Warm Audio EQP-WA Tube Equalizer
Warm Audio EQP-WA Tube Equalizer with Output Trim overview from GAK
The Warm Audio EQP-WA Tube Equalizer is a direct re-creation of the legendary 'Pultec EQP-1A' tube equalizer, hailed by many in the industry as the most popular tube equalizer in recording history. Utilizing high-end components including CineMag transformers and dual premium vacuum tubes.
The EQP-WA is a fully discrete Tube EQ that offers unparalleled sonic control and a level of audio brilliance that simply cannot be replicated inside-the-box. Warm Audio has fitted their EQP-WA with Tung-Sol brand tubes, the 12AX7 and 12AU7, socketed for quick and easy replacement these Tung-Sol tubes have been fitted "for their sonic richness and 'open' sound".
The front panel comprises low and high-frequency Boost and Cut knobs with 5 added frequency points for greater accuracy and flexibility. The EQ section can be bypassed via a switch but you can still allow the signal to pass through the tubes and transformers to produce a warmer tone.
The Warm Audio EQP-WA offers professional, studio-grade control and audio quality, at a highly reasonable price.
- Utilizes premium grade input and output CineMag USA Transformers.
- Tube Equalizer based on the classic “Pultec” EQP-1A.
- Premium high voltage 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes.
- CineMag inductor EQ section.
- EQ section is bypassable - signal still passes through tubes and transformers for warming effect.
- No insertion loss - loss restored by tube amplifier.
- XLR and TRS transformer balanced inputs.
- XLR and TRS transformer balanced outputs.
- Flat frequency response from 20 Hz - 50 kHz.
- Boost and Cut controls can be used simultaneously for phase effect.
- Low frequency boost - 20, 30, 60, 100, 200, 400, 800 Hz - 12 db.
- Low frequency cut - 20, 30, 60, 100, 200, 400, 800 Hz - 18 db.
- High frequency boost - 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16 kHz - 18 db.
- High frequency cut - 3, 4, 5, 10, 20 kHz - 14 db.
- 5 added frequency points for greater flexibility.
- Switchable 115/230 volt IEC power inlet.
- Dimensions: 19 x 3.5 x 6 inches - 2RU rack mountable.
Only used it for a short time so far.. For the price, this is good value for money. Boost gives a warm feel, which I like. Currently using standalone for evaluation. Would buy another one as soon as I can as I would like to use as part of my outboard set-up.