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    Default Recommend an EQ

    My experience with equalizers is limited and largely negative. Most of the time when I see one in a rack, the sliders are arranged in a smiley face but I'm not smiling.

    I'm looking at some older units from AudioControl. Anyone have any favorites from that brand or any others?

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    Ive got a audiocontrol c-101 and its great!!!!
    10 band eq/spectrum analizer/pink noise generator
    I heard from other people its the most sought after eq.
    Very clean /very low dis.
    Make sure you get the mike with it.

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    Thanks for the reply. Apparently you found the mike useful. Did you stick with the EQ'd curve or tweak by ear afterwards?

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    I just got it so I'm still experimenting

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    You might want to try the Behringer DEQ-2496, its a pro audio type device. I have used it in a mid-high-fi broadcast application with great results.. Maybe someone that has used this for home audio might comment. It has an rta too. I know alot of serious car audio guys use it for the rta. http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHDEQ2496
    Big thanks to "Neskahi" !

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    I had a nice, and inexpensive, digital AKAI that was pretty nice. I moved on to Polkie, Amulford....not sure if he still has it or not.

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    You might want to try the Behringer DEQ-2496, its a pro audio type device.
    I've had others warn me about problems with using pro equipment, especially noise. My Bel Canto integrated amp has RCA jacks only (no XLR) so pro stuff would require adapters at least. I must admit that I've seen a lot of discussion of the 2496.

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    I have a Furman dual 30 band EQ. Model Q-602. The dual means that there are 30 adjustable frequencies for each channel [1/3rd octave]. Using a good quality IC makes this unit add no extra noise whatsoever. The comparison is quite simple, just hit the tape monitor loop button in or out to engage the EQ or disengage. This can be done within milliseconds whether the music is playing or not for an instant comparison.

    This comes highly recommended by me for those that want no added BS, yet want adjustability in shaping the the sound to the room or the recording. Though I rarely use this particular piece of gear because 98% of the time I run with a flat signal, when I do put this into the loop it can make or break an album or song. It can't make chicken soup out of chicken ****, but it can make a bad recording sound enjoyable.

    As for the EQ "smile" when setup. This represents someone who doesn't really know how to use an EQ properly.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluzrip View Post
    I've had others warn me about problems with using pro equipment, especially noise. My Bel Canto integrated amp has RCA jacks only (no XLR) so pro stuff would require adapters at least. I must admit that I've seen a lot of discussion of the 2496.
    I admit, most behringer stuff isn't that great because of noise and ground loops etc. but, i didn't have any problems with it.. It does have S/PDIF inputs and outputs, don't know if that would help though.
    Last edited by Hi-Buy; 03-16-2008 at 08:17 PM.
    Big thanks to "Neskahi" !

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