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When a Buzz is music to the ears
Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:07

Buzz Audio REQ-2.2The Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 True Class A Resonance Equalizer is based on a classic passive resonant circuit but with the adjustability and flexibility of a modern mastering EQ.

Our particular REQ-2.2 is the mastering edition with recallable Elma pots. It was originally purchased in June 2009 but since then it has been back to Buzz Audio to get all the latest revisions along with further custom modifications specified by Matthew. The changes have improved the transparency and enhanced the sound of the circuit beyond the off-the-shelf unit.

We love the Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 because it is modern, clean, clear and detailed and can be used on most styles of music. Compared to our other workhorse mastering EQ, the Sontec MES-432C, the REQ-2.2 retains more of the source details. The REQ-2.2's sonic fingerprint, while highly desirable, is more noticeable than the Sontec's which tends to meld into the music invisibly even though it has a slightly softer/smoother presentation on transients.

In use the REQ-2.2 is extremely flexible with its variable slope shelving, half dB steps, 72 frequency choices and low frequency transformer saturation options. The Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 ME sounds 'expensive' and allows significant boosting of midrange and highs without making the sound harsh.

The Buzz Audio REQ-2.2 is just one of the many choices we have available at Matthew Gray Mastering which allows us to get the right sound for your project every time.