Manley Mid Frequency Enhanced Pultec EQ: Precision for Midrange Instruments
The Manley Mid Frequency Enhanced Pultec EQ (MEQ-5 type) stands as a secret weapon for audio professionals, offering precision in shaping the midrange frequencies that define instruments such as guitars, vocals, harmonicas, and violins. Specially designed for midband-oriented instruments, this single-channel EQ shares features with the EQP-1A version but introduces enhancements tailored for mastering engineers and those seeking precise control over the midrange.
The MEQ-5 is specifically tailored for midband-oriented instruments, making it an ideal choice for enhancing the crucial midrange frequencies that define instruments in a mix.
Sharp Bell-Shaped Curves:
The DIP and PEAK controls on the MEQ-5 operate on much sharper bell-shaped curves centered on the selected frequencies. This sharpness provides engineers and producers with more precise control over the midrange frequencies, allowing for detailed adjustments and fine-tuning.
The MEQ-5 is particularly useful for instruments such as guitars, vocals, harmonicas, and violins, where precise midrange adjustments are essential for achieving the desired tonal characteristics.
Same Features as EQP-1A:
While the MEQ-5 introduces enhancements for midrange control, it retains the same features and specifications as the EQP-1A version. This ensures consistency and compatibility for users familiar with Manley's EQP-1A.
Frequency Gap Filling:
The MEQ-5 complements the frequency characteristics of the Enhanced Pultec EQP-1A type EQ. It effectively fills the frequency gaps between the low-frequency and high-frequency sections of the EQP-1A, providing a flexible palette of possibilities for tracking or mastering when used in combination.
Indispensable for Mastering Engineers:
The precise control over midrange frequencies makes the MEQ-5 indispensable for mastering engineers who require meticulous adjustments to achieve optimal tonal balance and clarity.
The Manley Mid Frequency Enhanced Pultec EQ offers a unique set of capabilities for audio professionals seeking to sculpt the midrange frequencies with precision. Whether used in tracking or mastering, this EQ provides a valuable tool for achieving the desired sonic characteristics in midband-oriented instruments.
1 x 12AU7 gain and 1 x 12BH7 (or 6414 or 5965) White Follower Dual Triodes
MANLEY input transformer with pure nickel laminations potted in mu-metal case. 3K Ohm input Z
Sealed gold-contact Greyhill frequency select switches
Hi-current drive <50 Ohm LO-Z XLR & 1/4" outputs
Balanced Transformer Coupled XLR Outputs
Flat frequency response from 10Hz-70KHz
<0.01% THD @ 1kHz
Adjustable FEEDBACK / GAIN:
Unity ±5 dB
Operating mains voltage:
Units are purpose built for original destination country's mains voltage: 100V, 120V, or 220-240VAC as indicated on the serial number badge. Power transformer must be replaced in order to change mains operating voltage. 120VAC units may NOT be rewired to put the primaries of the power transformer in series for 220-240V operation or a large radiated field of hum will develop. If changing locations/voltages, the power transformer must be replaced with the dedicated one for the voltage at which it will operate.
Mains Voltage Frequency:
19" x 1 3/4" x 10" (occupies 1u)
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