Originally designed for BBC Broadcast applications on the Calrec GP desks, the PQ1161 is a class A/B microphone preampoifier and induction-based equalizer dating back to the mid 1970s.
The Calrec equalizer is really great. It has lots of headroom and does not color the sound. You can boost 12 dB or more without hitting the crunch point on any of the bands. It is great for mastering because of its lack of coloration.
They are fast, punchy and open sounding, with some crunch to them. They are in between Neve and API, perfect for drums and guitars etc. EQ is as good as anything Neve has put out on the 33114 or 33115 modules.
Sowter transformer balanced mic & line level preamplifiers (Sowter 999 input and 92H4 output transformers)
3-Band inductor based EQ (switchable in or out of circuit) with +/- 15dB gain per band
High Frequency band selectable at 3.3k, 4.7k, 6.8k, 10k, & 15kHz; switchable out of circuit
Mid Frequency band selectable at 270Hz, 390Hz, 560Hz, 820Hz, 1.2k, 1.8k, 2.7k, 3.9k, 5.6k, & 8.2kHz; switchable out of circuit
Low Frequency band selectable at 33Hz, 56Hz, 100Hz, 180Hz, & 330Hz; switchable out of circuit
Low Pass Filter selectable at 18k, 12k, 8.2k, 5.6k, & 3.9kHz; switchable out of circuit High pass filter selectable at 27Hz, 47Hz, 82Hz, 150Hz, & 270Hz; switchable out of circuit.
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