Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII Vintage-Style 4-Band Equalizer with Balanced I/O

Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII Vintage-Style 4-Band Equalizer with Balanced I/O

Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII Vintage-Style 4-Band Equalizer with Balanced I/O

B&H # GOEQ81MK2 MFR # EQ81MK2
Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII Vintage-Style 4-Band Equalizer with Balanced I/O

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Product Highlights

  • Vintage-Style, Class-AB Electronics
  • Use Standalone or via Insert Jack
  • 4-Band EQ with Inductor-Based Mid Bands
  • Stepped Frequency Selection
  • Frequencies from 33 Hz to 15 kHz
  • Up to 18 dB of Boost/Cut
  • Per-Band Off Mode
  • Balanced I/O, 1/4" TRS Insert Jack
  • Tantalum Capacitors in Signal Path
  • External PSU Avoids Circuit Interference
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I/O: Balanced I/O and 1/4" TRS Insert Jack

1/4" TRS Insert Jack

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Balanced I/O and 1/4" TRS Insert Jack

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Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII Overview

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The Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII is a 4-band equalizer that uses vintage-style electronics and Tantalum capacitors in the signal path to deliver classic tonality for musicians, producers, and audio engineers. Its balanced XLR and 1/4" I/O connectors enable standalone use at +4 dBu operating level, while its 1/4" TRS insert jack provides unbalanced, integrated circuit-free connectivity for easy insertion into insert jack-equipped Golden Age Project gear or other unbalanced audio equipment.

Built in the style of a classic 1081 EQ module, the EQ-81 MKII's Class-AB circuit has stepped frequency controls that reach from 33 Hz to 15 kHz, inductor-based mid bands with hi-Q switches, and bass and treble bands with selectable shelving/bell modes. Apply up to 18 dB of boost or cut per band, and bypass individual bands via the Off position on each band's frequency selector.

The EQ-81 MKII is powered by the included external power supply, which inhibits interference between the audio and power circuits. Its half-rack width makes it desktop friendly, and allows it to be rack-mounted with a Golden Age Project Pre-73 preamplifier via a UNITE rack kit (both available separately) for a 19" 1081-style signal chain.

Vintage-style electronic components
No integrated circuits in signal path when using the 1/4" insert jack
Four bands with inductor-based, switchable-Q, mid-frequency bands
Stepped selection of frequency bands
Frequency selections from 33 Hz to 15 kHz
Up to 18 dB of boost/cut per band
Selectable shelving/peaking mode for bass and treble bands
Off mode per band
Tantalum capacitors in the signal path
Balanced XLR-1/4" combo input, and XLR and 1/4" TRS balanced outputs for +4 dBu line-level operation
Unbalanced input and output connections via 1/4" TRS insert jack with nominal working level of approximately -18 dBu
Works as a standalone EQ, or with Golden Age Project models equipped with insert jacks
Selectable ground-lift jumper
External power supply helps avoid interference with the audio circuits
Durable build quality
In the Box
Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII Vintage-Style 4-Band Equalizer with Balanced I/O
  • 1/4" TRS Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Golden Age Project EQ-81 MKII Specs

    Inputs 1 x XLR-1/4" TRS Combo Input
    Outputs 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    1 x 1/4" TRS
    Insert 1 x 1/4" TRS Insert Send/Return (Tip = Return, Ring = Send)
    Equalizer Settings Bass Band: Off, 33 Hz, 56 Hz, 100 Hz, 180 Hz, or 330 Hz
    Low-Mid Band: Off, 220 Hz, 270 Hz, 330 Hz, 390 Hz, 470 Hz, 560 Hz, 680 Hz, 820 Hz, 1 kHz, 1.2 kHz, or 1.6 kHz
    High-Mid Band: Off, 1.5 kHz, 1.8 kHz, 2.2 kHz, 2.7 kHz, 3.3 kHz, 3.9 kHz, 4.7 kHz, 5.6 kHz, 6.8 kHz, 8.2 kHz, or 10 kHz
    Treble Band: Off, 3 kHz, 4.7 kHz, 6.8 kHz, 10 kHz, or 15 kHz
    Control Range Up to ±18 dB per Band
    Switches Shelving/Bell Switches on Bass and Treble Bands
    Hi-Q Switches on Low-Mid and High-Mid Bands
    Power
    Power 24 VAC via External Power Supply
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 8.5 x 10.0 x 1.6" / 21.5 x 25.4 x 4.1 cm
    Weight 3.9 lb / 1.8 kg

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