A-Designs Audio Introduces The HM2EQ “Hammer” Tube EQ

A-Designs Audio has introduced the HM2EQ, a new vacuum tube-equipped, dual mono channel, three band, analog equalizer. Affectionately known as the Hammer, it features a unique filtering system that allows the even harmonics to flow through its 12AT Philips tubes filtering out unwanted noise. The resulting sound is warm and musical, yet highly transparent with a clean, airy high end. (Congratulations Peter Montessi! You just won Gear Buzzword Bingo! —Ed.)


Housed in a 2U metal chassis with an aluminum faceplate and a toroidal power transformer under the hood, the Hammer is the result of over two years of careful R&D, as well as extensive beta testing by engineers like Dylan Dresdow, Dean Landon, Ronan Chris Murphy and Tony Shepperd. Each channel features identical controls, including switches for bypass, high cut and low cut, as well as six large aluminum rotaries for the EQ section – knobs for the LF (30/50/100/200/300/400), MF (250/500/1.2k/1.6k/2k) and HF (2.5k/3.5k/5k/7.5k/10k/15k) bands, plus accompanying knobs offering ±13dB of boost/cut for each frequency range.

The right side of the Hammer faceplate additionally sports a heavy duty Carling on/off toggle switch and large blue jewel lamp for power indication. Connections to and from the product are accomplished on the rear panel via a pair of balanced Neutrik XLR input jacks and pair of balanced XLR output jacks.

A-Designs Audio’s HM2EQ “Hammer” is available now for $2,695. More information on the A-Designs Audio HM2EQ “Hammer”.

Author: FutureMusic

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