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Stereo EQ:s - your best tips
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Stereo EQ:s - your best tips

Hey all,

Looking to get a couple of stereo EQ:s. The way I mix is usually doing premixing ITB and then sending out through my SSL Duality 24. As almost everything I send through the desk is stereo stems and you cannot link the Duality EQ:s, I often wish I had some stereo EQ:s at least for the drums and vocal stems. Best scenario would be dual mono EQ:s with a stereo link button and detented pots actually. Looking for something with flavour. 500 series or 19” doesnt really matter, whatever sounds good and is easy to use. Budget is around 500-1000 USD per channel, so 1000-2000 per stereo unit.

Hit me up with your best options!
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What type of music?
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Metal, rock, pop, acoustic. Pretty much everything except for hiphop and EDM-style (i e bass heavy stuff).
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If you need detent that narrows the choices a lot. API works great for rock and metal, 550A, 550B, 5500 on the used market would fit your budget.
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If you need detent that narrows the choices a lot. API works great for rock and metal, 550A, 550B, 5500 on the used market would fit your budget.
The 5500 gives you the option of 2db, 1db, and 1/2db steps which it really cool.
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Had a 5500 and while it was very nice and would serve your purpose well, I had mine (which I bought brand new) in the shop at API twice in the first year for warranty repairs. Something to do with resistor issues in one of the channels. The 2nd time after I got it back I sold it.

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Try and wipe up those "phase artifacts" but leave some paper for the next guy.
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Elysia xfilter would be a good candidate. https://www.elysia.com/rack-series/xfilter/
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Elysia xfilter would be a good candidate. https://www.elysia.com/rack-series/xfilter/
Yes been checking it out but yet to hear it. Does it have set values though? Also really interested in the Kush Clariphonic but same thing there. I think Maag EQ4 is my best bet at the moment though.
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Maag. Miad. Harrison GR 32. API 560's. Pultecs - There are so many wonderful colours but not so many linked detented ones in that price range. Up the budget for a Curvebender or a Knif Soma
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I will say that a feature of dual mono with a link button far outweighs detented pots. I like having set values both for making decisions and for recall but it’s not crucial.
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Yes been checking it out but yet to hear it. Does it have set values though? Also really interested in the Kush Clariphonic but same thing there. I think Maag EQ4 is my best bet at the moment though.
What do you mean by "set values"? All xfilter values are indented. Follow the link I posted and find an answer to all the questions you might have. There is very comprehensive information there.

The Clariphonic is dual mono and has no indents. And it is far from a general EQ.
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With set values I meant detented pots.
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Detended pots - for 0.5-1K$ per channel ?
What for "Link mode" in hardware EQ (with detended pots) ?
Old 3 weeks ago
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The Clariphonic is dual mono and has no indents
The Clariphonic MS has indents.
You could also look at the Hammer 2. Indents for gains and switches for the frequency points and filters.
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