“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Elemental Designs eQ.2 Parametric Equalizer Review

by July 22, 2009
  • Product Name: Elemental Designs eQ.2 Parametric Equalizer
  • Manufacturer: Elemental Designs
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: July 22, 2009 23:21
  • MSRP: $ 85 w/ A7S $100 w/o A7S
  • Buy Now

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"

Pros

  • Inexpensive parametric equalization
  • Does the job it is intended to do

Cons

  • Manual tuning and measurement not for novices
  • Limited precision due to physically small knobs

Introduction

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.
About the author:

Professionally, David engineers building structures. He is also a musician and audio enthusiast. David gives his perspective about loudspeakers and complex audio topics from his mechanical engineering and HAA Certified Level I training.

View full profile

Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program!

Recent Forum Posts:

theater_lover posts on July 27, 2009 00:22
I think these are fairly clever little boxes, certainly good for the price. I wished it supported two independent channels though.
lsiberian posts on July 23, 2009 16:03
admin, post: 600459
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.



Discuss “ Elemental Designs eQ.2 Parametric Equalizer Review” here. Read the article.

Add this to an RCA line amp and you can use that to drive your subs.
GregBe posts on July 23, 2009 14:25
I bought an eQ.2 to go along with my SVS sub. For me, it was perfect. I had two really big peaks, one at 28hz and one at 63hz. Other than that, my response looked pretty good. Now with those two peaks tamed, my subs sounds terrific.
Post Reply