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Pultec Launches 500 Series EQs And New Full Size Reissues

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Eric There have been 0 comments

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Throughout the years, Pultec has perfected EQ and now they are bringing it to the 500 Series format. Making their announcement at AES 2015, the storied brand is releasing smaller versions of the EQP-1A3-SS and EQP-1S3-SS to the exact specifications of the originals.

 

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EQP-500A
This new 500 Series module from PulTec scales down the exact specifications of the classic 2U EQP-1A3-SS. What kind of sounds can you expect? Heavy bass, perfect highs and an enveloping sense of warmth that is signature to the recordings of Motown and The Beatles. The EQP-500A will provide effortless control and flexibility over the high and low shelf.

Specifications:

20, 30, 60, 100 CPS (Hz) shelf boost, 0 - 13.5 dB

20, 30, 60, 100 CPS shelf attenuate, 0 - 17.5 dB

3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16 KCS (kHz) peak boost, 0 - 18 dB

5, 10, 20 KCS shelf attenuate, 0 - 16 dB

 

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EQP-500S
When it comes to rare Pultec models, the EQP-1S3 is one of the hardest to find. After reissuing the 2U version last year, the brand is condensing down this essential equalizer down to a 500 Series size called the EQP-500S. Engineers will find a modified low-frequency shelf and high-frequency shelf boost, along with punch that will be slightly forward in your recordings.

Specifications:

30, 40, 70, 100 CPS shelf boost, 0 - 13.5 dB

30, 40, 70, 100 CPS shelf attenuate, 0 - 17.5 dB

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 KCS peak boost, 0 - 18 dB;

5, 10 KCS shelf boost, 0 - 14 dB

5, 10, 20 KCS shelf attenuate, 0 - 16 dB

Both Pultec 500 Series modules will be shipping in late December and cost $1,295.00 per piece. Pre-order your EQP-500A and EQP-500S by clicking their respective links.

In addition to the 500 Series models, Pultec is also releasing reissues of two more storied EQs, the EQH-2 and EQP-1S. Thanks to the demands of Pultec fans from around the world, Dr. Steven Jackson has brought back these units to the exact specifications of their original counterparts.

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EQH-2
Introduced in 1956, the EQH-2 was created as a compact option to the EQP-1, which took up three rack spaces. The boost/attenuate curves match that of the EQP-1A, yet the shapes of the peak boost curves differ because of a different choice in Ls and Cs. The EQH-2 has fixed bandwidth for the high-frequency peak boost and a fixed high-frequency attenuation frequency of 10 kHz.

Specifications

20, 30, 60, 100 CPS shelf boost, 0 - 13.5 dB

20, 30, 60, 100 CPS shelf attenuate, 0 - 17.5 dB

3, 5, 8, 10, 12 KCS peak boost, 0 - 18 dB;

10 KCS shelf attenuate, 0 - 16 dB

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EQP-1S
The EQP-1S have the same wide-bandwidth line amp as the EQP-1A/EQP-1A3 units, but have modified low-frequency boost/attenuate response curves, adding two additional peak boost frequencies, and more importantly add two high-frequency shelf boost curves to the sonic palette.

Specifications

30, 40, 70, 100 CPS shelf boost, 0 - 13.5 dB

30, 40, 70, 100 CPS shelf attenuate, 0 - 17.5 dB

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 KCS peak boost, 0 - 18 dB;

5, 10 KCS shelf boost, 0 - 14 dB

5, 10, 20 KCS shelf attenuate, 0 - 16 dB

Both new Pultec reissues will be shipping in January 2016. The EQH-2 ($3,295.00) and EQP-1 ($4,195.00) are available for pre-order by clicking their respective links here.


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