G.TEN is a 500 series format ten-band graphic equalizer. It’s a great sounding and easy to set EQ with all the important musical frequency points.
It’s great for shaping drums, guitars or any other sources where you need a great sound and fast setup.
The EQ is based on an IC gyrator filter which mimics an inductor. The G.TEN has proportional-Q (wider Q on low boost/cut and narrower Q on high boost/cut). This style of EQ became popular in the mid 70s when the famous console module was invented by Al Davis. G.TEN is input balanced and output balanced eq. Output on 2520 discreet operation amplifier (DOA) that boost output transformer. G.TEN has true relay bypass with a led status indicator.
This is the fourth reissue of the G.TEN.
The previous batches were sold worldwide in quantities of over two hundred pieces.In the G.TEN V4 revision we tried to take into account all the nuances and requests of those who bought and assembled the device earlier, as well as our own ideas for its improvement. To make the assembly easier we made an illustrated assembly guide as well as a video instruction (coming soon).
- standard 500 series VPR module size
- 10-band graphic eq
- proportional-Q band curves
- 12dB of boost/cut (with 3dB gain change mark lines)
- custom ordered center detent slide potentiometers
- 2520 style DOA output buffer
- excellent for tracking
Each kit includes:
- 10pcs special order S-curve center click slide potentiometers
- 1% metal film resistors
- Polyester gyrator film caps
- Nichicon/Panasonic lytic capacitors
- Output transformer
- 5532P and 5534P IC’s
- 5pcs 4558 IC’s
- UV printed black anodized face plate
- L mounting bracket
- All nuts, bolts and washers
G.TEN diy kit do not include DOA! For the full operation of the device you need it.
DOA = Discreate Operational Amplifier. In this device it serves as an output buffer that works in conjunction with the output transformer.The choice of the DOA is a matter of taste, as it can have a certain influence on the sound character of the G.TEN. That’s why we decided to make it separately based on the standard 2520 DOA type footprint.
As an option we are suggesting DOA that is based on the well known and trusted 2520bc circuit.
Choose “G.TEN full kit with DOA” option above if you need it.