Press Esc to close

Europe's Largest Stockists of New and Used Professional Audio Equipment

Purple Audio Tav - 500 Series Graphic EQ

Purple Audio Tav

Purple Audio Tav: A ten-band inductor-based graphic EQ. Designed to work in standard "500" racks.

Purple Audio Tav

Designed by Ed Anderson for Purple Audio.

An illuminated pushbutton for relay true bypass (green) allows for easy comparison with unprocessed source material. A Tricolor LED meters the signal. The frequency response is +/- 0.25dB from 15Hz to 25kHz, and -3dB at 60kHz.A new take on the console graphic, with ten easy to use bands. Each band uses a high quality inductor and carefully selected caps to set the center frequency. At full boost and full cut the bands are narrow enough to still be useful individually, but at lower settings the bands widen out for more gentle shaping. Even at full boost and cut, the filters are shaped to be musical and useful.

With specialized input and output transformers, the TAV has plenty of headroom, even at full boost. The entire circuit is discrete, with no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path, and no servo amps. With only two active stages, the current draw is low enough to work in any rack, and leave plenty of juice for other modules. The Tav uses one KDJ3 opamp and one KDJ4 opamp.


Each band boost or cut by 12dB

Relay True Bypass

Tricolor LED level meter

Transformer balanced in and out

Discrete signal path

No electrolytic caps in signal path

Current consumption: 60mA

Over Current Resettable Fused (prevents any module problem from affecting your rack)

ROHS – Lead Free


Read the review on Tape Op Magazine


Recently Viewed
  • AEA N8 NUVO Phantom Powered Ribbon Mic
Recently Viewed
Share This: