Pultec MEQ-5-SS EQ with API Gain Stage

1-channel, 3-band Solid State Midrange Equalizer with Switchable Frequency Selection
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Pultec MEQ-5-SS EQ with API Gain Stage
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Not a Clone, Not an Emulation, This is a Real Pultec EQ!

Use the Pultec MEQ-5-SS midrange equalizer to fine-tune this crucial frequency range in your mixes, while adding undeniable Pultec vibe too. The MEQ-5-SS dedicates its existence to everything between 500Hz and 7kHz. Thats where your vocal tracks are most vibrant, where your guitars have girth and body, and generally where mixes either shine or fall flat. And because this version trades the traditional tubes for an API 2520 op-amp makeup-gain stage, it's easy to add a sonic shine to any track with the Pultec MEQ-5-SS midrange equalizer.

Pultec MEQ-5-SS Midrange Equalizer at a Glance:
  • Thank Pultec for decades of amazing recordings
  • API 2520 op-amp for a different flavor of Pultec EQ
  • A time-proven solution for your mix's crucial midrange
Thank Pultec for decades of amazing recordings

Magical tools revered for their ability to improve the sound of audio simply by passing signal through them, Pultec equalizers like the MEQ-5-SS are the stuff of legend. You've heard them on countless hits. Rare vintage units cost a pretty penny - if you can find one in good working order. So naturally, there have been many hardware and software "re-creations" over the years. Well, now you can grace your recordings with the sweet sound of the MEQ-5-SS: a genuine, made-in-America Pultec EQ.

API 2520 op-amp for a different flavor of Pultec EQ

While every other aspect is the same as original Pultecs, the MEQ-5-SS employs the legendary API 2520 op-amp for its makeup gain stage instead of the traditional tubes. Many would say this gives the MEQ-5-SS a less-colored sound than the tube-based version, while retaining the exceptional musicality and richness Pultec EQs are loved for.

A time-proven solution for your mix's crucial midrange

Long story short, a detailed, vibrant, rich midrange is what separates world-class mixes from the rest. It's where most of the sonic excitement of your mix lives, and the MEQ-5-SS gives you two bands of boost and one attenuation band to shape it just right. The sound is amazing, and with a little experimentation you'll be enhancing vocal intelligibility and beefing up guitars with incredibly musical results.

Pultec MEQ-5-SS Midrange Equalizer Features:
  • Single-channel, 3-band midrange equalizer built exactly like the original, legendary Pultec units
  • Combines the vintage character of original Pultecs with the reliability of modern design
  • API 2520 op-amp for makeup gain is a distinct sonic alternative than the tube-based version
  • Incredibly low noise floor for a pure sound
  • Fantastic EQ for guitars, vocals, woodwinds, and other midrange-rich material
  • Separate boost and cut bands provide surprising creative potential
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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Number of Channels 1
Bypass Yes
Inputs 1 x XLR
Outputs 1 x XLR
Number of Bands 3
Boost/Cut Range +10dB low-mid boost, +8dB high-mid boost, -10dB midrange attenuation
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Freq Range Hi-Mid 1.5kHz-5kHz
Freq Range Mid 200Hz-7kHz
Freq Range Lo-Mid 200Hz-1kHz
Rack Spaces 2U
Height 3.5"
Width 19"
Manufacturer Part Number MEQ-5-SS

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