Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pultec EQP-500A/S_500 Series Program Equalizers

Pulse Techniques is a company known for their exceptional Pultec equalizers that are manufactured to the exact specifications of the originals. The owner Steve Jackson says he was encouraged by engineer Eric Sarafin (the infamous Mixerman) to recreate the Pultecs.

Now they're releasing their EQP-1A3-SS rackmount equalizers in a 500 series format.

In the early 1970s, after condensing the classic 3U model EQP-1A into the 2U form-factor model EQP-1A3 (with the exact same components and specs), Pulse Techniques introduced a solid-state line amp version of the EQP-1A3. This version, based on the venerable API 2520 op-amp, is preferred by some engineers for certain applications, such as kick and bass. Pulse Techniques has taken this proven design to the next stage by packing them into the 500 Series form factor. These EQs deliver all of the punch and mojo of their full-sized counterparts.

 Sound On Sound Magazine spoke to Pulse Techniques about their new equalizers at AES 2015:

The 500 series EQP-500A and 500S should be shipping between late December and early January 2016. Listed at Vintage King Audio for $1295.