40hz High Pass (Low Cut) Filter
Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:39 PM
I know various maufacturers do graphic equalisers with 40hz low cut filters as standard but the majority of them seem to be out of China and quite cheap, I had a KAM 2 x 15 band EQ once and it just generally degraded the sound quality even in bypass mode. I also don't need a graphic equaliser so a bit of a waste of money and rack space to go down this route unless anyone can recommend a decent one.
QSC do quite a few amplifiers with them built in but again even more expense.
There's a company in the US who do in-line passive filters built into a phono plug/socket module but I can't find anybody in the UK who sells them.
The other option is make one I guess, something I'm capable of doing but don't really have the time.
All suggestions welcome please :-)
Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:29 PM
Although it doesnt have a 40Hz HPF (only 80Hz HPF), it offers a 3-band fully parametric EQ, which may be more useful than a straightforward HPF anyway.
Nice little units..
www.loudaudio.co.uk Tel office: 01963 406102 / 24hr Mobile: 07590 044386
d&b audiotechnik and Kling & Frietag loudspeakers and amplifiers
Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:28 AM
Thanks for your replies so far.
I should have given a bit more information I think, I need 2 channel (stereo) and the application is disco so signal chain is mixer - power amp - speakers (2 x 15" & horn). I just want to try removing the low frequencies the speakers aren't capable of reproducing and give a bit more head room.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:44 AM
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public!! So do not argue with the idiot,
he will only drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:55 AM
I appreciate you do not want to lose rack space or spend too much, but a Behringer DCX2496 would be worth considering. It takes 1U of space (the Sharcs are taller and require an additional tray), sounds OK and has extra features that could be used to protect or enhance your system (limiting etc.). Cost is around £220 upwards from the usual suspects.
Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:45 AM
It looks like it's going to be a 1U graphic equaliser or speaker management system from looking around and the advice on here. The EQs seem to vary from about £80 to a few hundred pounds but quite a few of them look suspiciously like they are the same unit inside?! Any expereince or advice here welcomed please??
The amp is a C-MARK MR2450 (soon to be replaced as it's so bloody heavy) and the speakers are EV ZX4.
I once saw a 1U EV signal processor go for £80 on e-bay that if I remember correctly did fixed curve EQ and subsonic filtering etc but I can't remember what it's model number and/or name was!?? I can remember the listing saying "this made my speakers sound amazing" but I can't remember anymore about it.
Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:07 AM
If that's the case, why not simply pick a used QSC amplifier, i.e. something like the PLX range. They have switch mode power supplies and are very light in weight.
Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:42 AM
That sort of ticks all the boxes in one really doesn't it, lighter amp, built in filter, no extra units to carry around... thanks.