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Classic PULTEC PASSIVE EQS with API 2520 makeup gain stage

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21 years 2 months
Particularity on the Pulse Techniques EQP 1A3 . Not interested in other clones.
I'm addicted to Pultec's this month and want to know how sweet the high end is on the SS compared to the tube version?

I know you are looking for opinions on these or have some if you are here.

I have 2 MEQ-5's tubes and love them. I use them together with the Millennia NSEQ-4. The high end on the NSEQ is crazy sweet, it is SS.
This takes care of the master bus sweetness while the MEQ's take care of mids.

Pultec MEQ-5 vs MEQ-5 SS

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21 years 2 months
I'm wanting a classic mid range EQ mainly for vocals. Anyone ever have the opportunity to use the Pultec MEQ5 Midrange EQ. There is an SS version but this one has the API gain stage. What do you think the difference is vibe would be?

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Pultec MEQ-5 relative output level = -3.5dB even in bypass?

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21 years 2 months
Can this be right?

It's just been pointed out to us that our Pultec MEQ-5 drops the signal level by almost 4 dB, which we've confirmed in our lab with a signal generator / analyser.

After changing ALL the valves the relative o/p level is now -3.5dB but I don't know if this particular unit is supposed to be "zero in, zero out" or if this signal drop is normal.

Any idea anyone?

Techie, Olympic Studios

Pultec Eq

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21 years 2 months
After having not used it for a few months, I have come back around to this guy. It does a good job as long as you don't need it to be too surgical. I finally have my head around the technique of boosting and cutting the high end at the same time (which the Pultec was designed to do). The engineers designed it so the boost and cut on the high end work independently of each other, thus you can boost 3 at 10 Khz (or kilocycles) while cutting 4 at 5 K. The bottom end boost and cut are tied together (Special thanks to Steven Drake for the lowdown that FINALLY got through my thick skull). David