Graphic EQ options

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Chris Fitzgerald, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I'm waiting for delivery of my EA iamp 800, and would like to purchase a graphic EQ to use with my DB so I can use the parametric EQ on the iamp for my slab (a Smith 6). I've heard talk about "Constant Q" graphics being better than your average garden-variety graphics, but I'm not really sure what's out there. Features I'd like to have if possible:

    * One rack space only.

    * Variable low-cut filter.

    * 31 band.

    * A "cut only" feature would be nice.

    * Low noise.

    * Less than $400 price tag.

    Anybody have any experience with any units like this, or suggestions of models to try out? Thanks.
  2. BFunk

    BFunk Supporting Member

    For the price-range you mentioned I would suggest either a DBX or a Rane. I just bouhgt a DBX 2231 for my PA system and I am surprised at the quality of the sound. It is not Klark-Teknik, but it does ok. If you are willing to go a little more an Ashly or a BSS is good stuff. Top of the line is KT of course. They are almost magical.