might say they would like to set everything flat in the hope
this might provide a natural or unprocessed sound.
In nature, however, nothing is flat. Every sound we hear has been
by acoustic or mechanical resonances, be they from rooms, instruments,
loudspeakers, microphones or other sources. The finest musical
have achieved their qualities through years - sometimes centuries
of listening and adjusting resonances, and therefore, the generic
frequency response and attendant shifts in phase. AMEK has never
be reluctant to employ a good equaliser to get musically desirable
The System 9098 EQ was a high performance equaliser and preamplifier
designed to originate microphone signals of the highest quality
and to process signals generally in terms of frequency response.
The circuitry was based on the research Mr Neves put into the
console and the approach beared many similarities to that used
in the 9098.
Paramount importance had been given to the sonic quality of the
audio path, taking great care to retain the highly-prized musical
character of the famous old designs of this pedigree.
in depth technical and operational information see the
Blue Room Technical Notes.