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A Designs Hammer 2 Dual-Mono 3-Band Equalizer

Dual-mono, three-band equalizer that's most at home on the main mix outputs, but is also an outstanding tool for tracking - ingenious filtering system passes musical 2nd order tube harmonics while eliminating unwanted noise - just the heating blanket your DAW needs
MFR# HAMMER 2 EQ

Product Description

The A-Designs Hammer 2 couldn't be easier to use. Its overall frequency range covers 30Hz to 40kHz. Each channel features six detented rotary controls: three frequency selector knobs (Lo, Mid, Hi) which are stepped switches for easy recall, each with an accompanying gain knob providing continuously variable boost or cut of 12dB. Each band has a selectable center frequency, and overlaps with the other bands in such a way that makes for a seamless transition throughout the entire spectrum. Each channel also features individual toggle switches for EQ In/Out as well as Lo Cut (84Hz) and Hi Cut (8kHZ), filters that allow engineers to perform utilitarian EQ chores while still being able to bring the full power of The Hammer's three bands to bear. Mainly intended as a "broad stroke" equalizer, the HM2EQ's bandwidth (Q) is self-adjusting (floating), based on a combination of the amount of gain applied and the dynamics and frequency content of the program material.

The Hammer's unique ability to have its Q "move with the music" is one the keys to its incredible musical performance, and is another reason why it's difficult to make the Hammer sound bad at any frequency or gain setting. Along with its innovative tube-harmonic filtering circuit, a pair of carefully selected 12AT7 tubes (offering the most consistent control of any tube) and a custom heavy duty toroidal power transformer add the final touches to the Hammer's signal path.

Like its twin - the A-Designs "Nail" compressor - the Hammer features a black, custom-milled, brushed faceplate sporting custom-milled aluminum control knobs, a heavy-duty Carling toggle power switch, and a big blue jewel power indicator lamp- overall, a stunning combination of modern-retro looks that jump out of the rack.

The Hammer is an inspired design whose sonic signature is far greater than the sum of its components. Perfectly happy in tracking applications or as an insert effect on individual channels, it is the ultimate full-range finishing device for sub-mixes and master outputs. After all, what audio toolbox would be complete without a Hammer?

Features:

  • World-class, three-band, dual-mono tube/hybrid equalizer
  • Designed to sound highly musical for larger EQ functions typically found on expensive mastering
  • Smooth, super-fidelity EQ, suitable for very high-end applications
  • Beautiful-sounding broad EQ-shaping across several octaves with no adverse effect on tone
  • Clean and airy high end
  • Warmth, transparency, and quality sound
  • Detened boost and cut controls
  • Fixed frequency settings with highly musical overlapping bands and floating “Q”
  • Low-cut and high-cut filters and bypass
  • Transformer-less 12AT7 output tubes
  • Custom-milled aluminum knobs and faceplate with EQ in/out, low-cut, and high-cut toggle switches
  • Heavy-duty Carling power toggle switch

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Tube or Solid StateTube/Solid State Hybrid
ChannelsDual-Channel
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Input ConnectorsAnalog XLR
Output ConnectorsAnalog XLR

Product Reviews

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This EQ is amazing. The characteristics it gives a signal is perfect. Just turn it on with all knobs at unity and you will hear a difference.

By Albert L on February 6, 2019

One of the best sounding equalizer I had the chance to use, very musical, elegant! We are loving the Hammer 2 here at Family Music Studios - Brasil!

By Helen V on January 13, 2019

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