Great River Electronics is now shipping the EQ-2NV, a companion equalizer based on the topology of vintage 1081 and 1083s. The Class A, discrete single-ended amplifiers in the EQ-2NV bring a reported 108x greater clarity and dynamic range.
The line input is a transformer-coupled bridging type with sensitivity options ranging from elevated line-level (+8 dBm) down to keyboard and semi-pro levels (-20 dBm).
The equalizer is designed to work with the Great River NV Series microphone amplifiers' patch loop for greater headroom at one end and a lower overall noise floor. When connected via the MP-2NV's patchpoint, the mic and DI inputs are fully functional, as well as the level control, metering and "big iron" of the MP-2NV's output amplifier. The equalizer also has a discrete Class-A balanced output stage, which allows it to function as a complete stand-alone device. It is available in single- or dual-channel models.