Corona, CA (September 13, 2006)–Producer Tom Gioia (The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Bon Jovi) is an early advocate for the new SPL Passeq, a passive stereo EQ.
“I ran the Passeq on a mix, and was floored by the smoothness of the high end on my digital program,” noted Gioia, “What was most shocking was when I added 1.8k to the track–this frequency range would usually make everything boxy sounding. Instead, the guitars jumped out to the front.”
On the Passeq, the 36 boost and 36 cut frequencies per channel are not identical, allowing it to provide a level of flexibility and detail rarely seen in passive EQ design. Another special Passeq feature is the unique sonic design of each inductive filter through a dedicated coil/condenser/resistor combination. Additionally, each inductor is separately adapted for its respective frequency.
“I compared the Passeq to all my other vintage and high end EQs and it won or tied each comparison,” Gioia added.
SPL will be showing the Passeq along with their full range of products as part of the Tuff Co-op at the upcoming AES Convention in San Francisco, at Booth #1125.