The EQP-WA is a re-creation of the most renown tube Equalizer in studio history, the "Pultec EQP-1A".
Not only does the look and feel of the EQP-WA match the classic Pultec units, but the sonic quality has been carefully considered by using top-end components such as CineMag transformers and premium tubes. This fully discrete Tube EQ can pull euphoric sonics from any track and bring a brilliance and luster to your final mixes that's nearly impossible to achieve inside-the-box. Warm Audio has once again redefined the industry standard and brought a fully professional-grade piece of outboard gear to the market at a price that's making history.
Tube Equalizer based on the classic "Pultec" EQP-1ACineMag input and output transformers - Made in U.S.A.Premium high voltage 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubesCineMag inductor EQ sectionEQ section is bypassable - signal still passes through tubes and transformers for warming effectNo insertion loss - loss restored by tube amplifierXLR and TRS transformer balanced inputsXLR and TRS transformer balanced outputsFlat frequency response from 20 Hz - 50 kHzBoost and Cut controls can be used simultaneously for phase effectLow frequency boost - 20, 30, 60, 100, 200, 400, 800 Hz - 12 dbLow frequency cut - 20, 30, 60, 100, 200, 400, 800 Hz - 18 dbHigh frequency boost - 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16 kHz - 18 dbHigh frequency cut - 3, 4, 5, 10, 20 kHz - 14 db5 added frequency points for greater flexibilitySwitchable 115/230 volt IEC power inletDimensions: 19 x 3.5 x 6 inches - 2RU rack mountable
Richard G. Benoit
Vancouver, British Columbia
August 24, 2015
Pretty WARM For The Price!
These boxes are great for mixing and/or recording but need some work if you want to use them in a mastering situation.
The tubes need to be replaced with a matched set for noise and output and you would probably also need some type of line level adjuster to match them up perfectly. Read more
Not entirely out of the question and opens up the possibility of altering the tone with different tube types much like a guitar amp.
Out of the box, the bottom end sounds warm, full and very close to the originals. High end, not so much. A touch harsh even when using the full broad bandwidth setting. 8K and above, this is less noticeable. Cut functions are very good on both sides.
The stepped pots are a nice touch. Very small increments and easily logged but feel slightly on the cheap side. Probably easy to switch them out.
Overall, a great purchase for the money.