Old 17th November 2005
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Melcor 2 band eq

I was thinking about buying this eq

http://store.yahoo.com/primalgear/clme2baeq.html

I know it requires a powers supply to work, but I'm not sure how/what. Do I have to stick it in an API lunchbox? Or is there a cheaper way to make it useable?
Old 18th November 2005
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I couldn't do this by private message, so here goes:


From a prior Gearslutz post:

"Two vintage hard-to-find Melcor EQ-20 two band discrete EQs - racked by Tubesville Thermiotics. The high band selection pot shaft is broken on one of the pair. Great sound. $525 for the racked pair + shipping. Original face plates are included, but are not part of the rack mounting."

These are not API compatible modules. You would need a power supply and pigtails (or whatever) for input/output.

My pair is still available. I haven't used them in awhile, but I really liked what they did to the low end as I recall. I could take some photos and send them to you. They are functionally but inelegantly racked with 1/4 ins/outs and power supply, on-off switch and pilot light.
Old 18th November 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blesscurse
I couldn't do this by private message, so here goes:


From a prior Gearslutz post:

"Two vintage hard-to-find Melcor EQ-20 two band discrete EQs - racked by Tubesville Thermiotics. The high band selection pot shaft is broken on one of the pair. Great sound. $525 for the racked pair + shipping. Original face plates are included, but are not part of the rack mounting."

These are not API compatible modules. You would need a power supply and pigtails (or whatever) for input/output.

My pair is still available. I haven't used them in awhile, but I really liked what they did to the low end as I recall. I could take some photos and send them to you. They are functionally but inelegantly racked with 1/4 ins/outs and power supply, on-off switch and pilot light.

That sounds awesome, but I only need one, don't want a broken one, and I don't have $525. If I bought the single one from primal gear, would I be able to find info on how to add a power supply and I/O to it to make it function? Or find someone to do it?
Old 18th November 2005
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Originally Posted by Seifer
That sounds awesome, but I only need one, don't want a broken one, and I don't have $525. If I bought the single one from primal gear, would I be able to find info on how to add a power supply and I/O to it to make it function? Or find someone to do it?
There are various individuals on GS who are very familiar with racking/powering vintage gear. Maybe you should post a query focusing on that (after doing a search). Good luck.
Old 18th November 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blesscurse
There are various individuals on GS who are very familiar with racking/powering vintage gear. Maybe you should post a query focusing on that (after doing a search). Good luck.
Thanks. I did search but didn't find much info. I think I'll buy it and find someone to rack it up. One more question... I only need it for minor eq adustments during tracking. Does it accept line level signals so I can insert it after a pre? What exactly are the filters on it... Hi/lo pass or Hi/lo shelf... ?
Old 18th November 2005
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It is typicaly set-up to be a line level EQ. That's how I use it. The EQ as far as I know is not shelving. It is a reasonably broad band peaking EQ. I've never measured the narrowness/width of the Q.... It just sound good.
Old 18th November 2005
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Primal Gear or VintageKing.com or MarquetteAudioLabs.com etc. should be able to point you in the right direction vis-a-vis racking.
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