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Sonnox (ex Sony) Oxford software Eq. The device has a choice of 4 characteristics. With an extra GML option.
I work ITB, boo , hisss, LOL.

And more sacrilege, I prefer the GML Software to the Hardware!

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What type of Sonnox eq do you mean? Sontec?


offtopic: is the high freq of the UBK Clariphonic in the same ballpark as the GML ?
I don't know about the GML since I don't own it, but I own a Museq and a Clariphonic, and to me when adjusting highs, in my head I thought the Museq sounded more "electric" and the Clariphonic more "silkier" if that makes any sense. Both of them had good highs but I felt like they excelled for different reasons. Although this might really be splitting hairs at this level and I'm sure you could sub one for the other.

I only mentioned it because you said that the GML's high was silkier which is what I think when I hear the Clariphonic. But the high on them Museq is more exciting, which is why it feels electric to me.

The low on the Museq has changed my life! =)

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Hard to beat the GML 8200 or 9500 on the low end. I wouldn't describe it's top end as 'silky', although it can work wonders on good mixes that are not harsh or thin, really opens them up with razor sharp accuracy. I've always thought the Sontec was the best in terms of silky top end.
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API 5500 is very clean & punchy on the lows but when you need more of everything the Neumann PEV-C's 60Hz shelf is extremely punchy and hard to resist. It's definitely a pop/electronica EQ.. very fast, punchy & sheeny.

I'm also enjoying the Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 (revised/modified) lately too. Setting the shelf with the right slope offers a nice punch while extending the lows pretty cleanly. Sontec is feeling a little too soft for me on the lows lately.
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I don't think you can beat an API 550
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Silky Smooth

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Hard to beat the GML 8200 or 9500 on the low end. I wouldn't describe it's top end as 'silky'
Me neither. I find the sound of MDW software version to be sweeter/silkier than the hardware unit.


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Low band on my Focusrite Blue gets used every day.
Siemens 295+Neumann 495 have a clean pushing sound on the lows as well
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Lots of love here for the Api 5500. And I have to agree love mine. But i'm only comparing to plugin eq's !!

Saying that there are some gems in the plugin world too !!
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Might make me unpopular,
but doesn't all this depend on the source material anyway?
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Might make me unpopular,
but doesn't all this depend on the source material anyway?
+1
Correct settings are also a part of the equation.
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Siemens 295+Neumann 495 have a clean pushing sound on the lows as well
Funny how people's perception differs. To me, the 295 is "round" or "thick" but not "punchy" at all. Looking at the low band in an analyzer, I also know why.
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I've got a modified API 5502 that's pretty magical, and tends towards "punchy"

... But generally speaking, I have a hard time attributing "punch" to EQ without consideration for the settings you use. The tone of the circuit itself and the shape of it's filter curves will make differences, but only on source material with a complementary need.

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I'm also enjoying the Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 (revised/modified) lately too.
Curious, what revision/mod was done?
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I've yet to hear the 75Hz API sound bad on something
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agressive punch?
API 550a
NTP 182-100 or 120
coupled with a set of agressive filters (I like SSM2044 based)
can wake the dead
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Funny how people's perception differs. To me, the 295 is "round" or "thick" but not "punchy" at all. Looking at the low band in an analyzer, I also know why.
+1

all of those discrete Danner EQs with that bass/treble/presence design have very nice and warm, round bass:

(like w395a, w295b, Pev &
Pev C)

The IC based EQs are a different story though (Filtek, Ant, W491)
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Roger Schult UF-2 Custom is a good candidate

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Absolutely. You can buy individual bands as 500 series modules. I have one low band that I bought simply because it's capability to punch me in the face. I haven't heard anything else even close, though I'm definitely tempted to check out the elysia.
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For tight low GML
For phat low API 560 (not reissue)
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Got to subscribe with the Filtek Mk 3 crowd. Wonderful on hiphop.
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Purple Audio Odd or Lilpcr...punch, character, high-end, my no.1 eqs at the moment
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Love my Purple ODDs. Definitely got punch and very smooth.
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I always used the Millennia NSEQ 2
then thought I could find better
nope
after almost a year I have really gone back to the NSEQ 2
for bass lift and cut,
To me the SS side is very controlled and really colour is not what I would be after for a bass lift,
low Q and sublte push makes the NSEQ2
control the bass very nice

BUT
you should try post compression EQ to really get the BASS out there,
dangerous but very effective
here colour can work
but not for me.
KBB

PS
I am having a built stereo SS PULTEC
with a real filter sets
wrapped triodes and all
might be my post comp ticket,
for the HIPHOPPERS
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Did anyone mention NEVE1073?
I also like Tubetech EQP1.
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Purple Odd

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Love my Purple ODDs. Definitely got punch and very smooth.
Are the new Purples supposed to be a clone of something or just their own beast? I'd like to hear these.

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I haven't seen it mentioned on here, but my Avalon 2055 always seems to dial into the area it needs to seamlessly.
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I have one low band that I bought simply because it's capability to punch me in the face. I haven't heard anything else even close, though I'm definitely tempted to check out the elysia.
Hi Marc

How does the schult eq sound in comparison to the pultec?
I always thought the pultec Eqp-1a has the best punch...?
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I have this old DOD 31 band EQ that does amazing things. It's rebuilt, of course. There is no noise and it's direct coupled, DC to 500k hz bandwidth. Zero phase shift, 20~50k hz, .0002% IMD, no one does that.

It does an amazing + - 30 db! Pump 30 db at 20 hz and you will feel that and you may need to visit the rest room. I've not found any analog EQ with that much range besides the old and rare "Freakalizer", Stevie Wonder has one of those but it's real hissy.
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+1 for modded Filtek mk3(0.5db steps). Compliments Passeq nicely.
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