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Dangerous BAX vs Tube-Tech HLT 2A Equalisers (HW)
Old 5th March 2017
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Dangerous BAX vs Tube-Tech HLT 2A

Any one with experience of either the bax or the HLT 2A for broad strokes EQ shelving/sweetening?

Old 6th March 2017
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I´m using a Gyraf Tilt EQ for that purpose. No real-world experience with the others, though, except having toyed with the bax some time ago and liked it.
Old 6th March 2017
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The filters on the tube tech are very gentle 6db/octave vs 12db/octave on the bax. The Bax has stepped gain. The non-mastering version of the Tube Tech has variable gain.
The Tube Tech has the T-filter (tilt). I have both, and both sounds great but they are very different (mainly because of the filter slopes and the tilt). I would choose the Tube Tech if I wanted some serious control over a sub group or a mix.
Old 6th March 2017
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Many thanks for your help Tom.

Why would you choose the Tube Tech over the Bax, is it more pleasing in its overall tone and effect on the audio?

Also do you prefer the HPF on the it a lot tighter than the HPF on the Tube Tech? I admit I am drawn to the Tube Tech and was hoping the filters would be capable of helping tighten the lows after light touch pultec lowend boosts.
Old 6th March 2017
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Both EQs sounds very good. The Bax is more neutral and the Tube Tech has a slight warmer sound.
I can't say which HPF is the best. They are just different and the Tube Tech is a lot gentler, (6 db/octave) and I prefer that.
Its the combination of the shelves and the tilt-filter that makes the Tube Tech so powerful. I haven't used the Bax since I got the Tube Tech.
But I still have the Bax - its a great eq.
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