Amek System 9098 Dual EQ Brochure

Amek System 9098 Dual EQ Brochure

SYSTEM 9098 EQ by Rupert Neve the designer

The Amek System 9098 EQ is a high performance Equalizer and Preamplifier designed to originate microphone signals of the highest quality and to process signals generally in terms of
frequency response. The circuitry is based on the research I put into the 9098 console and the approach bears many similarities to that used in the 9098. Paramount importance has been given to the sonic quality oft/9e audio path, taking great care to retain the highly—prized musical character of the famous old designs of this pedigree.

What is special about my approach to EQ?

Purists might say they would like to set everything flat in the hope that this might provide a “natural” or unprocessed sound. In nature, however, nothing is flat. Every sound we hear has been influenced by acoustic or mechanical resonances, be they from rooms, instruments, loudspeakers, microphones or other sources. The finest musical instruments have achieved their qualities through years — sometimes centuries – of listening and adjusting resonances and and by inference, the generic frequency response and attendant shifts in phase. Therefore let us never be reluctant to employ a good equalizer to get musically desirable results.

Early work on the Amek System 9098 EQ “tool”, as used in Professional sound showed that gentle raising or lowering of the level of a band of frequencies might compensate for a deficient piece of equipment but could not be effective as a creative tool. in fact the term ‘EQUALIZER” was applied to equipment which equalized poor landlines and other equipment.

In professional audio production we are concerned with the use of the equalizer as a creative tool and with a microphone amplifier which will amplify and deliver the best possible signal to the equalizer.


 

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