Lindell Audio PEX-500 Passive EQ Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
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from Baltimore, MD
March 2, 2013Music Background:
Modern Pultec SoundI got a pair of these guys for mix bus action, and gotta say they sound great! You can easily get rid of low frequencies that muddy up your mix without cutting the low end punch. These eqs also added a nice color to the mix.
For roughly $600 for a pair, they are fantastic bang for your buck. These guys will be staying on my mix bus!
from Nashville Tn. USA
January 15, 2013Music Background:
STRAIGHT BUTTERI purchase a pair of Pex-500 eq's a couple of weeks ago from sweetwater, please to say absolutely know regrets. I use them on my stereo master buss and it just sculpt the entire mix leaving a pleasant sound that makes the ears stay to the speakers. A very natural feel with much warmth to low end and very smooth on the high end. The Lindelle hardware is definitely worth the money and the feel of the knobs and switches are very sturdy and smooth as you flip and turn them. I work in protools and I try and incorporate the analog gear to bring more depth and dynamics to my mixes. Until I got these Eq' I always felt something was missing from my mixes, but now They're complete! Cosmetic wise they look good mounted in 500 series rack mount chassis made by A Designs .Thanks Matt at sweetwater for keeping me informed on availability.
Swedish record producer Tobias Lindell is well known for his dedication to great sound. When he launched in 2010, his goal was to create equipment that suited his own working methods and satisfied his need for quality. Now he has brought that same dedication to the 500 Series format with three modules: the mic pre/EQ, the FET compressor, and the Pultec-style EQ. I had the opportunity to load all three up in an API lunchbox and take them for a spin.
The 7X-500 is Lindell's take on classic 1176-style compression, with all the expected features and controls. However, two additional features take it up a notch: a mix control for parallel compression and a sidechain with a highpass filter. The 7X-500 excels anywhere you'd use an 1176. I found the 7X-500 is especially awesome on drums, guitars, and vocals, but it is a great all-around compressor.
The PEX-500 is a Pultec-style EQ with both low and high bands, each with boost and cut controls. Being able to boost and cut in the same band allows you to create complex EQ curves, but the real power of the PEX-500 lies in the fat, punchy bottom and creamy top end it can produce. I used it on kick drum, snare drum, electric bass, and vocals -- everything simply sounded better running through the PEX-500.
The 6X-500 preamp/EQ offers a thick transformer-coupled sound with fat low end and smooth top end. The bonus is the inclusion of two boost-only bands of Pultec-style EQ, each with three frequency selections. There's 65dB of gain on tap, plus 48-volt phantom power, polarity reverse, and EQ bypass switches. This is a great-sounding preamp.
The Lindell Audio 500 Series modules offer incredible value -- at just $299.99 each, they're no-brainers for building a hybrid studio based around a DAW and a mixer or summing box. Check these out -- great audio awaits!