PEQ500 Passive EQ

Approx $738.25USD for customers outside Australia


INC 10% GST for Australian Customers

5.0 average, based on 5 reviews

Stock Level: 2

Product Information

  • PEQ500 is a full Pultec EQP-1A & EQP-1R type passive EQ circuit combined but with 8 extra low frequencies and 5 extra high frequencies. The Q (bandwidth) control for the high boost bell curve can go twice as wide as a normal Pultec and it can also do one thing I have never seen on any other Pultec or clone do. Pushing on the Q control will switch the high boost to a shelf with the Q control still varying the slope going into the shelf.

Features for each Channel

  • EQ In / out toggle switch with blue LED
  • Electronic Balanced discrete opamp input to allow for large input levels.
  • High Cut shelf from 0 to -16dB switchable to 5kHz, 10kHz, 20kHz.
  • High Boost bell / shelf with variable Q / Slope from 0 to +16dB switchable 1kHz, 1k5kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, 20kHz, 25kHz.
  • Push on Q control switches from high boost bell to shelf with orange LED lit when in shelf mode
  • Low Cut shelf from 0 to -16dB switchable 10Hz, 20Hz, 30Hz, 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, 240Hz, 300Hz.
  • Low Boost shelf from 0 to +16dB switchable 10Hz, 20Hz, 30Hz, 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, 240Hz, 300Hz.
  • Huge output transformer (same size as Neve LO1166).
  • Internal jumper for output ground lift. 
  • Double sided Gold plated rear edge connector.
  • API 500 and GroupDIY 51X compatable edge connector.

Product Code: PEQ500

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5


Got them today... popped in the Hybrids and put them in the rack, mastering a Klezmer trio album with them right now (Pendulum ES8 into these, and back into the DAW), FREAKING AMAZING! , WOW. Really enjoying the ability to open up wide swaths of upper mids and above with the shelf boost, insanely useful. I can't believe how quiet, honest, and clear these sound. Recalls are going to be fine, pretty easy to line up to the boost knobs with the engraved lines. I can see these are going to be used for the lovely air-lift on either mix bus or mastering, replacing a FIltek mk3 I was using for that purpose. I'm so extremely pleased, thank you so much for working with me on this. Don Godwin USA

Don Godwin :: Tue Sep 16 2014, 15:09 pm

Truly amazing

This has been my go to eq over the last year. Truly amazing Joe.

Carl Granberg :: Sun Dec 18 2011, 08:33 am

The Best EQ Out There!!

I'm only a part-time project studio guy (for now), but have quite a decent amount of pro equipment - API, Great River, Burl, Apogee, SSL, AnaMod, Slate etc etc. I have to say the PEQ500 is the single most dramatically game changing piece of gear I've ever used. Just simply putting a vocal through the PEQ500 literally doubles the size of it - I was amazed when I first plugged it in, and have since ordered two more to go on my mixbus. Keep up the great work Joe!!

Mike Nott :: Thu Jun 30 2011, 01:28 am

PEQ500's are amazing

Dear Joe Thank you for the pair of PEQ500's. They are amazing. Bass guitar? Huge. Vocal? Male? Female? Rich. Beautiful. As an engineering tool? I have some original Quad Eight pres that are very useful but emphasize certain frequencies that are sometimes undesirable. Using your PEQ I was able to grab those areas and make them sing. Am I happy? Extremely. Am I reordering? Calling the accountant now . . . All the best, Tom Whitlock, USA. Edit by JLM (Tom co-wrote 5 songs in the movie Top Gun including "Danger Zone" and won Academy awards for "Take My Breath Away")

Tom Whitlock :: Tue Feb 10 2009, 00:15 am

I love the eq's

honestly joe. I love the eq's. I might be ordering some more from you a bit down the road. Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys, Ohio, USA.

Dan Auerbach :: Sun Jan 25 2009, 13:17 pm

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