Summit Audio Inc. recently released the FeQ-50, a single-channel, four-band, parametric EQ with iron-based circuitry.
“The FeQ-50’s life started as a totally different equalizer, but after testing and listening to customer feedback, we decided to start it again from scratch,” says Erik Papp, president of Summit Audio. “It was a long time coming, but putting a fully passive equalizer in such a small package, we finally came up with a product that excited us all.”
Each of the four bands features switch-selectable frequencies with six frequencies on each band, as well as fully sweepable gain of +/- 14 dB with a center detent at 0 dB. The low and high bands feature peaking or shelving select, the middle two bands with wide and narrow switches. The fully passive highpass filter has a knee at 80 Hz with a 6dB per octave roll off, while the signal path is transformerless.
Housed in a 1/2 rack chassis, the FeQ-50’s XLR-balanced and ¼-inch unbalanced inputs are accommodated on a Neutrik combo jack. For outputs, the FeQ-50 has balanced +4dB XLR and balanced –10dB TRS for both the solid-state and tube signal paths, all of which are individually buffered and can be used simultaneously. Like all Summit Audio products, the FeQ-50 has an internal high voltage power supply and has a 3-year warranty.
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