Lawson EQ-CQ and Geen Lawson - big props!!!
Just wanted to share a very positive experience with Gene Lawson. Bought a used 8-channel Lawson EQ that he used to make in the 80's. Plugged it in - sounds quiet and horrible. WTF? I thought it must be broken or something. Called Gene. He took the time to talk to me for like half an hour explaining stuff about his EQ and how it should be hooked up. I was seriously impressed. After that I called him 3 more times to clarify stuff about connecting the unit and he took my call every time and was patient and helpful.
Not many manufacturers support the gear they stopped making over 20 years ago.
Finally I figured out my balanced/unbalanced connection and now the EQ works like it should and sounds beautiful. It was made to copy a NEVE 8232 console EQ. Awesome.
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