Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equalizer

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Product Code: 1021
Klark Teknik EQP-KT
$299.99
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748252171948
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Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equalizer

The Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equalizer is amazingly affordable – and designed for the 21st Century. Mastering quality equalisation, at a price point that makes the Klark Teknik EQP-KT equally at home in your studio – and your live rack!

The Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equalizer is a single-channel, two-band equalizer based on the classic Pultec EQP-1A, featuring Class A, all discrete circuitry for highest signal integrity. With switchable frequency selection, variable bandwidth and custom-built MIDAS transformers, the EQP-KT offers high-quality audio reproduction.

If ever there is an official “Audio Technology Hall of Fame”, it will definitely include a shrine to the legendary Pultec EQP-1A. The Klark Teknik pay homage to this audio-processing pioneer that has graced so many recordings, with their Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equaliser.

Building on a Classic
The Klark Teknik EQP-KT draws inspiration from the legendary Pultec EQP-1A equaliser, which was first produced in the early 1950s. Since then, Pultec equalisers have been prized for their smooth musical sound, and audio engineers have utilised them at all stages of the recording process – from tracking to mastering.

A Class Act
At the heart of the Klark Teknik EQP-KT is a vintage Class-A circuit design constructed from the highest-quality discrete components – all of which meet or exceed the Pultec EQP-1A’s original specifications. This is just one of the many ways the Klark Teknik EQP-KT brings unparalleled precision and superb signal integrity into the new audio age.

The Warm Sound of Tubes
The Klark Teknik EQP-KT owes its characteristic warmth to a set of premium, hand-selected 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes. This time-tested combination provides ultra low-noise analog output with the ideal balance of tight, warm bass, silky-smooth midrange and brilliant, airy treble.

MIDAS – The Legend in Sound Quality
Ever since its formation in the 1970s, MIDAS has had a long history of innovation and leadership in the world of audio mixing consoles. Employed by the most famous touring acts and installations worldwide, legendary MIDAS consoles such as the XL4 and Heritage H3000 quickly became industry standards. MIDAS has earned an impeccable reputation due to their no-compromise approach for audio and build-quality, and in particular for their Award-winning Mic Preamps, considered by experts as the industry’s best-sounding designs. Building on this legacy, the XL8 and PRO Series of Live Mixing Systems continue this great heritage of Award-winning audio quality. KLARK TEKNIK is proud to incorporate custom-designed MIDAS Input and Output transformers in the Klark Teknik EQP-KT for the ultimate in high-quality audio reproduction in both live and studio environments.

Incredible Flexibility
The Klark Teknik EQP-KT provides the kind of tone-sculpting flexibility that you simply won’t find on the average equaliser, such as the ability to boost and cut specific frequency content simultaneously. This functionality is a product of the Klark Teknik EQP-KT’s two-band design, which allows the boost and cut controls to work independently of one another – for incredibly flexible shelving. Both the LF Boost/Cut and HF Boost controls provide 7 frequency selections, along with a variable broad-bandwidth midrange control. Finally, the Klark Teknik EQP-KT’s HF Cut control lets you dial in the perfect amount of “air” to add a touch of finesse to your top-end content.

Bypass Mode
As mentioned earlier, the Klark Teknik EQP-KT is anything but typical, and that includes the operation of its Bypass/EQ On switch. If you could see the Klark Teknik EQP-KT’s signal path, you’ll find: a MIDAS Input transformer; two-band equaliser; a makeup gain amplifier; and a MIDAS Output transformer. When the switch is in the Bypass position, the only section that is no longer part of the signal path is the equaliser.

Balanced Connections
The Klark Teknik EQP–KT has both XLR and 1/4" TRS balanced Inputs and Outputs, both of which operate at line level. Unbalanced connections are also available via 1/4" TS cables

Unequalled Equalisation
While Pultec may have written the book on studio equalisation with the legendary EQP-1A in the 1950, the Klark Teknik have just added a new chapter to that venerable tone – the KLARK TEKNIK EQP-KT! Now audio aficionados of all means can afford the amazingly precise, tone-sculpting technology that has defined generations of musical excellence – both on and off the stage.

Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equalizer Features

  • Single-channel, two-band equaliser based on the classic Pultec EQP-1A
  • Class A, all discrete circuitry for highest signal integrity
  • Premium selection 12AX7 and 12AU7 tubes
  • Custom-built MIDAS input and output transformers
  • Switchable frequency selectors with up to 7 frequency points
  • Independent boost and cut controls provide immense creative potential
  • Variable bandwidth control for wide sound sculpting
  • Inductor based equaliser section
  • Bypass feature allows for A/B comparison
  • Transformer balanced inputs and outputs on Neutrik* XLR connectors
  • Rugged 2U rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
  • Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
  • 3-Year Warranty Program
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equalizer Specifications

  • Audio Input:
    • Type: XLR, ¼" TRS, transformer balanced
    • Impedance: >600 O, balanced and unbalanced
    • Max. Input Level: +21 dBu
    • Optimum Input Level: +4 dBu
  • Audio Output:
    • Type: XLR, ¼" TRS, transformer balanced
    • Min. Output Load Impedance: 600 O
    • Impedance: <300 O, balanced and unbalanced
    • Max. Output Level: +21 dBu
  • System Specifications:
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1 dB
    • Distortion (THD+N): <0.1% @ 1 kHz, +4 dBu
    • Dynamic Range (20 Hz to 20 kHz unweighted): >101 dB, typical
    • S/N Ratio: 80 dB @ +4 dBu In
    • Circuit: Class-A
    • Vacuum Tubes: 12AX7, 12AU7
  • Filters:
    • Low Frequency Cut / Boost Section:
      • Boost: 0 to 12 dB, shelving
      • Cut: 0 to -24 dB, shelving
      • LF Boost / Cut: 20, 30, 60, 100, 200 ,400, 800 Hz, selectable
    • High Frequency Boost Section:
      • Boost: 0 to +15 dB (Sharp), 0 to +10 dB (Broad)
      • HF Boost: 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16 kHz, selectable
      • Bandwidth: Q = 1 to 10 (sharp to broad), selectable
    • High Frequency Cut Section:
      • Cut: 0 to -20 dB, shelving
      • HF Cut: 3, 4, 5, 10, 20 kHz, selectable
  • Power Supply:
    • Mains Voltage: 100 – 240 V~, 50/60 Hz
    • Power Consumption: 15 W
    • Fuse: T1AH 250V
    • Mains Connection: Standard IEC Receptacle
  • Physical:
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 88 x 483 x 167 mm (3.5 x 19 x 6.6")
    • Weight: 3.0 kg (6.6 lbs)

Klark Teknik EQP-KT Classic Tube Equalizer Includes

  • Klark Teknik EQP-KT Unit
  • Printed User Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty

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  • 4
    Klark eq magic

    Posted by Rafferty Santiago on Oct 1st 2019

    I use my klark eq almost every session. For vocals i use it to clean a little bit the low end and to add some air and I have to tell you it works like magic. Tip? if you can, get better quality tubes, it will improve the tonality a lot. I gave the unit 4 stars, because the knobs feel a little bit loose.