Great River MAQ-2NV

Stereo Mastering EQ with 4 Independent Bands and Discrete Class A Balanced Output
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Great River MAQ-2NV
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Modern spin on a classic design!

With the MAQ-2NV, Great River offers a stereo mastering equalizer that is based on vintage 1081/1083 models, but with features that let it be a bit more adaptable into the DAW world. The MAQ-2NV sports a 1/4" TRS -10dBv output for easy "no latency" monitoring with a DAW. The MAQ-2NV is the EQ for discriminating ears.

MAQ-2NV At-a-Glance:
  • Vintage Design With Modern Improvements
  • Versatile Control Options
Vintage Design With Modern Improvements

The MAQ-2NV is a stereo mastering equalizer based on the much-respected EQ-2NV. This two-rack-space digitally controlled analog parametric EQ offers similar topology to vintage 1081/1083 models, but with welcome improvements. Newly designed Class-A discrete single-ended amplifiers and true inductor/capacitor (L/C) circuitry add greater clarity and dynamic range to the musicality of the vintage-era models. The MAQ-2NV also has a discrete high-current Class-A balanced output stage.

Versatile Control Options

Built to satisfy personal requests from mastering engineers who have heard the EQ-2NV, it features extended high and low frequency ranges, EQ gain switches, linkable channel control, and very low frequency highpass filters. Each channel's four EQ band gain switches range in 1/2-dB steps from 0 to +/-3dB, and 1dB steps from +/-3 to +/- 8dB, and each band has separate pushbutton bypass switches. There are Left and Right channel bypass switches, the channel highpass filter frequencies are 15, 20, 25, 32, 40, and 50Hz, and the Link switch sets both channels from the left channel controls for identical EQ curves. As in the EQ-2NV, the front panel input selector/sensitivity switch offers the option of using the signal from the MAQ-2NV's transformer-coupled line input (ranging from +8dbm to -20dbm), or the patched signal from an NV preamp or other device.

Great River MAQ-2NV Features:
  • Stereo, discrete Class A design with LC topology
  • Multiple In/Out connections
  • XLR balanced line in and out
  • 1/4" -10dbV output for 'no-latency' DAW monitoring
  • TRS 1/4" insert patch point
  • Precision gain switches offer complete reset capabilities
  • Link switch allows identical parameters for each channel (set from left channel)
  • Wide range of input sensitivity from +8dbm to -20dbm with selection between line in and insert patch point
  • Simple pushbutton selection between Q positions and peak/shelf
  • 4 bands independently enabled with +/-8db boost/cut
  • Hi and low bands selectable between peaking and shelving
  • Hi-mid and low-mid bands each have 3 selectable Q positions
  • 3rd order selectable frequency highpass filter
  • Hardwire bypass of equalizer section
  • Internal low-noise shielded power supply (externally selectable for 110/220 volt; 50/60Hz)
  • 3 year warranty with registration
  • Two rack space with internal power supply
Great River MAQ-2NV - Master your audio with a vintage-voiced EQ!

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Tech Specs

Number of Channels 2
Bypass Yes
Inputs 2 x XLR
Outputs 2 x XLR
Number of Bands 4
Q Type Selectable
Boost/Cut Range ±7
Freq Range High 3.3kHz-22kHz
Freq Range Hi-Mid 1.5kHz-8.2kHz
Freq Range Lo-Mid 220Hz-1200Hz
Freq Range Low 22Hz-330Hz
High Pass Filter Yes
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Width 19"
Manufacturer Part Number MAQ-2NV

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See also: Great River, Great River Parametric EQ, Great River Mastering, Great River Parametric EQ