Golden Age EQ73 MKII
One channel vintage style 3-band equalizer.
A 230V power adaptor is included.
The class-A circuit used in the EQ-73MKII is similar to the EQ section in the classical 1073 module, without the high pass filter. Additional frequencies have been added and the midfrequency band uses two inductors, the higher value of the second one is used for the two lowest frequencies, 160 Hz and 240 Hz, to achieve a suitable response.
EQ-73 & EQ-73 MKII:
IC-based in-and output section with balanced connections for self-contained operation.
New knobs for the level controls.
Small coupling caps in parallel with all electrolytic caps in the IC-based section in/out section.
“The Golden Age EQ73 delivers authentic Neve 1073 character, with its classic balance between warmth, clarity, and balls! If you haven’t used an original 1073, and figure you’ll never have the chance, think again. This unit provides a very good representation of what that “sound” is all about, for a fraction of the cost. But don’t get hung up evaluating the unit on the basis of price/value. Yes, the EQ73 is extremely affordable, but there’s no compromises here, it’s a professional piece of gear. Build quality is top notch, even the knobs have a solid, non-wobbly feel. True old school. Built like a tank. One thing that might throw you off and cause you to question purchasing one is that it is designed to connect directly with the Golden Age Pre73 preamp. The only way to connect a device to the EQ73 is through an insert jack in the back! It can’t be used as a stand alone EQ. But fear not, the unit can be plugged into your mixer or preamp insert. My Aphex 207D preamp operates at a nominal rating of -10db and the EQ73 operates at -18db. I asked Golden Age if the units would be compatable and they responded that I might not get the maximum boost in the high frequency section of the EQ. I’m not suffering any lack of boost at the high end, plenty there for any application I can think of. You might want ask Golden Age about compatability just to be sure. I installed it and tracked same day, no problems, even connected the unit through a patch bay to offer more flexibility. You’ll get up and running in no time. Now that I’ve taken the EQ73 through the paces I’m buying another for the other side of my stereo preamp. I’m really happy with the purchase, finally have a 1073 device back in the rack. By the way, the service at ZenPro is awesome. Good unit, good people. Go for it!”
“So far just Bob has used it, and he feels it is a superior EQ to say the Chameleon. I like the fact that it’s not really a 1073 EQ…it’s more and it’s better.”
Comes with manufacturer's warranty