“In case anyone still wonders – in my opinion the PQ belongs to the world-classics among all Mastering Equalizers. The 2016 version underlines this statement with its modified and improved features.”
In the current edition (8/2016) of Studio Magazin (German) you will find one of the first reviews of our Mastering Equalizer PQ. Fritz Fey put the PQ to the test. Here you can find some of his impressions, the full review is only available in German. The headline “Champions League” shows the direction this review is heading for.
The PQ Mastering Equalizer is a fully parametric, dual-channel five-band equalizer and is a new revised edition of the well-known SPL PQ Mastering Equalizer – Model 2050.
First glance, new features and conclusion.
“The PQ undoubtedly offers an imposing appearance with its packed front panel, but it is definitely clearly arranged.”
“You can handle the PQ in a sovereign and natural manner. Just like having all the reserves of the world. And somehow this is true.”
All five bands can each be activated or deactivated and you got the possibility (for every single band) to separately switch between Constant Q and Proportional Q. This kind of circuit has not yet been achieved in any other equalizer.
“The special thing about this development was and still is the fact that you actually get two equalizers in one single unit.”
“From targeted repair works by using a high Q, to finely adjusted brightening or attenuation, up to drastic work on the spectrum, name it – you can do it.”
The unit is based on our SPL 120V Rail Technology.
“It is a real pleasure to work with such a large ‘cylinder capacity’”
The PQ Mastering Equalizer is available in red (Model 1544) or back (Model 1540).
Like in the Studio Magazin review of our SPL IRON (here you can find a summary of the review in our Blog post in English) one question still remains:
“… Red or black front panel? I think I’ll go with the red one.”
For more information, images and videos of the PQ visit pq.spl.info.