The TUBE-TECH EM 1A Passive Tube EQ is an exact replica of our oldest “classic”, the PE 1C all-tube, passive Program Equalizer, which itself is based on the classic PULTEC EQP 1A.
The EM 1A features an all-passive EQ section and a high quality op amp. The circuit is in fact exactly the same as that of the PE 1C, only downsized to fit the modular form factor – without any changes whatsoever in specs or sound.
All the characteristics of the PE1C and all the famous special features are available. All components, including all transformers are exact the same as in PE1C.
Due to the high quality of the TUBE-TECH RM Series power supply and the pristine audio circuits, the Modular Series products deliver exactly the same uncompromised sound quality as our 19” units.
Features and Technical Specifications
The TUBE-TECH EM 1A is a passive tube equalizer, containing a low frequency boost and attenuation section (shelving), and a high frequency boost section (peaking). The high frequency section has variable bandwidth as well as attenuation (shelving). The filter section is of the passive type followed by a tube based push-pull amplifier to restore the gain.
Input and output are balanced as well as fully floating. Input and output transformers come with a static screen between the primary and secondary wirings.
- Tube based push-pull amplifier
- Frequency response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 40 kHz
- Low Noise: < -85 dBU @ 0 dB gain
- CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
- 4 low frequency boosts: 20, 30, 60 and 100 Hz (0 to +14 dB)
- 4 low frequency attenuations: 20, 30, 60 or 100 Hz (0 to -18 dB)
- 10 HF boosts with variable bandwidth: 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 16 kHz (0 to +18 dB w/ sharp Q, 0 to 10 dB w/ broad Q)
- 3 HF attenuations: 5, 10 and 20 kHz (0 to -18 dB)
- Input impedance: 600Ω
- No insertion loss
- Gold plated switches
- Conductive plastic potentiometers
- In- and output are transformer balanced and fully floating
The sound samples on this player also covers the sound of the modular PE1C: EM1A, since the circuits and sound in the two units are exactly the the same.
EQ shootout, featuring the PE1C at 10:55.
RM Series Downloads
RM2 Perspective 1
RM2 Perspective 2
RM2 Perspektive 3
RM2 w.2CM1A Perspective
RM2 w.2CM1A Front
RM2 at Console