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A Designs Hammer 2

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A-Designs Audio’s HM2EQ HAMMER, a three-band, dual-mono tube/hybrid equalizer, has been widely praised for its sound in the studio, both for tracking as well as across the main mix outputs. After fiel... Click To Read More About This Product

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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

A-Designs Audio’s HM2EQ HAMMER, a three-band, dual-mono tube/hybrid equalizer, has been widely praised for its sound in the studio, both for tracking as well as across the main mix outputs. After fielding input from many engineers and producers, A-Designs announces a new version, the HAMMER 2.

Now with extended frequencies as well as added shelving on the lows and highs, the frequency bands can now nicely overlap into each other so you can really give the bottom end more punch. Continuous-sweep pots have been replaced with 31-detente controls, which improve setting repeatability. With the new HAMMER 2, musicians and engineers can recreate the same sounds they’ve loved with the previous model, but now have access to even more options and tones.

A-Designs’ world-class HAMMER 2 is one of a select few audio tools that enhances sound simply by running signal through it, thanks in part to an ingenious filtering system that passes musical, second-order tube harmonics while eliminating unwanted noise—the perfect “heating blanket” for any DAW.

Each channel features six detented rotary controls: three frequency selector knobs (Lo, Mid, Hi), stepped switches for easy recall, each with an accompanying gain knob providing continuously variable boost or cut of 12dB. Each band has a selectable center frequency and overlaps with the other bands in such a way that makes for a seamless transition throughout the entire spectrum.

Both channels also feature individual toggle switches for EQ In/Out as well as Lo Cut (84Hz) and Hi Cut (8kHZ), filters that allow engineers to perform utilitarian EQ chores while still being able to bring the full power of the HAMMER 2's three bands to bear. Mainly intended as a "broad stroke" equalizer, the product’s bandwidth (Q) is self-adjusting (floating), based on a combination of the amount of gain applied and the dynamics and frequency content of the program material.

Its ability to have its Q "move with the music" is one the keys to its incredible musical performance and another reason why it's practically impossible to make signals sound bad at any frequency or gain setting. Along with its innovative tube-harmonic filtering circuit, a pair of carefully selected 12AT7 tubes—offering the most consistent control of any tube—and a custom, heavy-duty toroidal power transformer add the final touches to the HAMMER 2’s signal path.

It has a black, custom-milled, brushed 2U faceplate with custom-milled aluminum control knobs, a heavy-duty Carling toggle power switch, and a big blue jewel power indicator lamp—overall, a stunning combination of “modern-retro” looks that jump out of the rack.

FEATURES

  • World-class, three-band, dual-mono tube/hybrid equalizer

    Designed to sound highly musical for larger EQ functions typically found

    on expensive mastering

    Smooth, super-fidelity EQ, suitable for very high-end applications

    Beautiful-sounding broad EQ-shaping across several octaves with no

    adverse effect on tone

    Clean and airy high end

    Warmth, transparency, and quality sound

    Detented boost and cut controls

    Fixed frequency settings with highly musical overlapping bands and

    floating “Q”

    Low-cut and high-cut filters and bypass

    Transformerless 12AT7 output tubes

    Custom-milled aluminum knobs and faceplate with EQ In/Out, Low Cut

    (84Hz) and Hi Cut (8kHz) toggle switches

    Heavy-duty Carling power toggle switch

Pro Coverage
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.

A Designs, A Designs Audio, and PACIFICA are trademarks of A Designs. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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