This is an original, first edition Arion MEQ-1, made in Japan in 1984. It’s a seven-band equalizer foot pedal with high-end internal components from the Prince Tsushinkogyo Company’s production facility in Nagoya. It can be powered via a 9-volt battery or an AC adapter (not included). It’s in superb condition, inside and out.
Power Requirements :
AC Adapter DC9V
Consumption current :
Input impedance :
Output impedance :
10KΩ or more
Level controls :
Graphic Equalizer :
7 Elements +/- 15dB
100Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 800Hz, 1.6KHz, 3.2KHz, 6.4KHz
Serial number: 852237
About the manufacturer:
Prince Tsushinkogyo Co. Ltd. (Prince Telecommunication and Engineering) was founded in 1950 in Nagoya, Japan. They focused on making tuners and amplifiers which were sold under the Prince brand name, as well as others, such as Memphis.
The company started using the Arion brand name in 1980 and began designing and engineering guitar effects pedals. The company’s fortunes declined in the 1990s and by 1997 Arion was sold to the Ueno Kaihatsu Center, who continued making pedals and tuners, but discontinued the amplifiers.
An original Arion in excellent shape.
make / manufacturer: Arion / Prince Tsushinkogyo
model name / number: MEQ-1