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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

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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).

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  • 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”