1. Introduction

The NEU-W492 is based on the inimitable circuitry design of the original, carrying its signature German sound. As a favorite mastering tool of generations of record producers and sound engineers, the unit features a 4-band EQ with bypass available for each band or the entire unit. Versatile and simple to use, the NEU-W492 is particularly powerful in the midrange, delivering a warm analog sound character.

2. Features

  • Low-cut filter.
  • Two shelving EQs.
  • Two Peak EQs.
  • Bypass for each of the four bands.

3. Layout

1. On/Off Switch

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

2. High-Pass Filter Switch

Chooses the high-pass filter frequency from 80Hz, 20Hz, and 120Hz.

3. Low Shelving EQ Gain Knob

Adds or reduces gain from -15dB to +15dB.

4. Low Shelving EQ

Chooses the center frequency for the low shelving EQ. The following choices are available:

0.05kHz (50Hz)
0.055kHz (55Hz)
0.065kHz (65Hz)
0.125kHz (125Hz)
0.2kHz (200Hz)
0.4kHz (400Hz)

Use the On and Off switch to enable or disable this EQ section.

5. Low Mid Peak EQ Gain Knob

Adds or reduces gain from -15dB to +15dB.

6. Low Mid Peak EQ Frequency Knob

Chooses the center frequency for the low mid peak EQ. The following choices are available:

0.06kHz (60Hz)
0.12kHz (120Hz)
0.2kHz (200Hz)
0.25kHz (250Hz)
0.35kHz (350Hz)
0.6kHz (600Hz)
1kHz (1000Hz)

Use the On and Off switch to enable or disable this EQ section.

7. Mid High Peak EQ Gain Knob

Adds or reduces gain from -15dB to +15dB.

8. Mid High Peak EQ Frequency Knob

Chooses the center frequency for the mid high peak EQ. The following choices are available:

1kHz
2kHz
3Khz
4.5kHz
6kHz
10kHz
16kHz

Use the On and Off switch to enable or disable this EQ section.

9. High Shelving EQ Gain Knob

Adds or reduces gain from -15dB to +15dB.

10. High Shelving EQ Frequency Knob

Chooses the center frequency for the high shelving EQ. The following choices are available:

3kHz
3.3kHz
3.7kHz
4.5kHz
5.5kHz
7.5kHz
10kHz

Use the On and Off switch to enable or disable this EQ section.

11. Gain Knob

Adds lost gain or reduces excess occuring as the result of compression. Ranges from -24 to +12dB.

12. Output Level Meter

Visualizes output level.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the NEU-W492 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.