1. Introduction

The NEU-PEV EQ is modeled on a rare German passive equalizer designed in the 60s. Its simple interface belies the complex tonal possibilities achievable with its four main knobs. A low shelving filter is fixed at 60Hz and can apply a boost or cut.

The “Presence” section offers up to 8 dB of boost for one of 7 selectable frequencies between 700 Hz and 5.6 kHz, while a 10kHz high shelf allows boost or cut at the top end of the frequency spectrum. An on-off switch and output gain control provide users with even more utility.

Notable for its warmth and spacious midrange, the NEU-PEV makes some of the most compelling sounds of both yesterday and today achievable without a massive rack of aging vintage gear!

2. Features

  • 60Hz low shelving filter.
  • Two shelving EQs.
  • Presence filter with selectable frequencies.
  • 10kHz high shelf filter.

3. Layout

NEU PEV Layout

1. On/Off Switch

Turns the EQ On or bypasses it. The switch doubles as the BP button in the AFX rack.

2. 60Hz Low Shelving EQ

Applies a cut of up to -15dB or boost of up to 9dB at 60Hz.

3. Presence Boost Knob

Applies a presence boost of up to 8dB.

4. Frequency Select Knob

Chooses a frequency for the presence boost. The following choices are available:


5. High Shelving EQ Knob

Applies a cut of up to -15dB or boost of up to 9dB at 10kHz.

6. Output Gain Knob

Boosts or attenuates the signal by up to +12/-24dB. You can make up for lost gain or remove excess gain which occur as the result of equalization.

7. Output Level Meter

Visualizes output gain.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the NEU-PEV or anything else Antelope? Get in touch with us by the following means:

European Direct Support Line
+44 2039578550
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (EET), Monday – Friday
USA Direct Support Line
+1 734 418 8661
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday
Online (live chat and e-mail)
Antelope Audio Support Page

5. Glossary

5.1 Shelving EQ
A shelf type EQ is the boost or cut of all frequencies above or below the cutoff frequency. It is most commonly found on the top and bottom bands of a parametric EQ.
5.2 Bell Curve
All equalizers with peaking filters use a bell curve which makes the EQ smoothly process a range of frequencies. With the bell curve, the center frequency occurs at the top of the bell curve and is the one most affected by equalization.
5.3 Low-cut Filter
Also known as high-pass filter. There are two types of pass filters in equalization. A high-pass filter (HPF) attenuates content below a cutoff frequency, allowing higher frequencies to pass through the filter. Thus, it is commonly used for cutting low frequencies. A low-pass filter (LPF) works the opposite – it attenuates content above a cutoff frequency, letting lower frequencies pass through the filter.