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For sale is an original Sontec MES-432C Parametric Disk Mastering Equalizer in perfect working condition and cosmetically in excellent shape. It was serviced and recapped a couple of years ago and has been in service at Matthew Gray Mastering for the past 6.5 years. It is completely original (besides the re-cap) and still has the spare NOS opamp board taped to the inside of the chassis. Asking $11,500 AUD + shipping
A Little History...
This particular unit was originally owned by US producer "Sandy Pearlman" who produced popular acts like "Blue Oyster Cult" & "The Clash" to name a few. His signature is still found across the top of this unit. The serial no. is C007 & it's still operating at 110V.
The ITI/Sontec EQ was the creation of George Massenburg & Burgess Macneal and parts are still available through Burgess Macneal. Unlike the new Sontecs this one is fault free, well built, reliable and contains the original circuit, opamps & components. These don't come up very often so if you're in the market for one of these EQ's you'll know how rare they come up for sale.
I paid top dollar for this unit & it is still worth every cent... the only reason I am selling is because I am a long way through building a new studio/facility and I've run out of money to complete it, so to this end I am selling some of my studio gear to help fund the remainder of the build. Also look out for my other auctions which include an API 5500 and a racked stereo pair of 60's Neumann PEV vinyl cutting passive EQ's.
For serious enquiries, please contact me for more hi-res photos or additional information. info [a] matthewgraymastering [dot] com
Matthew Gray Mastering Brisbane Australia www.matthewgraymastering.com