MILLENNIA - NSEQ-2 - Twin Topology Stereo Parametric Equalizer
Millennia Media NSEQ-2 - Starting out in the world of audiophile classical recordings, Millennia Media has established a well-deserved reputation for excellence in producing audio equipment for critical applications. Supporting that reputation is the NSEQ-2, a 2-channel, 4-band parametric equalizer that offers the ability to switch between pure Class A all-discrete J-FET solid-state operation, or pure Class A all-triode vacuum tube operation at the touch of a button. The NSEQ-2 has only one active stage in the audio signal path, as opposed to common designs that employ anywhere from three to seven active amplifiers in the signal path. The result is greater sonic integrity and purity and heightened musical realism. Did we mention it's transparent? The Millennia Media NSEQ-2 is a great EQ for surgically precise boosts or cuts.
Millennia Media NSEQ-2 at a Glance:
- Two channel, fully Class A 4-band parametric equalizer with two selectable audio paths
- Minimalist circuitry - only one active stage in the audio signal path
- Transformerless design
- Twin Topology offers 100% Class-A all discrete J-FET amplifiers annd 100% Class A, hand tested and selected triode vacuum tubes.
- Finest grades of passive components
Stereo Parametric Equalizer with Twin Topology
The NSEQ-2 is a two channel, four band parametric equalizer offering fully Class-A operation via discrete J-FET transistors or all triode vacuum tubes selectable with the touch of a button. Millennia's innovative new merging of vacuum tube and transistor circuit topologies. A front panel switch selects between a complete vacuum tube parametric equalizer or a fully discrete solid-state parametric equalizer. Both circuit topologies are entirely transformerless, high voltage, 100% Class-A biased, and minimalist in design.
What is "minimalist?" The NSEQ-2 has only one active stage in the audio signal path. Compare this with common textbook parametric EQ designs employing anywhere from three to seven active amplifiers in the signal path. Fewer amplifier stages means greater sonic integrity and heightened musical realism. This single amplifier is optimized as input buffer, EQ amplifier, and output driver. Imagine the musical clarity achieved as precious audio signals are spared from successively colored amplifier stages. It's something you must hear to appreciate. Seasoned audio recording engineers are calling NSEQ the most musically accurate analog EQ available at any price.
Why transformerless? Most of today's high voltage pro tube gear uses audio transformers. Yet, transformers add coloration to audio signals; coloration which may be great for "effect," but which is not conducive to sonic purity. Via innovative design techniques, Millennia avoids audio transformers entirely. Now, the musicality of Class-A vacuum tube equalization can be realized without the unavoidable sonic artifacts common to signal path transformers.
The solid-state aspect of Twin Topology consists of discrete field effect transistor amplifiers. Millennia also provides these J-FET amplifiers as the next generation of 990 (Jensen tm) and 2520 (API tm) plug-in compatible modules. Twin Topology circuitry employs 300 volt, hand selected triode vacuum tubes. To use the vacuum tube EQ, simply press a front panel switch. To use the solid-state EQ, press the switch again. Twin Topology! Both topologies are designed to deliver a musical optimization of their inherent character.
Finest Grade Components
The NSEQ-2 offers exquisitely designed high voltage Class A amplifiers free of transformer coupling, carefully optimized around the finest grades of passive components (Vishay pots, mil-spec gold switches, Wima and Electrocube capacitors, Neglex OFC audio cabling, silver Teflon power wiring, etc..). One listening test with the NSEQ-2 will immediately confirm that Millennia has once again set precedence in musical reality and sonic transparency.
Also available is a "quasi-mastering" version of NSEQ-2 offering loggable, resettable detented controls on all functions.
Millennia Media NSEQ-2 Features:
- Two selectable audio paths - vacuum tube & discrete J-FET solid-state
- Entirely Class A Twin Topology design
- Sets new precedent in equalizer sonic purity
- Ultra-premium componentry throughout
- Musically rich vintage vacuum tubes available
- Gold relays, connectors, switches, tube sockets
- Silver/teflon power wiring, ofc audio wiring
- Constructed for life (28 pounds), cosmetically appealing
- Detented, loggable control option available
- Effortless, lifelike musical performance at all dynamic levels