Link Audio Design
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Classic console equalizer with new features and modern signal path.
Link Audio has recreated the classic E-series console equalizers for the 500-series. They have taken the two most popular versions of the his EQ, the Brown and Black, and added high- and low-pass filters for extra flexibility.
Brown vs Black Versions
The 4000-series consoles were packed with several different equalizer modules, which are identified by the color of the caps on the LF knobs. The Brown version was the earliest. It features +/-15dB boost/cut on each band, and is sometimes described as having a "grittier" sound than the Black. The later, Black version increased the maximum boost/cut to +/-18dB on each band. This version is known for saturating nicely when the boosts are cranked.
- Low-cut filter: 80 Hz (24dB/oct) – modifiable
- Low frequency band: 30 Hz to 450 Hz – Bell or Shelf mode
- Low-mid frequency band: 0.2kHz to 2 kHz – full Q Adjust
- High-mid frequency band: 0.6kHz to 7kHz – full Q Adjust
- High frequency band : 1.4kHz to 14kHz – Bell or Shelf mode
- High-cut filter : 8 kHz (24dB/oct) – modifiable
- Maximum 15dB of boost/cut gain per band (center detent)
- High-quality pots (TT Electronics and Alps Alpine)
- THAT 1246 input and THAT 1646 output stages
- Runs on +/-16V in the 500 or in the GDIY 51X rack