The EQP-1 AS+ is a Stereo, fully stepped, dual output and 1:1 replica of the most beloved Tube Equalizer in the world, the Pultec EQP-1A.
Unlike the MEQP-1AS, the + version comes with two output stages selectable on the frontal panel allowing you to choose the famous Solid State Pultec with the SA-2520 Op Amps and “A” style transformers and the traditional EQP1-A Tube output.
After retiring the MK1 in 2019 we spent the last few years developing new custom-made input, inter-stage and output transformers, as well as accurate Inductors to bring this unit back to life sounding as close to a vintage Pultec as possible.
The MEQP-1AS+ uses six Sowter Audio transformers and two custom US made transformers as well as five tubes including a 6X4 tube on the power supply famous for its “sag” on these units and two SA-2520 Op Amps for a total of 8 transformers!!
Sowter transformers, though expensive, far exceed any other offering when it comes to low end, sonic timbre and the unique frequency response that faithfully reproduce the tone of a vintage unit.
Aside from making an exact sounding replica affordable, we also wanted to make it size friendly and therefore decided to make a stereo unit in the same 3U classic faceplate with stereo controls. All switches are matched within a 0.1% tolerance and all tubes are matched for perfect stereo operation with fully stepped switches.
The MEQP-1AS+ is built with premium components
Utilizing custom Sowter UK Transformers, premium Carnhill Inductors, NOS tubes, Fully Stepped controls, Corner Dubillier Capacitors and Allen Bradley Carbon Resistors we have paid tribute to this legend and believe it to be the most accurate and best sounding recreation made today.
Each unit is handmade in Chile by us with great care and detail and goes through a 72 hour burn making sure these units will perform flawlessly for many years to come
100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t love your MEQP-1AS+, we’ll refund you
If you’ve used an original Pultec before, we’re extremely confident the MEQP-1AS+ will put a big smile on your face every time you use it, however, if you’ve never touched the original before, as gear-lovers ourselves we understand that the only way to really know if this compressor is right for you is to put it through its paces. That’s why the MEQP-1AS+ comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your studio and see how it impacts upon your recordings. If you love it (and we think you will!), great…keep the unit and create amazing music with it. If not, no problems. Just send it back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase.