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PuigTec EQs

Two classic EQs for silky highs, punchy lows, and rich mids
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A Prestigious Pair of Passive EQs for Silky Smooth Tone


Pultec’s passive EQs—introduced over 50 years ago—became mainstays for mastering, as well as for vocals, bass, guitar, and more. With their gentle tone-shaping talents, the EQP-1A (highs and lows) and MEQ-5 (midrange) set a standard for passive EQs that remains unchallenged to this day.

Waves modeled these beautifully maintained, hand-crafted legends from the personal collection of Grammy-winning producer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Rolling Stones). Now they can help you shape your sound.

  • Mix fat, punchy bass and drums with EQP-1A
  • Enrich vocals, guitars and synths with MEQ-5’s 3 midrange bands
  • Faithful to the transparent, gentle nature of passive circuity
  • Renowned for shaping tone with a light yet highly effective touch
  • A favorite for tone sculpting during both mixing and mastering
  • Get a tighter low end with EQP-1A’s ability to cut/boost the same frequencies simultaneously
Watch It in Action

Rich Analog Tone. Fat Punchy Bass. Full Midrange Textures.

  • True to the Original

    The original Pultec EQs have a well-earned reputation for sonic purity. Acclaimed producer/engineer Jack Joseph Puig has two of the finest examples of these rare, hand-built EQs in his studio. We modeled the units under his guidance for fidelity to the analog originals.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Mix Fat, Punchy Lows with the EQP-1A

    Lows without mud, highs without harshness: Mix fat, punchy bass, drums, and synths with the EQP-1A’s three high-cut frequencies, along with separate boost and attenuation controls for 4 low frequencies and 7 high frequencies (with bandwidth parameter).

  • Enhance the Low End with the Pultec Trick

    The Pultec EQP-1A is renowned for its unique ability to boost and cut the same frequencies simultaneously, creating a unique resonant shelf. Thousands of classic recordings have used this feature to great effect, to enhance the low end.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Mix Rich Vocals, Guitars, Keys and more with the MEQ-5

    Create, rich smooth midrange tones for voice, acoustic guitar, piano, and more with low-mid boost at 5 selectable frequencies, mid dip at 11 frequencies, and high-mid boost at 5 frequencies.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”