Originally Posted by Jaffa Gate
Is the Avalon 2055 eq on par to the Millennia SNEQ for a clean mastering eq, is it something to start with, I see so many for sale at good prices, and do any big ME's use them?
They're both excellent EQs, we have one of each, use them daily.
In our Studio B, Nick uses an Avalon 2055, a GML 8200, & a Z-Sys EQ.
The Avalon has a characteristic sheen on the high end that some people really like.
In our Studio A, I use an NSEQ-2 (with Forsell mod), a Sontec 432, & a Z-Sys EQ.
The NSEQ-2 also has a really nice top end, one click at 21k really adds some nice air.
The detented knobs are really nice as well.
So it's a toss up, they're both found in many mastering rooms around the world.
My advice would be to get a demo of each, see which one suits your fancy.