Two and Eight channel digital graphic EQs in a 1-U space 21/07/02
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Following on from the DEQ230 a programmable 2 channel 30 band graphic EQ, Alesis have released two new digital programmable Eqs. The DEQ830 and DEQ230D Graphic Equalizers. These two new programmable rackmount equalizers give recording engineers and live sound professionals an expanded feature set, enhanced 24-bit sound quality, and more flexible routing options than any other EQ in their class.
No, really, this has 8 channels
The flagship DEQ830 boasts eight independent programmable 1/3-octave graphic equalizers in an amazingly compact 1U rackmount design. Its connections include eight balanced 1/4" TRS analog I/O and eight channels of ADAT Optical digital I/O, making the DEQ830 the perfect EQ unit for a range of modern recording applications. Other standout features include 100 user-customizable EQ programs, 50 template “curves” for rapid setup, and +4dBu/-10dBV switchable operation—allowing a high degree of user customization. Rounded out with an ultra-intuitive user interface and MIDI I/O, the DEQ830 is everything a high-end programmable EQ should be, without the high-end price tag.
For those who don’t require eight channels of processing, the DEQ230D is a dual-channel 1/3-octave programmable EQ with expanded I/O and more features than its predecessor, the acclaimed DEQ230. These features include two channels of fully balanced 1/4" TRS analog input and output, switchable +4dBu/-10dBV operation, S/PDIF connections and MIDI In and Out for use in a range of stage and studio applications. Additionally, 30 Preset and 30 User programs and an extremely intuitive user interface provide for fast sonic tweaks and various customized settings.
The DEQ830D has a list of $499 and will be shipping in 30 days