EQ5169 | Classic Baxandall 3 Band Equalizer from 80’s
- Get The Sound of Classic Recording EQ from 80’s
- Inspired by Famous Swiss Console Design
- Made with Vintage NOS Integrated Circuits
- Coupled with Custom HRK Transformer
- 3 Frequency Settings for Low Band
- 3 Frequency Settings for High Band
- Sweepable Mids: 200Hz – 8kHz
- +/-15dB Boost/Cut for Each Band
- Direct Sale – Save on Distributors Fee!
This is the EQ5169 matched pair offer – two units with Matched EQ curves.
Everybody loves the sound of Valve Recording Equipment from 50’s and 60’s or the Classic Transistor Mic Preamps from 70’s. But what with the Signature Sound of the 80’s?
This decade has a place in the history of Music Production. This was the time when the integrated circuits became quite popular. Silicon Opamps encapsulated in the metal cans replaced the discrete circuitry, creating a new type of sound featured in many Greatest Hits from the ’80s!
The EQ5169 is most probably the Only EQ which uses Vintage NOS Integrated Circuits. The same integrated circuits which were used in the late ’70s and early ’80s in the Studio Recording Equipment. Those components created the characteristic sound of old consoles from the ’80s due to the limited bandwidth and specific distortion performance.
Early IC Opamps was the essential ingredient of the 80’s Sound! The EQ5169 you can get the Genuine Sound of the ’80s in your Recording Studio!
HRK Custom Transformers
The Output of the EQ5169 is coupled with specially designed custom HRK Transformer. Because of limited space in the 500 module, HRK Custom Transformers became smaller, maintaining no-compromise performance.
All HRK transformers provide the sweet-spot sonic characteristic with pristine detail reproduction. The goal of the design process was to create the transformer which will deliver a balance between the transparency and colouration typical for transformer stages.
The success was achieved by outside-the-box thinking during the design process and the use of selected custom materials.
NOS Integrated Circuits
The EQ5169 is made with original NOS Integrated Circuits manufactured in the 70s and 80s.
This is a unique feature of our product!
Which means that you will get the most authentic tone of the 169 type EQ.
Musical EQ Inspired by Swiss Design
The EQ5169 a three-band EQ with the quasi-parametric Mids Control inspired by very popular classic Swiss console design.
Although the EQ5169 may look simple, it gives almost infinite creative possibilities thanks to the musical EQ curves and the intuitive controls.
The LOW and HIGH Bands have three frequency settings selectable by three-position toggle switches.
The sweepable MID section covers the frequencies between 200Hz and 8kHz. All 3 Bands have a boost/cut range of +/- 15dB.
The EQ5169 is very easy to use even for beginners and it is a valuable addition to any professional studio setup.
Demo Videos are showing the previous version with Colour Knobs.
The new Black Knob version is sonically identical to the previous version.