A Designs EM-PEQ

500 Series Pultec-style EQ Module
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A Designs EM-PEQ
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A compact and powerful Pultec-style EQ!

The A Designs EM-PEQ card 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. With the EM-PEQ, A Designs was able to 'shrink' this highly sought after filter design and fit it to their R 52 rackmountable module. Classic sound with modern thinking, that's the EM-PEQ!

A Designs EM-PEQ at a Glance:
  • The merging of past and present
  • Built from the finest components available

The merging of past and present
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' popular solid-state Pacifica mic pre, putting a slightly unique twist on the classic design of yesteryear.

Built from the finest components available
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 EM-PEQ is an approved API 'VPR Alliance' product and may also be used in Brent Averill Enterprises racks and A-Designs' R52.

A Designs EM-PEQ Features:
  • Classic Pultec sound in a compact box
  • Nickel core output transformer
  • Gold Grayhill rotary switches
  • Wima caps
  • True hard bypass
  • Custom-wound tapped inductor wound to the original values
  • Fully balanced, noise-free operation
  • Modern impedance specs
Classic sound with modern thinking, that's the A Designs EM-PEQ!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

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Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Number of Channels 1
Number of Bands 3-band
Bypass Yes
Q Type Fixed
Boost/Cut Range ±10dB
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Freq Range High 5kHz-20kHz
Freq Range Hi-Mid 3kHz-16kHz
Freq Range Low 20Hz-100Hz
Manufacturer Part Number EM PEQ

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