Elemental Designs eQ.2 Parametric Equalizer Review
- Product Name: Elemental Designs eQ.2 Parametric Equalizer
- Manufacturer: Elemental Designs
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- Review Date: July 22, 2009 23:21
- MSRP: $ 85 w/ A7S $100 w/o A7S
EQ Type: Two band parametric
Frequency Bands: Continuous variable 10Hz - 50Hz, 50Hz - 100Hz
Band Width (Q): 0.3 - 3.0 Octaves
Level Adjustment: -15dB/+15dB
Subsonic Filter: Continuous variable 5Hz – 30Hz at 12 dB/octave w/ bypass
Phase Adjustment: Continuous variable 0 - 180 degrees
Dimensions: (HxWxD): 2.25" x 9.00" x 5.063"
- Inexpensive parametric equalization
- Does the job it is intended to do
- Manual tuning and measurement not for novices
- Limited precision due to physically small knobs
The last several years have seen an increase of the number of options for room equalization at bass frequencies available to consumers. Following up on my A7S-450 review, I was asked to review an external parametric equalizer that Elemental Designs (eD) sells alongside its subwoofers. The eQ.2, can be purchased separately or as a bundle with one of the eD’s subwoofers at a slightly reduced price. The eQ.2 represents a usable parametric EQ solution but with some caveats. It is inexpensive and functional, but it is bare bones basic. For someone on a tight budget or the DIY types, the eQ.2 will certainly do the trick provided you take the time to set it up properly as I instruct in this review.
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Add this to an RCA line amp and you can use that to drive your subs.