Get The Sound of Classic Recording EQ from 80’s
Inspired by Famous Swiss Console Design
Made with Vintage NOS Integrated Circuits
Coupled with Custom HRK Active Transformer
3 Frequency Settings for Low Band
3 Frequency Settings for High Band
Sweepable Mids: 200Hz – 8kHz
+/-15dB Boost/Cut for Each Band
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Everybody loves the sound of Valve Recording Equipment from the ’50s and ’60s or the Classic Transistor Mic Preamps from the ’70s. But what with the Signature Sound of the ’80s?
This decade has a place in the history of Music Production. This was the time when integrated circuits became quite popular.
Silicon Operational Amplifiers encapsulated in the metal cans replaced the discrete circuitry, creating a new type of sound featured in many Greatest Hits from the ’70s and ’80s!
The EQ5169 is most probably the Only EQ that uses Vintage NOS Integrated Circuits. The same integrated circuits were used in the late ’70s and early ’80s in the Studio Recording Equipment.
Those components created the characteristic sound of old consoles from the ’80s due to the limited bandwidth and specific distortion performance.
Early IC Opamps were the essential ingredient of the 80s Sound! With the EQ5169 you can get the Genuine Sound of the ’80s in your Recording Studio!
The EQ5169 is made with original NOS Integrated Circuits manufactured in the 70s and 80s.
This is a unique feature of our product!
This means that you will get the most authentic tone of the 169 type EQ.
The EQ5169 a three-band EQ with the quasi-parametric Mids Control inspired by a very popular classic Swiss console design.
Although the EQ5169 may look simple, it gives almost infinite creative possibilities thanks to the musical EQ curves and the intuitive controls.
The LOW and HIGH Bands have three frequency settings selectable by three-position toggle switches.
The sweepable MID section covers the frequencies between 200Hz and 8kHz. All 3 Bands have a boost/cut range of +/- 15dB.
The EQ5169 is very easy to use even for beginners and it is a valuable addition to any professional studio setup.
Bart Hrk developed the propitiatory design of an Active Transformer to solve the problems of the common passive transformers.
Passive transformers are susceptible to electromagnetic interferences (50Hz Hum, RF Smog) and the frequency response dependents on load and source impedance, negatively influencing the overall performance of analogue studio equipment.
The HRK Active Transformer delivers the sound that we love, including the harmonics content and the tonal response, and removes all the hassles associated with passive transformers.
The Active Transformer produces a subtle “Air” effect and provides extended LF performance.
The Active Transfomer saturation depends on the output level. Higher output signal levels will saturate the Active Transfomer more, like in the classic studio equipment.
Demo Videos are showing the previous version with Colour Knobs and Silver Front Panel.
The new Black Front Panel version is sonically identical to the previous version.
Videos are server hosted to deliver the best sound performance without the YouTube compression and normalisation.
All HRK Products are tested with the industry best audio measuring equipment
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