Like a Vintage PultecEngineers search the world over for working vintage Pultec units. They're magical units that impart a special magic on everything that passes through them. Manley re-creates the Pultec sound with their Pultec EQP-1A, complete with the permission and blessing of Pultec designer Eugene Shenk. Very similar to a vintage unit, the Manley Pultec EQP-1A does differ by adding the Manley-designed all-tube make-up gain block to reamplify the signal after the EQ circuit (and they also upgraded the power supply and snuck in a couple of extra frequency bands too!). Not to mention the Manley Pultec is 1/3 the size of the vintage units!
Clearly, sound is the most important factor, and the Manley Pultec EQP-1A clears that hurdle easily (some even say that the Manley outshines the original!). While the original Pultecs had three transformers in the audio path, Manley lets you go completely transformerless if you so desire. If you want a Pultec in your rack, you can pay out the nose for a vintage one and hope you can restore it, or you could buy the Manley Pultec EQP-1A and save yourself a lot of heartache.
Tubes Rule! That's the sentiment EveAnna Manley and Manley Labs screams from the mountain top. And judging from the way Manley Labs gear sounds, tubes could very well rule! All of Manley's gear is designed and crafted in Chino, CA, and nothing but premium components are used. The end result is some of the finest gear you can put in your rack. If you're serious about your sound, get Manley and hear what you've been missing!
Manley Pultec EQP-1A Features at a Glance:
- Manley input transformer with pure nickel laminations potted in mu-metal case. 600 ? input Z
- Balanced Transformer Coupled XLR Outputs
- Flat frequency response from 10Hz-100KHz
- Phase Reverse switch for balanced XLR input
- Alternate transformerless 1/4" HI-Z (5K ohm) input
- Bypass switch
- Silent conductive plastic Boost & Cut controls
- Sealed gold-contact Greyhill frequency select switches
- <0.01% THD @ 1Khz
- Adjustable Feedback/Gain: Unity ±5 dB
- Hi-current drive <50 ohm LO-Z unbalanced output
- Max. output (into 600 ohm load): (+20 dBm)