Mercury EQ-H2 – No Longer Available
The EQ-H2, like the mono version EQ-H1, is more punchy and robust andhas a slight push in the low end and lower midrange. The EQ-P2, like themono version EQ-P1, is more open and silky, and equally adds warm tohighs, mids and lows of your source. Although both sound amazing on anyapplication and are both multi-purpose tools (equalizers) in the studio,if you had both you could then choose between applications. The MercuryEQ-H2 is warm and fluid but a bit "thicker" than the EQ-P2, thus shineson thickening (and pushing forward in the mix) your Vocals, Bass, Kick,Snare, and Acoustic Guitar etc... The Mercury EQ-P2 is great forShaping and adding ‘air’ to your vocals, Acoustic instruments, Guitar,Piano etc... and is magical strapped across your two buss to addmusicality to you mix.
- Low Frequency Select (CPS; Cycles per second): 20, 30, 60, 100, 200 Hz
- Low Frequency Boost Control: Shelf Boost, 0dB to +13dB
- Low Frequency Attenuate Control: Shelf Atten. 0dB to -17dB
- High Frequency Select (KCS; kilocycles per second ): 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16 kHz
- High Frequency Boost Control: Shelf Boost, 0dB to +16dB
- High Frequency Attenuate Control: 10k Shelf Attenuate, 0dB to -16db
- Tubes: 1x 12AX7 and 7 1x 12AU7, per channel
- Rack Size: 2U
Now in this modern age of digital recording, where the source you putinto the DAW is exactly what you have on the track, with no roundededges, no slight compression and none of the “pixie dust” that came withanalog tape, the Mercury family of equalizers are needed more than everto help add the musicality, warmth and tone to your tracks that we haveall treasured.
EQ-H2 vs EQ-P2
Simply, the key to the tone of these two circuits is it’s amplifier, andMercury EQ-H2 and EQ-P2 have different amplifiers to make up the gainlost by the passive equalizer circuit, thus it has a different tone.Meaning the EQ-H2 and EQ-P2 sound different on the same application, andhave a different reaction to the same instrumentation or voice.
The EQ-H2, like the mono version EQ-H1, is more punchy and robust andhas a slight push in the low end and lower midrange. The EQ-P2, like themono version EQ-P1, is more open and silky, and equally adds warmth tohighs, mids and lows of your source. Although both sound amazing on anyapplication and are both multi-purpose tools (equalizers) in the studio,if you had both you could then choose between applications.
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