Behringer DEQ-2496


I don't have too much to say here really. This is a fun toy, I have the the ECM8000 as well and together they make RTAing a breeze. Each of its two channels has its own 31 band graphic EQ, 10 band parametric EQ, a feedback destroyer (not useful for home use), and three dynamic EQs. It has balanced inputs and outputs, an optical input and output, an AES/EBU input and output, auxillary analog outputs, and a microphone input. It has an internal pink noise generator and an automatic EQ which actually works very well. The build quality is good, sound quality is decent, and it has a very intuative interface. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of it but I plan on taking some soon.

Update: 9/24/10: I'm tired of dealing with 3x analog/digital conversions in my signal path. I'm adjusting my setup and rearranging my equipment to bring it down to one conversion using a dedicated DAC. As such, the Behringer has been moved to digital I/O only. It uses cheap ADC/DAC circuitry which work fine in pro-audio, but needs some work in a dedicated two channel stereo setup. I could spend $1k+ upgrading the analog circuitry in this device, or just leave the signal in the digital domain and offload the digital to analog conversion to a dedicated unit, which is what I've decided to do. Don't get me wrong, this unit sounds fine using the on-board ADC and DAC, but that doesn't mean you can't do better elsewhere. I will still use this unit for the extremely powerful and versatile graphic and parametric EQs, I'll just leave its I/O in the digital domain to prevent contamination.