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  • Great River MEQ-1NV

Great River MEQ-1NV

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Factory Assembled One Channel Preamp & Equalizer Pair

The new MEQ-1NV is the Great River channel strip – discrete Class-A, incredibly versatile. The EQ-1NV (four-band parametric, true inductor/capacitor, ’70’s British “1081/1083”-style) is routed via the patch loop jack on the ME-1NV (two-gain-stage, dual-meter, '70's British “1073”-style mic pre).

In this configuration, the EQ is inserted between the mic preamp gain stages, providing a wide range of gain-based effects. With higher input gain / lower output gain, the EQ sections can be driven slightly harder for increased harmonics; with lower input gain / higher output gain, the EQ sounds very transparent. With its ultra-high headroom and ultra-low noise floor, the MEQ-1NV is an indispensable tool for modern recording.


'Big Iron Vintage Sound' from custom-wound transformers
'No-latency' output monitoring for DAW users
High-Z input is ideal for bass, guitar, and sound modules (FET-buffered and routed into the input transformer, a Great River exclusive)
Gain stage monitoring via dual meters (also a Great River exclusive)
Ultra quiet noise floor for outstanding performance at any gain setting

Professional and semi-professional level I/O
Multi-purpose: operates with NV Series preamps and as a standalone EQ
Effortless sound shaping and frequency manipulation
Flexible band use; 1,2,3, or 4 bands can be used simultaneously
Simple pushbutton selection between Q positions and peak/shelf



Multiple In/Out connections: XLR balanced; ¼" -10dbV output for 'no-latency' DAW monitoring; high-Z input on front panel (disconnects mic input): TRS ¼” insert patch point for compressor or equalizer ahead of the output amplifier
Adjustable gain stages: input in 5db steps to 60db; output from -25 to +10db; maximum overall gain 70db; 2 to 3 stages of single ended solid state amplifier gain blocks, depending on gain structure; high-current 70ma Class A bias on output stage
Input and output meters on each channel (dual-stage metering is a Great River exclusive)
Front panel switches: polarity; phantom power; input impedance (1200 / 300 ohm); output loading (600 ohm resistor across output transformer)
High quality, custom wound Sowter transformers
Gold plated switching contacts
Local power supply regulation on each channel
110, 220 volts, either 50 or 60 Hz operation with external selection
3 year warranty with registration

One channel, discrete Class-A design
Multiple In/Out connections: XLR balanced line in and out; ¼" -10dbV output for 'no-latency' DAW monitoring; TRS ¼” insert patch point for NV Series mic preamp (inserts EQ between NV preamp gain stages)
Wide range of input sensitivity from +8dbm to -20dbm with selection between line in and insert patch point
4 bands independently enabled with +/-15db boost/cut
Hi and low bands selectable between peaking and shelving
Hi-mid and low-mid bands each have 3 selectable Q positions
3rd order selectable frequency high pass filter
Hardwire bypass of equalizer section
Internal low-noise shielded power supply (externally selectable for 110 / 220 volt; 50 / 60 Hz)
3 year warranty with registration

Warranty Information

Standard product warranty: 1 year

Extended: 3 year warranty with prompt product registration

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