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Does the EQ-2NV sound like real 1081 EQ?
Old 24th July 2007
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Does the EQ-2NV sound like real 1081 EQ?

I got a brief chance to play around with a Great River EQ-2NV a while back, used it on bass guitar and kick. What I asked it to do.... in the little time I had.......it did really well. I have never used a real Neve 1081 (or reissue) only the plugins, but I like the sound of the plugs so much (espicially the UAD 1081) emu that I now want some real 1081 in my rack, problem is ..........the price. Sooooo..my question is - for those know both units - how much does the Great River EQ-2NV actually sound like a real 1081 EQ? Oh, yes, of course, as soon as I get the chance I'll try/compare for myself, but in the mean time, I welcome your opinion.

Thanks for your time!

Bill.


Old 24th July 2007
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Old 24th July 2007
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A bit like a 1081, with a lot of API 550A thrown in for good measure. It's no secret I'm a huge fan of this box.
Old 24th July 2007
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Thanks!



Old 25th July 2007
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Just wanted to say how much fun I had using one of these for the first time over the past 5 days while tracking drums. Especially loved the HF shelf.
Old 25th July 2007
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I don't have a real 1081 to compare either, but I can tell you that I really love the EQ-2NV. It's clean, a bit thick, very smooth and very sweet. Great versitility with well-chosen frequency points and Q.

It's not "hairy" or "smearing" at all, so if you're looking for that kind of "mojo", the EQ-2NV is not it.

The other thing to notice is that it runs very hot, so make sure you have additional rack space above and below it.
Old 25th July 2007
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Is it marketed as a 1081 clone?
Old 25th July 2007
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Originally Posted by patrox247 View Post
Is it marketed as a 1081 clone?
Not a "clone", but a "modernized" 1081/1083, as they say in the very first sentence of the product description: Great River Electronics
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Not a "clone", but a "modernized" 1081/1083, as they say in the very first sentence of the product description: Great River Electronics
Cool! Thanks for the link.
Old 26th July 2007
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Anytime. BTW, love your avatar....Jimi and I have the same birthday, Nov 27...only I was sadly born 4 years after his death so I never had the fortune of seeing him live.
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