When Pulse Techniques released the Pultec EQP-1 equalizer in the mid-’50s, they changed the face of the recording world forever. These days, Pultec is a household name throughout the industry, and there are dozens of Pultec-style passive EQ clones on the market right now — but nothing can truly replace the sound of a real Pultec EQ.
In early 2000, that same philosophy drove electrical engineer and materials scientist Steve Jackson to revive the Pultec name, one component at a time. Determined to re-create Eugene Shenk’s original EQP-1 topography with perfect authenticity (and Shenk’s blessing), Jackson searched the world for each specific part of the EQP-1’s unique circuitry. Rather than compromise when he came across a component he was unable to source, Jackson electrically, mechanically, and chemically profiled the missing component to custom-build his own replacements. Talk about dedication!
It took over 10 years, countless hours, and immeasurable dedication, but it finally paid off. Steve Jackson’s new EQP-1A3 program equalizer swept the recording industry off its feet, and it was immediately heralded by many of the top names in recording as the only true Pultec EQ on the market. Since then, Pultec has added several exciting new models to their lineup, including the popular MEQ-5 midrange EQ, versions sporting the API 2520 line amp, and an extensive range of mastering products. At Sweetwater, we’re impressed by Steve Jackson’s dedication as well as the amazing line of equalizers he has reintroduced to the recording world. It’s an honor to be the exclusive U.S. dealer for Pultec products.