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2-channel parametric EQ with peaking/shelving on high- and low-frequency bands.
The TL Audio 5013 Parametric EQ offers a perfect combination of performance and affordability among TL Audio equalizers. The 5013 is a rackmount EQ that features a peaking/shelving option on both low-frequency and high-frequency bands plus a Fat-contour switch on both channels. Like all TL Audio equipment, the interfacing options couldn't be more flexible--separate input and output level controls allow easy level matching with any other equipment, and a choice of balanced and unbalanced line inputs/outputs plus instrument DI inputs means you can get yourself up and running in seconds. Once you have experienced high-quality equalization, you won't want to record without it. If you've always thought that your console EQ is good enough, just try the 5013 equalizer and you won't go back.
The 5013 EQ unit employs two valve stages per channel, in the form of a Sovtek ECC83/12AX7A twin triode valve. One stage is positioned prior to the EQ filters, and one is post EQ. Both are run at 150V DC from a fully stabilized PSU.
About TL Audio
TL Audio began manufacturing audio products in 1990, when the company - founded by Tony Larking - was largely involved in the restoration and re-selling of vintage equipment such as Neve and Trident recording consoles. The first TL Audio products were original Neve EQ modules, which were taken principally from broadcast consoles and re-packaged to make them suitable for music production studios. Shortly after this Tony Larking was introduced to David Kempson, a leading designer at Neve for nine years.
By 1993 the demand for used valve outboard equipment had become very strong but most models such as the original Pultec and Fairchild valve devices were already extremely rare and expensive. There appeared an obvious gap in the market for brand new affordable valve products and the result was TL Audio's first valve product - the EQ-1 Dual Valve Equalizer. This product revolutionized the studio market by offering reliable, flexible, great sounding valve processing that was within the budget of most studios. The EQ-1 quickly attracted the interest of mainstream engineer/producers, with the first two production models going to Roy Thomas Baker (who had produced many of Queen and Foreigner's early recordings) and Chris Porter (who was working with George Michael and Take That).
The EQ-1 was the first of what became known as the 'Classic' range, and was followed by what has become possibly TL Audio's best known product - the C-1 Dual Valve Compressor, which shot to stardom as Chris Fogel's mixdown compressor on Alanis Morissette's multi-million selling 'Jagged Little Pill' album.
The Ivory Series
With the Classic range expanding to include more models, the growth in popularity of affordable digital recorders and mixers heightened the appetite for valve processing, which led to lower-cost ranges such as the Ivory models. The Ivory series of preamps, equalizers and dynamics devices has become TL Audio's best selling range of products to date. The Ivory Series satisfied all the criteria that we knew customers were looking for: a great sound, flexibility and user friendliness, all with a smaller price tag!
Today, TL Audio has become one of the most respected names currently manufacturing Pro Audio equipment. According to designer David Kempson, "Our hybrid design approach was not chosen to cut costs: we created it because we genuinely believe it is a better way of producing valve processors. It makes them consistent, reliable, quiet, and - best of all - it means that by gearing ourselves up for large-scale production we can make the products affordable as well. Every studio deserves to benefit from the advantages of valve signal processing - with our products, we make that possible."
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Comments about TL Audio Ivory 5013 Parametric EQ:
I have had the TL Audio 5013 for about a year. It has become a piece of equipment that is indispensible in my studio. There isn't any EQ problem that it cannot resolve. The hybrid tube/solid state design is very versatile and can deliver amazing amounts of sonic detail. I use this EQ in conjunction with a TL Audio 5051 voice processor and with a Universal Audio LA 610 MKII. I also own a Focusrite ISA 430 MKII. The TL Audio equipment is second to none.