Hialeah, FL (June 9, 2021)—Boutique pro-audio manufacturer Browner Sound has introduced its new Browner Zurich 69, a 500 Series-format EQ that takes inspiration from Swiss and British consoles of the 1970s and 80s. The EQ comes in three different flavors—Modern, Classic and Discrete.
The “Modern” version of the Browner Zurich 69 EQ is said to place a focus on clarity and transparency. The unit leverages the same op-amps found in well-known UK consoles, and is intended for use in tracking, mixing and mastering.
Meanwhile, the “Classic” is fitted with the same op-amps found in the Swiss consoles of the 1970s, created with an aim toward delivering smooth and warm tones, and softening high-end brashness. Browner Sound founder Omar Garcia suggests it’s appropriate for mix-bus and individual tracking when a vintage vibe is preferred.
Also available is the “Discrete.” Loaded with custom 2520-style discrete op-amps, it is intended for use in bringing mixes forward in high-impact tracking, mixing and mastering.
All three include a selectable high shelf (8 kHz, 10 kHz and 12 kHz settings), a selectable low shelf (20 Hz, 60 Hz and 120 Hz), and a sweepable mid-range swinging from 150 Hz to 7 kHz. Each band offers +/- 15 dB gain and all versions include a 45 Hz lowcut filter.
“As a gear head, I decided to build modern versions of classic equipment so engineers, myself included, can own coveted units that are either unavailable or unaffordable,” says Garcia. “Over the next year, we expect to offer new versions of classic pieces, including units inspired by vintage TASCAM, MCI and Studer reel-to-reels, preamps influenced by Quad-Eight, Opamp Labs and Auditronics, as well as original designs.”
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