy's kit if you ever deal with computer audio.  This type of direct box takes the audio from a computer (which is a noisy, RF filled environment), converts it with a higher quality DA, isolates it, and balances it for your PA system.  The other nice thing about this is it also blocks any phantom power accidents from happening and lets you switch to mono if you prefer.  What about the drivers?  There is no need to load audio drivers onto modern day operating systems so it's plug and play!

If you are ready to connect, reach out to Parsons Audio via phone (781) 431-8708 or send us an email.

D.W. Fearn VT-7

Behind every engineer who has spent a lifetime looking for the perfect gear, there's a trail of equipment that was too good a deal to pass up.  It might have been better if we had, but lessons must be learned.

If you have been hunting for the one compressor that will never make you regret your choice, we would like to suggest one that all of us at Parsons are proud to have in our stable of great gear - The D.W. Fearn VT-7 Vacuum Tube Stereo Compressor.  The D.W. Fearn adds the glue we all want for a mix and still manages to sound the way silk feels.  If you have heard it, you know.  If you haven't, it's time!  Contact us at Parsons Audio for a test drive via email here or on the phone at (781) 431-8708.