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The LC25-Litz Entire Bundle is a kit comprised of every single part and component needed (sans opamp) to complete a LC25 equalizer.
This module is fully VPR compatible.
Following is a list of additional components that are required to complete this build:
(1) 2520 style discrete operational amplifier
PS: A DOA can be added to this kit at the bottom of this page.
This kit ships with a Litz wire 2503 output transformer.
Kits with EA2503's are also available
***Please note: The Litz 2503-L wire colors are different than the EA2503. To use the Litz
2503-L on this build, please follow the table on the bottom left of this
While this equalizer is very unique, it is similar in filter topology to the graphic EQ's of the early 1970's. IC gyrators
are employed and the circuit has an inherently Proportional Q.
Besides the physical appearance, the only difference between the LC25 and the LC40 are the frequencies.
The biggest difference between the LC25 and most other graphic equalizers are the stepped controls. Exact recall is a must in the
modern day of recording and mixing. Other similar equalizers may have fine resolution from 0dB to +/-4dB, but from that point to
max cut/boost things get out of hand quickly and near impossible to repeat. By going stepped, I had the opportunity to add a
-15dB cut which is a fantastic bonus!
The audio path of the LC25 is extremely unique. I have chosen to use the coveted EA2622 mic input transformer as the receiver. The
EA2622 is essentially setup in the same way as line mode on the VP28. The EA2622 is buffered from the remaining circuitry by a
DTO5 discrete opamp. Five bands of gyrators "hang" between each of the swinging inputs of a dual LME49720 opamp. The
output stage is a socketed 2520 style discrete opamp followed by a 2503 style output transformer wired 1:3.
A 2-position toggle operates a hard-wire relay bypass. This relay bypass has a shunt jumper connected to the Pin-6 DC bus so any
adjacent LC25's or LC40's can be bypassed by activating the toggle on only one unit. BYP = bypass and ACT = active.
***Please note: This kit now ships with a
CA2622 in place of the EA2622.
Pictorial Build Guide and Support Documents
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Cost of separate items: $352.49