Designed to complement the widely acclaimed Drawmer 1960 Mic Pre-Amp Vacuum Tube Compressor, the 1961 Vacuum Tube Equalizer combines low noise circuitry with no fewer than twelve active tube stages to provide two channels of exceptional equalization possessing unique 'personality'. Rather than employ a continuously variable resistor as a means of frequency control, the 1961 utilizes the same rotary 'step' switching system used in vintage designs . This enables the component values for each frequency band to be optimized for uncompromising performance across the entire audio spectrum and also makes setting up more accurate, particularly when treating stereo signals. The design of the 1961 allows the user to control the amount of 'warmth' by deciding how hard to drive the tubes giving a sound as 'clean' as the best discrete solid state designs or as 'hot' as the 'hottest' classic tube designs. It has a variable input level of -20dB to +20dB. The 1961 and 1960 Can be 'interlinked' to provide, in effect, a two channel vacuum tube mixing console, - the perfect mastering or post audio 'sweetening' tool.
- Highly creative EQ with twelve active tube stages to provide two channels of exceptional equalization possessing unique personality
- Variable input level of - 20dB to +20dB
- Variable 12dB/ Octave roll-off filter adjustable from - 20Hz to 500Hz
- Four main equalizer sections, six carefully chosen overlapping frequencies, separate tube stage for increased harmonic clarity, each section also includes variable band width from 0.3 Octave to 3 Octaves and +18dB of Cut and Boost
- Variable 12dB/ Octave roll-off filter adjustable from 2.5kHz to 42kHz
- Two additional tube stages in the output section of each channel allow the user to achieve 'soft clipping'
- Each of the parametric and shelving filters has its own separate bypass switch
- Levels of -10dBu and + 4dBu are selectable using a rear panel switch
- Insert point 1/4 inch jack connectors on the rear panel enable direct connection to mic-pre e.g Drawmer 1960 to create, in effect, a mixer channel
- Balanced inputs and outputs on XLR connections