MANLEY LABORATORIES is the only authorized user of the original Western Electric passive EQ circuitry previously licensed to Pulse Techniques Inc. found in the well-known (and still sought after in the used market) antique Pultecs. EQ may be set to "flat" positions or BYPASSED entirely.
People often ask us if our Pultec EQ's sound like the old ones to which we reply, "Yes! But better! The originals had three transformers in the signal path whereas ours can be used completely transformerless. Our Manley Enhanced Pultec has a vastly superior B+ power supply, with regulated and balanced heater supply. Our line amp is known to be killer-sounding. The components we use today just weren't available 20 years ago. So, if you want a project with crackling carbon pots, dirty open frame wafer switches, 5% and 10% tolerance noisy carbon resistors, exposed tubes sticking out the back of the 3U chassis, etc., go pay top dollar for an antique Pultec!"
All BOOST and CUT controls are continuously variable conductive plastic potentiometers for absolutely silent operation and long life. Our single rack unit monoblocks occupy one-third of the space of the "antique Pultecs", an important consideration for allocation of outboard rack space. The rear mounted input switch selects 0 degrees or 180 degrees PHASE INVERT for the balanced gold pin XLR input or the transformerless unbalanced bridging input (1/4" jack) may be selected.
Kick drum? Bring on the Pultecs! You'll soon discover the power and magic of having those individual Low Frequency BOOST and CUT controls in that LF shelf circuit... Need a little clarity or extension? Try that middle bell-shaped Boost dialing in the sharpness of the boost on the BANDWIDTH control. Something bugging you? Ease it off with the HF shelf control. You'll see. There's no substitute for a Pultec!
The Langevin unit works the same way as the Manley unit but instead has an ALL-DISCRETE make-up gain amplifier with both balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs-- all completely transformerless. It is known to have an incredibly sweet top end.
Features And Specifications:
* Same passive EQ section as the Manley version
* PHASE REVERSE switch
* BYPASS switch
* Silent conductive plastic BOOST & CUT controls
* Sealed gold-contact Grayhill frequency select switches
* BALANCED ins & outs via Gold XLR connectors
* UNBALANCED ins & outs via 1/4" jacks
* Frequency Response: ±0 dB 10 Hz to 60 KHz
* <0.04% THD @ 1KHz
* S/N Ratio: 99 dB
* Adjustable FEEDBACK / GAIN: -2 dB to 12 dB
* Max. output (into 600 ohm load): +22 dBm
* Max. output (into 10,000 ohm load): +28 dBv
* Power Consumption (120/240 VAC): 12 watts
* Dimensions: 19" X 1 3/4" X 10" (occupies 1u)
* Shipping Weight: 11 lbs.