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Old 31st January 2019
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ez1073eq - 500 series Class A Equalizer

The ez1073-eq ..... a 500 series version of a classic Class A equalizer ..... with Carnhill inductors, input and output transformers.


Carnhill Line Input Transformer - Yes
Carnhill Output Transformer - Yes
All 3 Carnhill inductors - Yes
Grayhill Switches - Yes
Sfernice Pots - Yes
Output Trim control - Yes
All the functionality of the ez1073 eq - Yes
Quart squeezed into a pint pot - Yes
Surface mount - No Way José
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Available from your local dealer:

They can also be ordered here:
AML Products

The on-line store ships worldwide automatically.

During the checkout stage it will calculate the airmail to your destination address and remove the UK tax if applicable.

Colin - AML
Audio Maintenance Limited

Last edited by slenderchap; 26th February 2019 at 04:16 PM.. Reason: Photo not showing - target error
Old 31st January 2019
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wow, nice!
great job, Colin!
Old 31st January 2019
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Well done Colin!

Perhaps an excuse to finally sip my toe back into the 500 series pond again!

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Old 1st February 2019
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@ slenderchap Are there tonal differences in with the 1073 mic and 1073 line preamps on your site. Looking for something to boost gain and add flavor when mastering OTB and conflicted on which pair one to get. Thanks!
Old 1st February 2019
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I’m not slenderchap but I’d imagine the same as this unit has the line input stage whilst the preamp has the mic input tx for mic level signals.
Old 2nd February 2019
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Originally Posted by scandal ➡️
@ slenderchap Are there tonal differences in with the 1073 mic and 1073 line preamps on your site. Looking for something to boost gain and add flavor when mastering OTB and conflicted on which pair one to get. Thanks!
Since you are already at line level when mastering, you would use a 1073-line amp (or the new ez1073-eq).... a mic amp would just be the wrong input impedance.

Colin
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Old 2nd February 2019
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Old 3rd February 2019
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Amazing. Any plans for a 1084?
Old 4th February 2019
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Any plans for a one slot compressor?
Old 4th February 2019
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sweet boss!!!!
Old 5th February 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by sam guaiana ➡️
Amazing. Any plans for a 1084?
It would not be realistic to put a 1084 EQ in a single slot as there is simply not enough room .... it would be like the new ez1073eq but with extra controls and parts.... and there simply isn't the space to do it.... unless you miss out the input transformer or build it surface mount... and then there is no point doing it (in my opinion)...

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Any plans for a one slot compressor?
Not really.... I have a simple VCA based compressor design which could be done in a single slot but finding time is the issue.... anything "serious" like the 54F50 would need more than one slot as there is too much in them and there are too many controls for the faceplate.

Colin
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Old 5th February 2019
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not to swing too far into 1084 territory,...
i'd say it's possible, there's the LAZ EQN1084.
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not to swing too far into 1084 territory,...
i'd say it's possible, there's the LAZ EQN1084.
Of course you can do it if you don't make a 1084 properly.... the EQN is missing the low pass filter, has no gain control, is missing 2 inductors and has a miniature output transformer... why bother unless you are going to do it all .... as soon as you opt for a small output transformer it won't give you the sound you want anyway ? (It would be possible to make one in 2 slot).

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Old 5th February 2019
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and there you heard it from the man himself...
thanks for clearing that up, Colin.
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Originally Posted by slenderchap ➡️
Not really.... I have a simple VCA based compressor design which could be done in a single slot but finding time is the issue.... anything "serious" like the 54F50 would need more than one slot as there is too much in them and there are too many controls for the faceplate.

Colin
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Thanks for your response.
Cheers.
Old 6th February 2019 | Show parent
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(It would be possible to make one in 2 slot).
That would actually be pretty cool; like your pultec 500 series.
Old 6th February 2019
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the AML pultec 500 series is amazing IMHO.
Old 15th February 2019
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Unfortunately it has become abundantly clear that this project is far too difficult for many of the DIY builders... so we can no longer offer it as a kit... it will be read-built only and available from dealers.

Sorry.
Colin
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Old 17th February 2019 | Show parent
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Unfortunately it has become abundantly clear that this project is far too difficult for many of the DIY builders... so we can no longer offer it as a kit... it will be read-built only and available from dealers.

Sorry.
Colin
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so sad to hear! i tought about replacing my LAZ's with these...
What was so difficult?
Old 22nd February 2019
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Will this be available through VK? This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.

I might need to finance, but will happily buy at least 4.
Old 22nd February 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by slenderchap ➡️
Unfortunately it has become abundantly clear that this project is far too difficult for many of the DIY builders... so we can no longer offer it as a kit... it will be read-built only and available from dealers.

Sorry.
Colin
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Well that's disappointing news.
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Will this be available through VK? This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. .
I believe so. I have no sent them appropriate information, sure they will soon appear on their site ... you may need to ask them for it.. it takes a while for new things to appear on their site.

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Old 22nd February 2019 | Show parent
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I believe so. I have no sent them appropriate information, sure they will soon appear on their site ... you may need to ask them for it.. it takes a while for new things to appear on their site.

Colin
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Thanks Colin! I’ll inquire with my guy @ VK.

- Dom
Old 26th February 2019 | Show parent
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Thanks Colin! I’ll inquire with my guy @ VK.

- Dom
Did Vintage King respond ... they have not yet appeared on their website ?

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Old 27th February 2019 | Show parent
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Did Vintage King respond ... they have not yet appeared on their website ?

Colin
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Yes. They did respond, and told me they would eventually add it.

I usually wait to take advantage of VK’s 36 and 48 financing options though, and I was told VK usually does not do extended financing on AML. Bummer.

I’ll still keep my eye on this, and hope that situation changes. I really like the fact that your module has both transformers... it’s perfect for folks like me who want the sound, but work primarily with line level sources (and don’t need more preamps).

Either way, it looks like you are ahead of the game. This really makes sense for the way many of us work nowadays.
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Yes. They did respond, and told me they would eventually add it.
If you can't wait? I'm in the USA and it's unbelievable how fast I get the stuff from AML direct. I'll put in an order and within a couple days it's at my door. Top notch service for sure.
Old 8th March 2019 | Show parent
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so sad to hear! i tought about replacing my LAZ's with these...
What was so difficult?
Yeah im curious about that too! What was so difficult?
Old 13th March 2019
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Speaking of fast delivery...

These just rolled up today. Gorgeous looking in person. Beautiful job Colin, thanks!
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Originally Posted by DomiBabi ➡️
Yes. They did respond, and told me they would eventually add it.

... I really like the fact that your module has both transformers... it’s perfect for folks like me who want the sound....

Either way, it looks like you are ahead of the game. This really makes sense for the way many of us work nowadays.
VK have now added these... they are also available from Frontendaudio.com, scitscat.com, studiologsound.com...


What was so difficult?.... probably just the density of components... there is so much inside it.



Colin
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