$499.00 $389.00 ex. VAT

  • Mix and Match HRK 500 Products!
Promo Qty Discount
500 Mix & Match 2 - 3 10%
500 Mix & Match 4 - 5 15%
500 Mix & Match 6 + 20%


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.

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.

Review Video:

Demo Video


Demo Videos are showing the previous version with Colour Knobs.

The new Black Knob version is sonically identical to the previous version.

Item Condition

Brand New, Assembled and Tested.

Every single HRK product is carefully tested with Audio Precision test equipment before the shipping to ensure hassle-free operation.

Payment & Shipping


All Items are dispatched from the European Union within 1-3 working days.

We offer fast worldwide UPS shipping with tracking.

FREE delivery is available for orders over the 249USD to EU, USA and Canada.

FREE delivery is available for orders over the 299USD to Australia, New Zeland, Japan and other destinations.

Please check the shipping cost during the checkout.

Delivery to other WorldWide destinations – 24.99USD

EU Business Customers

All prices exclude the VAT Tax.

If you have the EU VAT number you can purchase the products available in the Bart HRK Shop with no VAT Tax.

Please enter your EU VAT Number at the checkout and the VAT will be deducted from the Total Payment.

Non-EU Customers

Customers from outside the EU can purchase the items with no VAT.

Please select the destination country and the VAT will be removed automatically.

If the VAT is not removed, please email customer service via the contact form and custom invoice will be issued.

Orders from the USA below 800USD are customs tax-free.

Payment Options:

You can pay for your order with any Credit Card



Input impedance: 10kOhm

Output impedance: 100R

Phase inverse: none

Gain: 0dB

All HRK Colour Modules are fully compatible with DIYRE Colour Format

All HRK Colour Processor and Preamps fully compatible with DIYRE Colour Format

All HRK 500 products are fully compatible with API 500 Format

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