TK Audio TK-Lizer 2
Demo unit available

Dual mono 3-band Baxandall style EQ with NEW M/S-Matrix (6 dB more headroom)

Features

  • Dual mono 3-band Baxandall style EQ
  • 12dB octave high pass filter (the highest HPF frequency 100Hz which is for mono-ing bass in M/S mode, this frequency can easily be change by the customer)
  • All controls are stepped for repeatability and easy channel tracking
  • Broad Q
  • High and Low band selectable between shelving or bell
  • Built in M/S function
  • Electronically balanced inputs and outputs
  • Max output level before clip: 27dBu.
  • Bands
    • Low freq: 28Hz, 48Hz, 72Hz, 132Hz, 195Hz, 255Hz, shelf or bell
    • Mid freq: 400Hz, 630Hz, 870Hz, 1.3kHz, 2.4kHz, 4k8kHz
    • High freq: 4kHz, 7.2kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, 20kHz, 25kHz, shelf or bell
    • HPF freq: 25Hz, 30Hz, 35Hz, 40Hz, 45Hz, 100Hz, 12dB / octave.
  • Boost/cut: -4dB, -3dB, -2dB, -1dB, -0.5dB, 0dB, +0.5dB, +1dB, +2dB, +3dB, +4dB
  • Level: -4dB, -3dB, -2dB, -1dB, -0.5dB, 0dB, +0.5dB, +1dB, +2dB, +3dB, +4dB

€ 1415,-
Price excl. VAT
excl. shipping

General

Our new TK-lizer is a Baxandall type of EQ, high and low bands are selectable between shelving or bell, very useful for fine tuning of your low’s, mid’s and high’s.
The three bands are based on the legendary Baxandall circuit from the 50’s.

The EQ also has a built in M/S function which lets you process the mid and side signals separately.
You can also affect the stereo width of your music by using the level controls in M/S mode.
A great feature is a little switch in M/S mode that allows the user to monitor just the center, just the sides or the entire stereo image.
We like to thank Wayne Kirkwood at KA Electronics for letting us use his genius M/S circuit!!

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dB says

More often than not the TK-Lizer will be my last unit in the in the master bus chain, right before the A/D converter.
What makes this EQ stand out from all others is the onboard M/S matrix. I can’t think of any other analogue EQ  that offers this feature.
The TK-Lizer does very little colourisation if any at all. The bands will do a max of 4dB boost or cut. This would hardly suffice for a channel EQ but will be more than enough for master bus. Also the bands have a very wide Q, so the unit has “master bus” written all over it.
Due to the little colourisation I never hesitate to use it in combination with a second bus EQ. I will then usually set the TK-Lizer to M/S mode and treat center and sides differently. I will also widen the stereo image. Doing this with the TK will sound considerably better than – say – with the common Waves S1.
In my default setup I will boost 400Hz on the sides, cutting that same frequency in the center.
The sides will sound fuller and wider, at the same time it creates some space for the vocal in the center.
Bass and drums may sound clearer now.
At times I will do the opposite on the top end, i.e. cutting some 16k in the sides and boosting them in the center.
Chances are the mix will sound cleaner and at the same time have more grip.
However – it all depends on the music of course … and I recommend using these figures as no more than a starting point.