A Designs EM-EQ2 Equalizer
Following the success of its EM-PEQ 500 Series equalizer module, A-Designs Audio is proud to now announce the availability of a new two-channel rack-mounted version known as the EM-EQ2.
The EM-EQ2 is a dual-mono equalizer housed in a rugged, all-metal 2U chassis. Sonically nodding to the classic Pultec EQP-1A sound, the EM-EQ2 utilizes the same discrete Class AB amplifier found in A-Designs’ popular solid-state EM-PEQ and Pacifica mic pres, putting a slightly unique twist on the classic filter design of yesteryear. That aside, the EM-EQ2 faithfully preserves the EQ section design, control layout and wonderfully smooth musicality of the original Pultec unit.
Additional features include a nickel core output transformer, Wima caps, and a true hard bypass. Instead of using common off-the-shelf chokes, A-Designs uses a custom tapped inductor wound to the same values as the 500 Series EM-PEQ. Fully balanced, noise-free performance with modern impedance specs make for intuitive operation and quick studio integration.
“The original EQP-1A has long been revered by both recording and mastering engineers for its ability to improve the sound of literally anything running through it,” says A-Designs Audio’s Peter Montessi. “The much more affordable EM-EQ2 is our take on that classic design with all of the same freq settings and inductors that made the Pultec a must-have for capturing the bottom end. This product is perfect for those engineers who are looking to add some vibe to their ITB tracks or two-buss but prefer to use standard rack-mount gear instead of 500 Series modules.”
|Dual mono, three-band band, Pultec-style EQ
|Faithfully preserves the EQ section design, controls, and musicality of the Pultec EQP-1
|Boost: 0dB to +10dB
|Attenuate: 0dB to -10dB
|Attenuate high band: 5k, 10k, 20kHz
|Vary bandwidth/boost mid to high band: 3k, 4k, 5k, 6k, 10k, 12k, 16kHz
|Boost/attenuate low band: at 20Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz, or 100Hz
|True hard bypass
|A-Designs proprietary, custom-wound tapped Inductor
|A-Designs proprietary nickel core output transformer
|Rugged 2U metal housing with custom-milled faceplate and control knobs
|Big jewel power indicator lamp with heavy duty Carling power toggle switch