1. Introduction

The VEQ-STU 169 is part of a second-generation analog Western European mixing desk. Produced in the late 70s and early 80s, these desks earned their place as top music recording devices with their transparent, yet gently colored analog sound. The simple, yet powerful 3 band inductor-based EQ carries a signature musicality owing to the combination of its high-end smoothness and headroom alongside clean and precise lows.

Designed for broad tone shaping, the VEQ-STU 169 is still used in studios ranging from vintage analog to hi-end digital. Both still take advantage of its unique coloring. With a low-pass filter and a sweepable bell mode mid band, you can surely achieve the sound many other EQs can only dream of. The low frequency band is set to shelve at 60 Hz, the mids are sweepable between 150 Hz & 7 khz, and the high frequency shelving comes at 10 kHz.

2. Features

  • Switchable low-cut filter.
  • Adjustable Low and High shelving equalizers.
  • Sweepable mid-band equalizer.
  • Gentle analog sound.

3. Layout

VEQ STU 169 Layout

1. Power On/Off Switch

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

2. Low-Cut Filter Switch

Engages or disengages the low-cut filter.

3. Low Band Shelve Knob

Shelves frequencies at 60Hz with up to +/-4dB of gain

4. Mid Band Sweep EQ

This EQ lets you dial in a boost or cut along the entire mid-frequency range with a classic bell shape. The gray knob sweeps the eq from the lowest mids (150Hz) all the way up to the highest mids (7kHz). The red knob lets you adjust the intensity of the boost or cut.

5. High Band Shelve Knob

Shelves frequencies at 10kHz with up to +/- 4dB of gain.

6. Gain Control

Adjusts output gain, letting you make up for excess or lost gain after equalization.

7. Output Level Meter

Visualizes output level.

4. Contacts

Having difficulties with the VEQ-STU 169 or anything else Antelope? Get in touch with us by the following means:

European Direct Support Line
+44 2039578550
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+1 734 418 8661
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