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UREI 545 EQ
Old 1st February 2007
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UREI 545 EQ

HI guys!

Anyone tested the old UREI 545 EQ here?
Is this old stuff worthy enough?

Have many attitudes on frequency!
http://www.jblproservice.com/pdf/vin...s/urei-545.pdf

Thanks!
Old 27th February 2007
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Gear Head
 

UREI 545

This a really good equaliser. It has four full parametric bands and high/low pass filters. OP-amp with output transformer. B.t.w. one of the few equaliser I have the feeling the frequency readings are accurate. The sound is big and smooth with a certain 70ies flavour. You can do major tone bending without too much negative side-effects. Somebody wrote that because of the slow slew-rate of the op-amp the highs distort when dialed in, I found that they can (depending on the source) sound a little bit phasey. Much better for single instruments than for stems/groups/busses.
One of the best looking tools in my studio!

Cheers,

Niko
Old 27th February 2007
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King of dry and fat snares in my book!

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Old 27th February 2007
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King of dry and fat snares in my book!

ruudman
Nice on electric guitars as well. I had a pair of these for years and was happy with them. They aren't too common, not widely known, and as a result are pretty affordable.
Old 27th February 2007
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You GUYS are awesome!!
Thanks
Robert
Old 27th February 2007
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How does it compare to the 546 the replaced it?
Thanks,
Michael Greene
Old 27th February 2007
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How does it compare to the 546 the replaced it?
Thanks,
Michael Greene
I've been wanting a 546 for years. Not sure why, but they look interesting.
Old 27th February 2007
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How does it compare to the 546 the replaced it?
Thanks,
Michael Greene
I have A/B'd both, and I liked the 545 better. I think it had more flavor, and these things are never going to be transparent like a Millennia, so I say celebrate the 545 vibe. The 546 may have tried to be a little cleaner, but to me, it wasn't actually cleaner, just a little more boring.

I also have heard a Jim Williams modified 546. He rechipped and removed the transformers, and cleaned things up a bit. But again, you aren't ever going to make these things a Millennia, so I prefer to stick with it's unique color. When that's gone, I don't see the point of having it anymore. And I'm not saying the 545 has a super gooey sound like a Pultec or something; just that it has it's own 70's iron thing going on which is a nice option to have around.
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