700 to 2k to die for! Lows are reminiscent of Pultecs. Highs are sweet and musical. An extremely open mic pre; in mic shootouts, these are as open as the king daddy Telefunken V76m. The legendary Helios Electronics Ltd.
Has resurrected with much anticipation and patience, the Olympic Type 69 Series EQ as used by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and so many others. In its heyday, Helios became known as the musician's choice of recording consoles. Brought in line with modern expectations, these units are built to military specifications with supervision of gear fanatic and music producer Tony Arnold. Endorsed by the late Dick Swettenham, of the original Helios Electronics Ltd.The Olympic Series is a classic three-band mic pre/EQ module, available in a dual mono 1u rack mount or a mono vertical module. The modern circuit is similar to the original, aside from one vast improvement - the build quality and reliability. The openness and clarity has been upheld, with the addition of EQ frequency selections. Tony Arnold explains, We asked many of the original users of the Helios desks what they felt was missing and if we could make any improvements.
Most wanted the 30Hz added to the Low EQ. In order to meet todays CD standards, some wanted a tight high frequency around 16k, which has been added without changing the original Helios sound whatsoever.WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN was recorded on the Stones mobile using 69s. These modules are the ones that re-create the sound I remember. On acoustic guitar a little 10k and 2.4, and a slight bass cut with a Neumann U87 and there is Glyn Johns 1970. Straight out of the box. Note: this module is NOT in the 500 Series format it come with a boutique audio rack w psu. The item "Helios Type 69 Mic Pre Eq" is in sale since Monday, July 25, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips".
The seller is "dbaltulonis123" and is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.