Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by eddies880, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Is it possible to find a class A stereo tube EQ for mastering under 1K ?---or---Am I dreaming,,,,,,again?
  2. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    Montreal, Qc, CANADA
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    Not to my knowledge. Unless you get a a great deal on the used market.
  3. CharlesDayton

    CharlesDayton Active Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Hamptone HVTP2 Micpre. It's a kit, but I think you can get them pre built. Sometimes its a nice alternative to my ISA 215s or my API 312s.
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    I can't even think of a reasonable solid-state unit for that much.

    Maybe a pair of Specks...

    Any reason you're looking for tubes?
  5. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Good question.
    Im under the assumestion that tubes add warmth,or,are only used for gain stage on a eq?
    What exactly,makes a "good eq" a good class A eq?
    Should I possible be looking into a solid state?
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Ah yeah. That's one of those fancy EQs that turns all the frequencies up or down. :roll:

    You might be able to build a stereo Pultec-type EQ for about that much $$. But you will have to do it yourself. And it would not have much in the way of precision. For shelving mainly.
    Follow the Behr*nger/Presinus/fART creed: Tubes are the only true pathway to the "warmth"......
  7. CharlesDayton

    CharlesDayton Active Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    My bad, I didn't catch the EQ part. Just saw Class A and assumed Mic Pre.
    Sorry. Coulden't tell you if Hamptone made a tube EQ or not.
    Good luck.
  8. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    just outa curiousity i wonder what an old doug sax eq would go for??? wouldnt be tubes but way cool EQ.... search "mastering labs"
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