The EM-PEQ is a 500 Series module that sonically nods to the classic
Pultec EQP-1A sound.
The classic all-tube Pultec EQP-1A goes down on the record books as one
of the most venerated equalizers of all time, cherished by recording
and mastering engineers for its almost mythical ability to improve the
sound of just about anything running through it. Finally, after much
research and development, A-Designs Audio announces that it has managed
to capture much of the essence of the famed EQ in a new product - and
one that fits in a compact 500 Series module frame size, no less!
Dubbed the EM-PEQ, A-Designs Audio was able to 'shrink' this highly
sought after filter design into the now red-hot 500 Series format
without compromise to either build quality or sonics.
The EQ section design and control layout of the classic EQP-1A has been
meticulously maintained, as well as its wonderfully smooth musicality.
Makeup amplification is achieved through the use of the same discrete
Class AB amplifier found in A-Designs Audio's popular solid-state
Pacifica mic pre, putting a slightly unique twist on the classic design
of yesteryear. Additional features include a nickel core output
transformer, gold Grayhill rotary switches, Wima caps, and a true hard
bypass. Instead of using common off-the-shelf chokes, A-Designs uses a
custom-wound tapped inductor wound to the original values. Fully
balanced, noise-free operation with modern impedance specs make for
dummy- proof operation and fast studio integration.
The new EM-PEQ is an approved APIŽ 'VPR Alliance' product and may
be used in Brent Averill Enterprises racks and A-Designs Audio's 500
HR. The EM-PEQ does require 48v to operate so please check your racks
for this feature.