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Pope Audio BAX 2020 'Classic' 500 Series EQ & Drive
500 Series Baxendall style EQ and drive featuring a GAR2520 Class A input discrete op amp and a NE5532 balancing output op amp
The Pope Audio BAX 2020 Classic combines analog 'Hi' & 'Lo' frequency gain control, in a compact, fuss-free module. This version utilizes the GAR2520 DOA on the input, giving you a chance to "drive" the input stage to get the desired level of "flavor" from the DOA (Discrete Op Amp). An NE5532 DOA is used on the output. When not required in the signal path, the unit is in hard bypass, meaning that the signal is left 100% unaffected by the unit.
What is a Baxendall EQ?
The Baxendall equalizer is a simple shelving EQ, but unlike traditional shelving EQs, which have a steep rise above a set frequency (i.e. 2 kHz), a Baxandall shelving curve (named after Peter Baxandall) exhibits a gently rising slope (or falling if you are cutting at a certain frequency), which sounds a lot more natural. These gentle slopes also mean that the signal does not suffer so much phase distortion that other EQ designs can introduce.
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
|Module Type||500 Series|
|Module Slot Count||1 Slot|
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