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Alécio Costa - Brazil

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First Hardware EQ
« on: May 26, 2008, 11:02:13 am »

Hi,

Can you guys comment on alternatives for hardware EQs?

I have been studying the models below:

a) Great River EQ-2NVMercen. U$2900 / Non. Merc. U$2700

b) Avalon AD2055EQ U$2450

c) Crane Ibis U$3750 ( see it is a favorite among you)

Any other suggestions in the 2000-3000 price range?



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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 12:33:44 pm »

I don't think that you are looking at the 'mastering' versions of those EQs.... the Great River is nice, but the 'mastering' version is $5330 list, and Mecenary sells it for $4350.

The Crane Song Ibis, in the switched 'mastering' form is $8000


The TF Pro P9 is a nice piece, no pots! Evey control is a switch,..it can be complemetary to a more surgical digtal EQ

Vintage king carries it.

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 12:50:55 pm »

I have already heard of this brand  but I have never seen these units.
Thanks for the inputs!
Anyne else using these gizmos?
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 12:52:37 pm »

Besides detented pots, what else changes from the standard versions to the mastering models? Higher Q?
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 01:22:54 pm »

i can talk of the ibis M that i own, and owned before the standart one

the gain ranges of the mastering version are +/-6db
the one of the standart version are +/-12 db
exept this and the steps of course everything is the same

but note that the insert connectors of the ibis can be used to connect some pads,
cranesong did it for me on the form of a plug to connect there containing only resistors,
it was basicaly dividing the gain range per 2, so the correction was then more precise for a mastering use
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 01:48:39 pm »

I would recommend the Millennia NSEQ-2 model. It's very versatile, especially for a "first" hardware EQ. It has FET and Tube sections that you can switch in and out. It also has a -10 switch where your adjustments become more precise. It's not obscenely expensive either.

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More Questions
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 01:55:03 pm »

1)  Maybe I am missing something here, but what was your main goal with this procedure?
Attenuation/more sensibility of the side chain circuit?

Sorry for the naive qestion.

" the insert connectors of the ibis can be used to connect some pads, cranesong did it for me on the form of a plug to connect there containing only resistors,
it was basicaly dividing the gain range per 2, so the correction was then more precise for a mastering use "


2)Also, why do we hardly see the Avalon 2055 and 2077 MAstering units lately on Mastering racks?


Many thanks for the inputs, guys.  The Ted Flecther looks like a  nice EQ too. Please, Keep it coming!
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Re: More Questions
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 02:21:45 pm »

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Re: More Questions
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 02:24:44 pm »

Oh Thanks.
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Re: More Questions
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 02:30:53 pm »

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 02:38:34 pm »

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 04:07:04 pm »

I am looking for a workhorse, to marry the OCL2 in the compression department.
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Re: More Questions
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2008, 06:36:22 pm »

Noah Mintz wrote on Mon, 26 May 2008 14:30

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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2008, 06:50:51 pm »

ha!!!!ha!!!! Laughing
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Re: First Hardware EQ
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2008, 07:44:43 pm »

Updating the list with models and prices:

a) Great River EQ-2NV  Mercen. U$2900
              MEQ 2NV U$4100 (!!) (eliminated)

b) Avalon AD2055EQ U$2450 (eliminated)

c) Crane Ibis U$3750 ( see it is a favorite among MEs)

d) Millenia NSEQ-2 U$3149,99

e) Ted Fletcher P9  U$2999

GML8200 - GML9500 - Prism Maselec -
Manley Massive Passive - Fairman Tube EQ (all over U$4000!!!)


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