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Heritage Audio SYMPH EQ - Amtospheric Stereo EQ

£1,295.00 inc. vat
£1,079.17 ex. vat
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Heritage Audio SYMPH EQ - Atmospheric Stereo EQ

The Heritage Audio SYMPH EQ is a master bus stereo EQ where the boost or cut amplitude grows up until the asymptotic value is reached, keeping the ultra highs and sub lows always controlled.

Shelving with surgical, but musical precision

A smart circuit layout allows for a maximum boost/cut of 10.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps. The main rotary switch sets 1dB steps whilst the 0.5 button adds half a dB to the main reading. The CUT button turns the boost amount into cut. Six strategically selected frequency choices per band are available (8, 10, 12, 15, 20 and 24 Khz on the high shelf, and 470, 360, 220, 110, 60 and 20 Hz on the low shelf).

2-pole high and low pass filters

In order to keep the sub-low and ultra-high frequency content well under control, further high-pass and low-pass filters have been added on dual concentric rotary switches, at 12dB/octave. 5 frequency choices plus OFF are available on each one (10, 12, 18, 22 and 30 Khz on the low-pass, and 160, 82, 47, 20 and 15 Hz on the high-pass).

This is where the magic lives

The Symph EQ would have been an awesome sculpting tool just as it has been described above, but it turns into a monster piece with the following 3 additions:

It features the same exclusive Carnhill input transformers made in Oxford found in the Successor.
Its outputs are driven by 73-type Class-A output amplifiers, built with the same Carnhill St´Ives output transformers as the rest of the family.
Most importantly and, here is where the Symph EQ really shines, it has built in Mid Side (M/S) capabilities.


  • Custom Carnhill Oxford input transformers, and custom Carnhill St Ives output transformers, both exclusively made for Heritage Audio.
  • A high-end, 73-style Class-A output stage.
  • All controls use high-quality rotary switches for 0.5dB precision equalizing.
  • Mid-side processing allows for precise center bass management and high boosting hard panned sources without affecting center ones such as vocals, snare, etc. Side high-pass filter turns into elliptical type when in M/S, as implemented in vintage disk cutters.
  • Stereo and M/S inputs and outputs, all balanced and ground free (unbalanced compatible) on gold plated XLRs.ON, M/S or stereo mode and individual hard BYPASS per channel.
  • Fully manufactured in the EU.


  • Carnhill based, transformer coupled balanced inputs and outputs for added character and vintage vibe.
  • 73 style class A output stages bring the desired 73 sound to your mix or instrument buses.
  • Stepped controls for easy recall of settings.
  • Input impedance: 10 Kiloohms bridging. Input is transformer balanced and floating.
  • Output impedance: Less than 75 Ohms, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 ohms (factory terminated).
  • Maximum output: Greater than +26dBu into 600 ohms.
  • THD: Less than 0.025% at 1 Khz, less than 0.05% at 100Hz.
  • Frequency response: 20Hz ( +0.3dB ) to 20Khz (-0.2dB)
  • Noise: Less than -89dBu , EQ flat.

Asymptotic Equaliser Section

  • Hi Frequency shelving: Frequency selectable 8, 10, 12, 15, 20 and 24 Khz.
  • Boost / Cut: 10.5 dB maximum, in steps of 0.5dB.
  • Lo Frequency shelving: Frequency selectable 470, 360, 220, 110, 60 and 20 Hz.
  • Boost / Cut: 10.5 dB maximum, in steps of 0.5dB.

Filter Section:

  • 12dB/octave high pass filter, -3dB point selectable at 160, 82, 47, 20 and 15 Hz.
  • 12dB/octave low pass filter, -3dB point selectable at 10, 12, 18, 22 and 30 Khz.
  • Side filter automatically turns into elliptical topology when M/S is engaged, as in the disk cutters, at 6dB/octave.