1. Introduction

The PEQ2 is modeled after a vintage solid-state parametric EQ. Yes, it’s actually a pumped-up 1960s Pultec. Featuring controls similar to the VEQ-1A tube EQ, the PEQ2 stands apart from the pack with its frequency control that lets users set separate LF boost and LF cut frequencies.

PEQ2 provides plenty of width in the mid range while retaining tightness on the high end and low end. Its high end bands excel at giving tracks that extra shine, making it an all-star on vocals and drum overheads.

2. Features

  • Boost & droop frequency knobs
  • Frequency selectors
  • HF boost bandwidth

3. Layout

1. Power On/Off Switch

Turns the EQ on or off. Doubles as the BP button in the AFX rack.

2. Power On/Off Indicator

Lights up when the EQ is active.

3. LF Boost Frequency Select Knob

Selects the frequency for low boost. The following choices are available:

20Hz
30Hz
40Hz
60Hz
80Hz
120Hz
160Hz
240Hz

4. LF Boost Gain Knob

Adjusts LF boost gain.

5. LF Droop Gain Knob

Adjusts LF droop gain.

6. LF Droop Frequency Select Knob

Selects the LF droop target frequency. The following choices are available:

25Hz
50Hz
100Hz
200Hz

7. High Frequency Boost Bandwidth Knob

Adjusts the high frequency boost bandwidth. Goes from ‘sharp’ to ‘broad’.

8. High Frequency Boost Knob

Chooses the target frequency for the high frequency boost. The following choices are available:

2.5kHz
3.75kHz
5kHz
7.5kHz
10kHz
12kHz
15kHz
20kHz

9. High Frequency Boost Gain Knob

Adjusts high frequency boost gain.

10. HF Droop Gain Knob

Adjusts HF droop gain.

11. HF Droop Frequency Select Knob

Chooses the HF Droop target frequency. The following choices are available:

2.5kHz
5kHz
7.5kHz
10kHz
15kHz
20kHz

12. Output Gain Meter

Visualizes output gain.

13. Output Gain Knob

Adjusts output gain. Ranges between -24dB to +12dB.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the PEQ-2 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.