Ok, a little bit about one of my all time favorite EQs. I’m lucky to have a whole console full of these Sphere 900 series graphic equalizers. These 11 band stepped, discrete, inductor based EQs in my opinion sit between an API 560 and a solid state Pultec in terms of function and sound. They are incredibly smooth and subtle. You can really push them hard without any harshness or audible phase shift. And not to mention, the frequency bands are perfect! Low end/Low mids like a classic quad eight (50, 100, 200, 400, 800) Mids like a Neve 1073 (1.6, 3.2) 5, 6.4, 8k and beautiful 12k air. Don’t sleep on these!!!