Last week on the blog, we covered all of the different microphones deals happening during the Vintage King Summer Sale. As we roll on to week two of our Summer Sale, we turn our attention to things that will shape, bend, and change your audio... That's right, we're talking outboard gear. Pick up some new gear during our Summer Sale and beat the heat by cranking out the hottest tunes of the year in your air-conditioned studio! Continue below to check out these deals on some of our most popular preamps, EQs, compressors, and more. Hurry, these deals only last through Monday, June 24th!
Pultec EQP-500X Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Pultec Modeled after the Pultec EQP-1A3-SS and EQP-153-SS, the EQP-500X lets you capture those classic Pultec EQ curves right from your lunchbox. Not to be confused with the EQP-1A, the EQP-500X utilizes an op-amp based on the classic API 2520, for an incredibly open, punchy sound.
BAE 1073MP Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Select BAE Audio Modeled after the legendary Neve 1073 preamp, the 1073MP is a supped-up rack-mountable version of BAE’s best-selling 1272 preamp with an array of useful new features like phase reverse, impedance selectors and more. Equipped with the same transformers and 283 amp card as the original 1073, the 1073MP delivers a fat low-end with a silky-smooth top-end that sounds great on any instrument.
Rupert Neve Designs 511 Summer Sale Deal: Save With Bundles From Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics During our Summer Sale, Rupert Neve Designs has some unique bundles that will help you save when picking up new gear. When you purchase the trusty 511 module (Rupert's legendary mic pre design with Silk Control), you'll also receive a free sE Electronics 4400a large diaphragm condenser microphone.
Burl Audio B4 Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Burl Audio The Burl Audio B4 packs four studio-quality preamps with state-of-the-art converters into a compact daughter card designed for the Burl Audio Mothership. Equipped with Burl’s legendary BX6 input transformers and BOPA14 op-amp, the B4 is sure to be one of the most flexible preamps in your rack. Record at low levels to capture a crisp, clean sound, or crank up the input gain for rich, warm analog saturation.
Black Box HG-2 Summer Sale Deal: $299 Off The Black Box HG-2 The Black Box HG-2 is a distortion unit inspired by the Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture. Equipped with Cinemag input transformers, a 6U8A Pentode tube stage and a set of 12AX7 tubes, the HG-2 adds saturation, harmonics and compression to line-level signals. A three-way “Freq. Select” switch adds an array of tonal options for dialing in growling lows, barking mids and blistering highs.
Highland Dynamics BG2 Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Highland Dynamics The Highland Dynamics BG2 features an all-tube design that borrows components from other classic compressors, including models from Altec, RCA, and Gates. With British and American feedback modes, the BG2 offers plenty of flexibility for dialing in an array of sonic options—from pristine modern sounds to classic tube tone.
Overstayer M-A-S Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Overstayer The Overstayer M-A-S is a two-channel harmonics processor and tape simulator designed to add color, character and analog attitude to your tracks. Dial in the perfect tone with EQ controls, dual-stage distortion, and switchable harmonic emphasis. Fatten up basses, synths, drum machines or even full mixes using tape-stye compression.
Spectra 1964 C610 Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Spectra 1964 Inspired by the V610 Complimiter, the Spectra 1964 C610 is actually two devices in one — a stealthy peak limiter and a smooth, subtle compressor. But the best part is, you don’t have to choose between the two. With three modes of operation, the C610 can be used as a peak limiter, a compressor, or both. Perfect for tracking, mixing and mastering, the C610 offers unparalleled flexibility.
Standard Audio Level-Or MK2 Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Standard Audio The Standard Audio Level-Or MK2 is a new and improved version of the original 500 series JFET limiter, with new features like multiple distortion modes, additional release time options, and frequency response controls. Modeled after the Shure Level- Loc PA, the Level-Or MK2 delivers aggressive limiting and harmonic distortion in a compact package.
Maag EQ4m Mastering EQ Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Maag The Maag EQ4m Mastering EQ is a six-band-dual channel mastering EQ. Best known for its pristine-sounding “air” band, the EQ4m is perfect for adding brilliant, shimmer highs to your mixes. While the dedicated “Sub” band is great for adding tight, punchy lows. With four additional bands fixed at 40 Hz, 160 Hz, 650 Hz, and 2.5 kHz, the EQ4m is one of those magical EQs that sounds good no matter how you spin the knobs.
Neve 1073LB Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Neve Originally introduced in 1970, the Neve 1073 is perhaps the most iconic microphone preamp of all time. Known for its rich, fat, warm sound, the 1073 has been used on countless hit records. Neve's 1073LB has become one of Vintage King's best sellers of the past decade, as it brings the sounds of the 1073 to the popular 500 Series format. 
Petes Place BAC-500 Summer Sale Deal: 20% Off Pete's Place BAC-500 The Pete’s Place Audio BAC-500 squeezes the classic sound of your favorite feedback-style FET compressor into a compact 500 series package. With two discrete op-amps and a custom wound output transformer, the BAC offers a punchy, aggressive sound. With selectable ratios from two to infinity, and fully variable attack and release times, the BAC is capable of everything from soft subtle bus compression to blistering parallel compression or even pumping sidechain compression.
UK Sound 1173 Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off UK Sound Designed by top producer Warren Huart and gear designer Michael Stucker, the UK Sound 1173 combines two of the most legendary signal processors of all time into a single unit, a Neve style 1073 preamp and a Universal Audio 1176 FET compressor. The 1173 is basically a vocal chain in the box, equipped with everything you need to capture radio-ready sounds right at the source.
Wunder Audio Allotrope EQ Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Outboard Gear And Microphones In 1971, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame ordered a one-of-a-kind custom console named The Allotrope. Wonder Audio has spent years researching and improving on the original design to create the Allotrope EQ. Featuring a fully discrete Class-A design, the Allotrope delivers classic vintage tone. 
Acme Audio XLA-500 Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Select Acme Audio Based on Acme Audio’s best-selling Opticom XLA-3 MKII, the XLA-500 combines the best characteristics of three separate compression curves into a single 500 series module. Equipped with a single tube, Cinemag transformers, and a unique triple optoelectronic circuit, the XLA-500 delivers an authentic analog tone. Inspired by the Teletronix LA-2A, the XLA-500 improves upon the original design with intuitive attack and release settings for added versatility.
Shadow Hills Mono Gama Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Select Shadow Hills The Shadow Hills Mono Gama is a 500 series version of the beloved Golden Age Microphone Amp, with all of the same features and functionality of the original. While the input section is equipped with a Jensen transformer, you can choose between nickel, steel and discrete output transformers for a variety of tonal options. Who needs EQ, anyway?
Trident Audio A-Range 500 EQ Summer Sale Deal: 10% Off Select Trident Audio Trident's A-Range consoles are among the most storied desks in recording studio history. The A-Range 500 EQ plucks out the EQ portion of the famous console and makes it accessible for the 500 Series format. Each channel of the EQ features four selectable frequencies, in addition to a fader that allows boost up to 15 dB.
Vintage King Rack 500 Summer Sale Deal: Get a Free Vintage King Rack 500 When You Purchase Four 500 Series Modules Each Valued At $750 (Excludes Sale Items) If you've been looking to add some 500 Series modules to your studio, this Summer Sale deal is the right one for you. When you pick up any four 500 Series modules valued at $750+ (excludes any modules on sale), you'll receive our sturdy, powerful Vintage King Rack 500 for free!
Chris Karn If you're interested in any of these outboard gear Summer Sale deals, contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 866.644.0160.