Chandler Limited Little Devil EQ — 500-Series Equalizer
British console sound with huge-sounding Baxendall tone control in a hand-wired 500 package
The Chandler Little Devil EQ is a 500-series equalizer module that packs a big sound into a small package. Giving you the “Chandlerized” British console sound, the Chandler Little Devil EQ has all-discrete circuits with custom transformers and an inductor-based EQ that modern gyrator circuits could never touch. The Chandler Limited Little Devil EQ also features a classic Baxendall tone control that is simply huge sounding. To preserve sound quality, reliability, and their commitment to building superior equipment that professionals can rely on, Chandler Limited will never use surface-mount components, which can compromise sound quality. All Little Devil EQs are all handmade using through-hole components and hand wiring. Like all Chandler gear, the Little Devil EQ is extremely high quality, built to give you that special vintage sound for years to come.
Chandler Limited Little Devil EQ unique features:
- Classic Baxandall tone circuit
- All-discrete circuits with custom-wound transformers
- British-style console EQ similar to vintage Neve 1081 and 33115 units
Chandler Limited Little Devil EQ key features:
- Capacitor and inductor-based EQ
- Increased 500-series lunchbox compatibility
- No power-up issues with lunchboxes and rack systems
Don’t forget to check out RSPE’s Rack Revolution, a virtual 500-series rack builder that lets you custom-configure the perfect 500-series lunchbox for your studio, DAW, or mobile recording rig. RSPE carries every 500-series module imaginable, including mic preamps, compressor-limiters, equalizers, and 500 power racks.
Inside The Box — Chandler Limited Little Devil EQ
The Little Devil’s treble and bass controls are representative of the British circuits used in many popular recordings and equipment. The Little Devil EQ’s high- and low-shelving circuits, as developed by JP Baxandall (the real father of British EQ), are the same as those used in classic Neve 1073 and 1081 modules. Like the 1073, Chandler set the Little Devil EQ’s high frequency to 12kHz and low frequency to a selectable 60/110Hz. These are capacitor-based circuits with a distinctly different sound than modern gyrator parametric circuits. The Little Devil EQ’s treble is smooth and open sounding, while the bass is warm and round. The selectable 60Hz bass is tuned for a deep, low bass suited for drums and bass guitar. The 110Hz selection has a wide, sweeping curve that accents midrange frequencies as well as bass—excellent for filling out guitars, bass and pretty much anything else.
The midrange frequencies are also based on the highly regarded British consoles, which were used in the 1073, 1081, and 33115. The mids are inductor based, like the renowned Pultec EQs. Each mid band also has a Q switch, which sharpens or smoothens the mid band for a more mellow or pointed boost and cut. As well as changing the center point of the EQ curve, Q also changes the amount of overall boost and cut for a more musical and controlled response.
The Little Devil EQ has a low-frequency filter with three selectable frequencies; 47Hz, 82Hz, and 150Hz, which have a wide, extended frequency response. The Little Devil EQ is sharply cut at 20Hz to keep the low end from becoming muddy. The Little Devil EQ also has a hardwire bypass with no components in the signal path to color sound in any way, enabling you to make accurate comparisons between treated and untreated sounds.
Outside The Box — Chandler Limited Little Devil EQ
In keeping with its namesake, Little Devil Equalizer sports a bright red front panel with all controls are marked +/- 1 to 6 in the playful spirit of the Little Devil concept.
- Treble and bass: Shelf +/-18db; treble is set to 12kHz while bass is selectable between 50Hz and 110Hz
- High and low mid: +/-18db with high and low “Q” switching on each band; inductor-based British-style EQ with 7 selections per band
- High-mid frequencies: 1.2kHz, 2.7kHZ, 3.3kHz, 4.7kHz, 5.6kHz, 6.8kHz, 8.2kHz
- Lo-mid frequencies: 220Hz, 270Hz, 330Hz, 390Hz, 470Hz, 560Hz, 820Hz
- Q switches for mid frequencies
- Three-position filter: 47Hz, 82Hz, and 150hz.
- Hardwire bypass removes all circuits from the signal path
Chandler Limited 500-Series Compatibility
All Chandler 500 series units have now been tested and proven to have no power issues in the following racks: API 500V 10-slot with L200 PSU; API 500-6B Lunchbox; API 500-6B HC “new version” Lunchbox; BAE 11-slot with power one supply; BAE 6-slot portable with power one supply; BAE 6-slot with Avedis designed supply; A-Designs 2-slot; Purple Sweet 10; and Empirical Labs 2-slot.
Little Devil EQs
and Little Devil Compressors
have been upgraded to eliminate the power conflict experienced with some 3rd party racks and lunchboxes. The upgrade has been tested in the racks listed above. Any Little Devil EQ or Little Devil Compressor with compatibility issues can be returned to Chandler Limited for a free upgrade (parts and labor), however, Chandler Limited will not cover shipping costs.
Who’s using Chandler Limited:
“The Little Devil EQ is ALL business!!! It has been getting a workout…. I find myself sticking it on shit that doesn’t even need any EQ just to see how much better it can get!”–Blues Saraceno
(Mötley Crüe, Overkill, Accept, Great White, Poison, Alice Cooper, Extreme, Megadeth, Janet Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, Dokken, Metallica, White Lion, Skid Row)
(The Black Keys)
About Chandler Limited
Based in a small Iowa town in the middle of nowhere, Chandler Limited signal-processing equipment is highly regarded for its ability to add the warmth of analog to today’s digital recording process. Chandler Limited works directly with EMI and Abbey Road studios to reintroduce some of the exact equipment used at Abbey Road Studios to record such bands as The Beatles and Pink Floyd.
Priding itself on hand-wiring all their products, Chandler products have been featured prominently in albums, movies, television, and even video games. And now, Chandler Limited enters the 500 race with its new line of 500-series modules for your favorite lunch box. Using all-discrete circuits that combine Chandler’s best designs with the hottest designs from the past; transformer balanced everything; and the American handmade quality you expect, the Chandler Limited 500-series modules will take your lunchbox or rack system to a new level.
Add authentic British console EQ to your 500-series lunchbox with the Chandler Limited Little Devil EQ. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.