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Re: EQ ot
> He had a Behringer GEQ3102 on sale for $140, $10 less than
> This is your basic dual channel 31 band EQ.
> Will they destroy the otherwise pristine studio sound
> that I currently have?
If it's pristine now then why fix it?
Graphic EQs are primarily for sorting out problems.
The cheaper units won't even have a pristine bypass
> Second question: He also has the Behringer Ultra Q Tube Processor
> 1951) for sale at $189
> parametric EQ with Sovtek tubes. How quiet is it? Do the tubes
> need to be upgraded to
> other ones to improve the overall sound? I noticed on Harmony Central
> some people were
> complaining about the tubes on another Behringer unit (the T1952 Tube
> Composer) saying that the
> tubes were under powered (>100v) at less than their optimal working
> circa 300v). Do
> tubes need to be run at full power to work well? Or is that only for
> applications and not
I have the Behringer Ultragain preamp/EQ, (with tube) the EQ is OK,
especially if you keep to a lower Q factor. I guess it's basically
the same circuit.
...but not comparable to a top quality studio EQ
Behringer Tube stuff is just their non-tube stuff with a tube in
the signal path. You wouldn't know it was connected unless the tube
Running the tubes at a lower voltage is fine, I don't think it
matters unless they're power amp tubes.
At low voltage the tubes last much longer.
If you look closely at the Behringer tubes you'll
see that the "tube-glow" is actually produced by LEDS, which
the clever folks at Behringer have even given a "warm up" time.
> I have steered away from Behringer in the past mainly due to the
> sonic quality of their
> mixers compared to Mackie.
last time I checked Mackies had rough sounding pre-amps,
and I didn't like the EQ.
Has anyone actually AB'ed Behringer/Mackie properly?
> They have some pretty incredible prices on a lot
> of gear and I can't
> help but think that there are some serious compromises in sonic quality
> be made. Perhaps this
> is true on some of their gear and not others?
Their stuff is somewhat variable in quality.
...but compare Roland/Yamaha who tend to save a few pence
here and there on chips regardless of sound.
I wouldn't trust that the new models sound better than the old.
- Re: EQ ot
- From: Mark Sottilaro <firstname.lastname@example.org>