A Designs EM-PEQ Equalizer in compact 500 Series Module  

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The classic all-tube Pultec PEQ-1A goes down on the record books as one of the most venerated equalizers of all time, cherished by recording and mastering engineers for its almost mythical ability to ... Read More

Overview

The classic all-tube Pultec PEQ-1A goes down on the record books as one of the most venerated equalizers of all time, cherished by recording and mastering engineers for its almost mythical ability to improve the sound of just about anything running through it. Finally, after much research and development, A-Designs Audio announces that it has managed to capture much of the essence of the famed EQ in a new product—-and one that fits in a compact 500 Series module frame size, no less! In fact, as you'll see below in our Channel Strips of the Stars segment, the EM-PEQ goes the legendary Pultec one better.

Dubbed the EM-PEQ, A-Designs Audio was able to shrink this highly sought after filter design into the now red-hot 500 Series format without compromise to either build quality or sonic caliber. The EQ section design and control layout of the classic PEQ-1A has been meticulously maintained, as well as its wonderfully smooth musicality.

Makeup amplification is achieved through the use of the same discrete Class AB amplifier found in A-Designs Audio's popular solid-state Pacifica mic preamp, putting a slightly unique twist on the classic design of yesteryear.

Additional features include a nickel core output transformer, gold Grayhill rotary switches, Wima caps, and a true hard bypass. Instead of using common off-the-shelf chokes, A-Designs uses a custom-wound tapped inductor wound to the original values. Fully-balanced, noise-free operation with modern impedance specs make for dummy-proof operation and fast studio integration.

The new EM-PEQ is an approved API VPR Alliance product and may also be used in Brent Averill Enterprises racks and A-Designs Audio's R52 manufactured by Avedis Audio Electronics.

Channel Strips of the Stars: Dylan "3D" Dresdow

Primarily a mixer these days, Dylan Dresdow's list of credits includes Black-Eyed Peas, Usher, Michael Jackson, Fergie, and Flo Rida. Dylan was kind enough to share his some of his gear secrets for processing background vocals and kick drum.

For my BG vocal chain, I typically use the Crane Song STC-8 compressor into the HAMMER EQ (#180185). Sometimes I'll run a high-pass filter pre compression. The (A Designs Audio) EM-PEQ usually ends up on my "'main" kick drum track. I can get more punch and click out of it, versus a typical Pultec EQP-1. I used these setups for songs I've mixed recently for Usher ("Revolver", "What's Your Name?"), Michael Jackson ("Starting Something remake 2008"), Fergie ("Clubsy Remix", "Pick It Up"), and Flo Rida ("Ayer")."




Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
A Designs reserves the right to make improvements or changes at any time to this product. Warranty is void if opened by unauthorized personnel or enduser.

Published by: A Designs Audio
P.O. Box 4255
West Hills, CA 91304
U.S.A.

Edition 1.0 2005
Copyright 2005 A Designs Audio
All Rights Reserved.

1 Year Warranty Internal Parts, 30-Day Limited Warranty Labor

A Designs warrants that our hardware conforms substantially to the specifications contained in this manual when used in accordance these specifications for a period of 1 year from the date of original purchase from A Designs or its authorized dealers. In case of a valid warranty claim, your sole and exclusive remedy and A Designs' entire liability under any theory of liability will be, at its option, to repair or replace the product without charge, or, if not possible, to refund the purchase price to you. The warranty is not transferable and applies only to the original purchaser of the product.

For warranty service, contact A Designs Audio at 818-716-4153 to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. After obtaining the RMA number, ship defective product to A Designs Audio, P.O. Box 4255, West Hills, CA 91304. Write RMA number on outside of shipping box. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, copy of original sales invoice and detailed description of the problem. A Designs Audio will not accept responsibility for loss or damage in shipping.
Warranty is void if product serial numbers have been removed or if the product has been damaged by abuse or unauthorized modification and repair. There are no user serviceable parts inside.

THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. A DESIGNS AUDIO MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, UNLESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. PURCHASERS SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN. IN NO EVENT WILL A DESIGNS AUDIO BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCREMENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGE FOR PERSONAL INJURY, EVEN IF A DESIGNS AUDIO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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