This 2-channel rackmounted dual-mono equalizer is housed in a rugged, all-metal 2U chassis. Sonically nodding to the classic Pultec EQP-1A sound, the EM-EQ2 uses the same discrete Class-A/B amplifier found in A-Designs’ solid-state EM-PEQ and Pacifica mic pre’s. The EM-EQ2 faithfully preserves the EQ section design, control layout and smooth musicality of the original Pultec unit.
Additional features include a nickel-core output transformer, gold Grayhill rotary switches, Wima caps and a true hard bypass. Instead of using common off-the-shelf chokes, A-Designs uses a custom-wound tapped inductor wound to the same values as the 500 Series EM-PEQ.
Available in February, retail pricing on the EM-EQ2 is set at $2,695 USD.