Allotrope mic pre/eq x 2
Best described as a cross between Trident A range and Neve, these early 1970's equalisers have a character all of their own.
Historical Note… One Allotrope console and one only was made in the early 1970's, commissioned by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.
The desk was de-comissioned and two eight channel racks went to the States, but we kept the only pair of blue fronted eqs. One buyer, Mike Castoro, copied and modified the circuit and now sells them under the brand name of 'Wunder'.
These things are the real deal.
Mayfair Mic Pre / EQ x 2
Transformer balanced, forty years old and bristling with germanium transistors, these rare eqs offer a short cut to the authentic early 1970's EMI sound.
Historical note… John Hudson of Mayfair Studios planned to build a new console to replace his old Neve. A handful of these superb mic preamp/eq modules were made before the cost of the enterprise led to the abandonment of the project. We got hold of these after the closure of Mayfair in 2009 and delivered them to boffinista, Lincoln Fong, for restoration, refurbishment and racking. The rarest of the rare…
API / MELCOR 560a X 2
Original version of the legendary API 560 graphic eq. Our stereo pair features original API transformers and inductors.
Altec - 9062A
This rare Altec inductor EQ is completely passive, and allows for incredibly linear equalisation without unwanted phase artefacts. Superb on bass instruments for adding weight without any unwanted muddiness.
Pultec MEQ5 tube eq
Tightly focused on midrange frequencies, this tube eq has a really fat juicy tone.
Lang PEQ2 x 2
These discrete, solid state equalisers add massive body to any signal. The Lang's can really make a track or mix take a giant step forwards, down to their massive hand wound inductors.
Originally designed for mastering, but great on a mix.
Decca Dual Mastering eq
Another rarity. Indeed, there may be a dozen of these 1960's equalisers scattered around with producers such as Danny Lanois, Ian Broudie, Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), David Gilmour and a handful of others. Lovingly and painstakingly restored and reworked by electronics genius, Neil Perry, these Deccas were originally built for mastering, hand wound inductors and all.
Now with an active stage and the two channels carefully matched, they are best described as subtle but sweet.
Telefunken V72 x 2
1960's all tube mic pre's with a full, smooth sound.
Pultec EQH-2 X 2
Classic tube EQ's, perfect over a mix.