The TUBE-TECH ME 1B is a passive, all-tube midrange EQ based on the legendary Pultech MEQ5, featuring two boost- and one dip section. The bandwidth of the ME1B sections is designed broader than in the MEQ5
for ultra-smooth and musical equalization, perfect for vocals, instruments, speech and all other midrange sources.
Mid frequencies have always been very important, when EQ’ing instruments and vocals to make a mix come together. TUBE-TECH ME 1B can shape the midrange frequencies in that very pleasant way, only a passive equalizer is capable of. Even extreme midrange boosts still sound open and warm without the slightest trace of harshness.
ME 1B is the perfect partner for the PE1C program eq and works very well as a bus EQ for many different uses.
The famous Motown sound? The ME1B is an important tool tool for adding that nice midrange to your recordings.
Features and Technical Specifications
The TUBE-TECH ME 1B is a passive tube based midrange equalizer developed tomatch and surpass the demands of even the most discerning studio engineers.
The TUBE-TECH ME 1B Midrange Equalizer contains a low frequency boost section for peaking, a mid frequency attenuation for dipping as well as a high frequency boost section for peaking. The filter section is of the 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: < -80 dBU @ 0 dB gain
- CMRR: > 60 dB @ 10 kHz
- 5 LF peaks: 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 1 kHz (0 to +10 dB)
- 11 MF dips: 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 kHz (0 to -10 dB)
- 5 HF peaks: 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 kHz (0 to +8 dB)
- Input impedance: 600Ω
- No insertion loss
- Conductive plastic potentiometers
- In- and output are transformer balanced and fully floating
FAQ: Midrange EQ ME1A and ME1B differences?
The circuit and functions are exactly the same. The amplifier section in the ME 1A is hardwired.
In the ME 1B the transformers and the tubes are placed inside the unit on a printed circuit board.