Helios Vintage Type 79 Mic Pre/EQ Pair (Vintage)

Pair of legendary 70s British mic pre/EQs

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Original light green three-band Type 79 mic pre/EQs with Sowter transformers. Optional Vintage King two-channel rack is available – call for details on pricing.


  • Mic input: 16db to 76db in 6db stepped increments
  • Line input: -10 to +10 db
  • Low pass filter: 8, 12, 15 KhZ
  • High pass filter: 40, 80, 120 hZ
  • Low freq: 40 Hz to 700 Hz continuously variable
  • Mid freq: 700 Hz to 7 kHz continuously variable
  • High freq: 7 kHz to 17 kHz continuously variable
  • Phase, line, -18db pad, and EQ switches

Renowned Helios coloration, with open, punchy pres that add size to the source. The three-band sweepable EQ ranges from 30Hz to 17k, providing a round low end without being too fluffy, sweet mids and an open top end. The perfect compliment to Neve and API gear.

Some of the greatest albums of the 70s were made on Helios consoles, including Led Zeppelin, The Stones, The Who, Humble Pie, Bad Company, or anything cut in the Rolling Stones Mobile truck.

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Condition Used / Vintage
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Channels Dual-Channel
Chassis Other Module
Direct Input No
Digital I/O No

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