Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra-Curve - Mastering Processor w/ Optical Cables

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The Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra-Curve - Mastering Processor with Optical Cables bundle is a high value savings for you to take the next step building your studio. The Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra-Curve - Digital Mastering Processor will give any studio amazing flexibility with many EQ and digital processing functions, like compression, limiting and expansion along with MIDI capability, so that you can not only record and mix the next hit song, but master it too! Buy it today from UniqueSquared.com
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Description Dual 31-band Graphic Equalizers, 31-band Virtual Paragraphic Equalizers and 10-band Parametric.

Naturally the DEQ2496 has phase-neutral digital graphic EQ but in addition we have added a function that allows you to change the bandwidth of each frequency from standard 1/3 to as much as 59/3.

Or, if you prefer the old-school approach to variable bandwidth, we have included 10-band parametrics that can be fine-tuned in increments down to 1/60 of an octave.

Dynamically-activated EQ

Dynamic EQ automatically raises or lowers a defined frequency range based on volume level. It is literally a combination of an equalizer (with frequency center and bandwidth controls) and a dynamics processor (with ATTACK, RELEASE, THRESHOLD and RATIO parameters).

DEQ opens up a world of both creative mastering and PA problem solving possibilities. We have given you total control with multiple filter types including bandpass mode. And of course you can store DEQ settings for recall at any time manually or via MIDI.

Feedback Destroyer with Learning Mode

With the digital capabilities we have just listed, it is easy to see why we were able to include a highly-effective Feedback Destroyer (FBD) feature it is essentially a dynamicallyactivated parametric EQ that "watches" the whole frequency spectrum in 1/60-octave bands and then instantly identifies and notches out feedback. FBD can be run in AUTO mode to compensate for movements of performers on stage, or in SNGLE mode that locks onto individual frequencies and then varies the amount of attenuation and bandwidth depending on feedback stimulus more suited to fixed microphone installations.

We also included a LEARN mode that generates short audio pulses, raises their gain until feedback occurs and then locks into potential troublecausing band centers.

Stereo Imager (WIDTH)

While usually considered a mastering technique, the ability to widen the stereo image can be useful in live sound work, too. When you hear it in action, we think you and your audience will be impressed.

The DEQ2496 WIDTH processor provides control over STEREOWIDTH (how clearly the two sides of the stereo image are separated from each other), ASYMMETRY (relative volume of left/right stereo signal), ROTATION (panning of stereo + mono in the stereo image), and a multipart SHUFFLE function than can generate an additional low-frequency Stereowidth effect.

Compressor/Expander and Limiter

The DEQ2496 has a comprehensive set of dynamics processing tools that can be used as two independent channels or stereo linked.

Everything you would find on a dedicated compressor/ expander is here including variable rations from 1:1.1 to 1:100, ATTACK times from 0 to 200ms, 0-3dB variable knee and 20 to 4000ms RELEASE, all adjustable from a coarse/fine adjustment scale. The built-in separate LIMITER has Threshold, Hold and Release functions.

Digital Delay

You can delay either the DEQ2496s Main or AUX outputs anywhere from 0 to 300ms and can process left and right channels independently.

Not only can you specify time delay in feet or meters but simultaneously compensate for ambient temperature which affects sound speed!

RTA/SPL/FFT Analyzer with Auto EQ function

The DEQ2496 features an FFT real time analyzer for precise graphic display of 61 frequency bands. You can monitor main or digital inputs and outputs, AUX/ digital out or a feed from an RTA microphone and display the results in a multitude of ways including funky retro VU meters. You get all of the usual peak/hold, display rate and scale features you would expect from a professional measurement tool, plus our user-definable AEQ (Auto EQ function), which allows you to analyze and adjust your system frequency response automatically (perfect for "roughing out" initial room adjustments).

In Graphic EQ mode, you can choose between UNCORRECTED response, which shows the mutual influence of adjacent bands, or select TRUE response to apply a specially developed algorithm that displays the actual results of the equalizer setting.

Easy to set up and use

The DEQ2496 has balanced inputs and servo balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors, stereo aux output, AES/EBU and S/ PDIF inputs and XLR and optical output. Configuration is intuitive, with on-screen block diagram displays and you get a separate RTA mic/line input with phantom power, a professional wordclock input and MIDI connections for full remote control, as well as preset dumps and system updates.

You can maintain up to 64 comprehensive user presets at a time and of course dump and load as needed. You can also save and recall individual modules such as DEQ, PEQ, WIDTH or DYN. These subsets of complete presets let you maintain most of a preset settings but vary a few (such as graphic EQ) without having to generate a whole new preset.

Built tough for the road, precise for the studio

The DEQ2496 features high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters and two high-performance 32/40-bit floating-point digital signal processors for incredible sonic resolution and 113 dB dynamic range. The internal switch-mode power supply assures maximum flexibility (100-240V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response, lowest possible power consumption and freedom from power surge damage.

Compare features. Compare prices. Own ULTRACURVE

Quite frankly, we believe that the DEQ2496 is the best multi-function processor value in the pro audio industry. Why pay much more for a status name?

SKU BEH-DEQ2496-KIT01
MPN DEQ2496
Features

Ultra High-Precision Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz EQ/RTA Mastering Processor

The ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 is an ultra high-precision digital 24-bit/96 kHz EQ/RTA mastering processor. Its extremely high audio performance makes it ideal for audiophile mastering and PA purposes. There are 4 concurrently selectable EQ modules (31-band graphic EQ, 10-band parametric EQ, Feedback Destroyer and three dynamic EQs per channel).

Another highlight is the additional 61-band RTA that can run simultaneously with the EQ section. The DEQ2496 features high-quality AKM 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters and two high-performance 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC digital signal processors for ultimate sonic resolution and 113 dB dynamic range. There are also multi-functional level meters (peak/RMS, VU and SPL meter with dBA/dBC weighting via RTA mic input) plus 64 user memories for complete setups and/or individual module configurations. You get a separate RTA mic/line input with phantom power, a professional wordclock input and MIDI connections for full remote control, preset dumps and system updates.

The DEQ2496 also boasts balanced inputs and servo balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors, stereo aux output, AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs and outputs XLR and optical). The internal switch-mode power supply assures maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response and lowest possible power consumption.

Behringer ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 Features:
  • Ultra high-resolution processor for all EQ, RTA and dynamic applications, especially for PA and audiophile mastering
  • 4 concurrently selectable EQ modules (31-band graphic EQ, 10-band parametric EQ, Feedback Destroyer plus three Dynamic EQs per stereo channel)
  • Flexible Compressor/Expander function with Peak Limiter per stereo channel as well as additional Stereo Imager and Stereo Delay for delay line applications
  • Unique VPQ (Virtual Paragraphic EQ) option allows parametric control of graphic EQs
  • Ultra high-resolution 61-band real-time FFT Analyzer with additional auto EQ function for room and loudspeaker equalization
  • Multi-functional level meters (peak/RMS, VU and SPL meter with dBA/dBC weighting via RTA mic input)
  • 64 user memories for complete setups and/or individual module configurations
  • Separate RTA mic/line input with phantom power, professional wordclock input and MIDI connections for full remote control, preset dumps and system updates
  • Ultra high-quality AKM 24-bit/96 kHz A/D- and D/A converters (113 dB dynamic range)
  • Open architecture allowing future software updates via MIDI
  • Two high-performance 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC digital signal processors for ultimate sonic resolution
  • Balanced inputs and servo-balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors, stereo aux output, AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs and outputs (XLR and optical)
  • Internal switch-mode power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response and lowest possible power consumption
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
Package Contents
  • (1) ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496
  • (1) AC Power Cord USA Plugs
  • [100-240 Volt]
  • (1) Owners Manual
BONUS:
  • (2) 3 Foot Optical ADAT Cables
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Behringer ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 1 Year
Reviews
  1. Great performance, great value Review by Geoff
    Rating

    The DEQ2496 EQ device has a ton of capability, which also gives it a non-trivial learning curve. The rewards of climbing the curve are well worth it, as the ability of this device to EQ either a room or a recording without adding any artifacts is top-notch, especially when used in the digital domain (digital in, digital out).

    I use the parametric EQ for taming sub-woofer room resonances, and the the graphic EQ for overall room EQ. There are many capabilities of this device I've never explored (feedback suppression, compressor/limiter, etc.).

    As far as analog performance, the A/D and D/A are both very good, although the the D/A should not be expected to compete with a dedicated D/A in the $1K+ category.

    The DEQ2496 does not do sample rate conversion or jitter reduction, so pairing it with the SRC2496 is a good option. (Posted on 2/18/11)

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Description

Description Dual 31-band Graphic Equalizers, 31-band Virtual Paragraphic Equalizers and 10-band Parametric.

Naturally the DEQ2496 has phase-neutral digital graphic EQ but in addition we have added a function that allows you to change the bandwidth of each frequency from standard 1/3 to as much as 59/3.

Or, if you prefer the old-school approach to variable bandwidth, we have included 10-band parametrics that can be fine-tuned in increments down to 1/60 of an octave.

Dynamically-activated EQ

Dynamic EQ automatically raises or lowers a defined frequency range based on volume level. It is literally a combination of an equalizer (with frequency center and bandwidth controls) and a dynamics processor (with ATTACK, RELEASE, THRESHOLD and RATIO parameters).

DEQ opens up a world of both creative mastering and PA problem solving possibilities. We have given you total control with multiple filter types including bandpass mode. And of course you can store DEQ settings for recall at any time manually or via MIDI.

Feedback Destroyer with Learning Mode

With the digital capabilities we have just listed, it is easy to see why we were able to include a highly-effective Feedback Destroyer (FBD) feature it is essentially a dynamicallyactivated parametric EQ that "watches" the whole frequency spectrum in 1/60-octave bands and then instantly identifies and notches out feedback. FBD can be run in AUTO mode to compensate for movements of performers on stage, or in SNGLE mode that locks onto individual frequencies and then varies the amount of attenuation and bandwidth depending on feedback stimulus more suited to fixed microphone installations.

We also included a LEARN mode that generates short audio pulses, raises their gain until feedback occurs and then locks into potential troublecausing band centers.

Stereo Imager (WIDTH)

While usually considered a mastering technique, the ability to widen the stereo image can be useful in live sound work, too. When you hear it in action, we think you and your audience will be impressed.

The DEQ2496 WIDTH processor provides control over STEREOWIDTH (how clearly the two sides of the stereo image are separated from each other), ASYMMETRY (relative volume of left/right stereo signal), ROTATION (panning of stereo + mono in the stereo image), and a multipart SHUFFLE function than can generate an additional low-frequency Stereowidth effect.

Compressor/Expander and Limiter

The DEQ2496 has a comprehensive set of dynamics processing tools that can be used as two independent channels or stereo linked.

Everything you would find on a dedicated compressor/ expander is here including variable rations from 1:1.1 to 1:100, ATTACK times from 0 to 200ms, 0-3dB variable knee and 20 to 4000ms RELEASE, all adjustable from a coarse/fine adjustment scale. The built-in separate LIMITER has Threshold, Hold and Release functions.

Digital Delay

You can delay either the DEQ2496s Main or AUX outputs anywhere from 0 to 300ms and can process left and right channels independently.

Not only can you specify time delay in feet or meters but simultaneously compensate for ambient temperature which affects sound speed!

RTA/SPL/FFT Analyzer with Auto EQ function

The DEQ2496 features an FFT real time analyzer for precise graphic display of 61 frequency bands. You can monitor main or digital inputs and outputs, AUX/ digital out or a feed from an RTA microphone and display the results in a multitude of ways including funky retro VU meters. You get all of the usual peak/hold, display rate and scale features you would expect from a professional measurement tool, plus our user-definable AEQ (Auto EQ function), which allows you to analyze and adjust your system frequency response automatically (perfect for "roughing out" initial room adjustments).

In Graphic EQ mode, you can choose between UNCORRECTED response, which shows the mutual influence of adjacent bands, or select TRUE response to apply a specially developed algorithm that displays the actual results of the equalizer setting.

Easy to set up and use

The DEQ2496 has balanced inputs and servo balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors, stereo aux output, AES/EBU and S/ PDIF inputs and XLR and optical output. Configuration is intuitive, with on-screen block diagram displays and you get a separate RTA mic/line input with phantom power, a professional wordclock input and MIDI connections for full remote control, as well as preset dumps and system updates.

You can maintain up to 64 comprehensive user presets at a time and of course dump and load as needed. You can also save and recall individual modules such as DEQ, PEQ, WIDTH or DYN. These subsets of complete presets let you maintain most of a preset settings but vary a few (such as graphic EQ) without having to generate a whole new preset.

Built tough for the road, precise for the studio

The DEQ2496 features high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters and two high-performance 32/40-bit floating-point digital signal processors for incredible sonic resolution and 113 dB dynamic range. The internal switch-mode power supply assures maximum flexibility (100-240V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response, lowest possible power consumption and freedom from power surge damage.

Compare features. Compare prices. Own ULTRACURVE

Quite frankly, we believe that the DEQ2496 is the best multi-function processor value in the pro audio industry. Why pay much more for a status name?

SKU BEH-DEQ2496-KIT01
MPN DEQ2496

Features

Features

Ultra High-Precision Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz EQ/RTA Mastering Processor

The ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 is an ultra high-precision digital 24-bit/96 kHz EQ/RTA mastering processor. Its extremely high audio performance makes it ideal for audiophile mastering and PA purposes. There are 4 concurrently selectable EQ modules (31-band graphic EQ, 10-band parametric EQ, Feedback Destroyer and three dynamic EQs per channel).

Another highlight is the additional 61-band RTA that can run simultaneously with the EQ section. The DEQ2496 features high-quality AKM 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters and two high-performance 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC digital signal processors for ultimate sonic resolution and 113 dB dynamic range. There are also multi-functional level meters (peak/RMS, VU and SPL meter with dBA/dBC weighting via RTA mic input) plus 64 user memories for complete setups and/or individual module configurations. You get a separate RTA mic/line input with phantom power, a professional wordclock input and MIDI connections for full remote control, preset dumps and system updates.

The DEQ2496 also boasts balanced inputs and servo balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors, stereo aux output, AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs and outputs XLR and optical). The internal switch-mode power supply assures maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response and lowest possible power consumption.

Behringer ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 Features:
  • Ultra high-resolution processor for all EQ, RTA and dynamic applications, especially for PA and audiophile mastering
  • 4 concurrently selectable EQ modules (31-band graphic EQ, 10-band parametric EQ, Feedback Destroyer plus three Dynamic EQs per stereo channel)
  • Flexible Compressor/Expander function with Peak Limiter per stereo channel as well as additional Stereo Imager and Stereo Delay for delay line applications
  • Unique VPQ (Virtual Paragraphic EQ) option allows parametric control of graphic EQs
  • Ultra high-resolution 61-band real-time FFT Analyzer with additional auto EQ function for room and loudspeaker equalization
  • Multi-functional level meters (peak/RMS, VU and SPL meter with dBA/dBC weighting via RTA mic input)
  • 64 user memories for complete setups and/or individual module configurations
  • Separate RTA mic/line input with phantom power, professional wordclock input and MIDI connections for full remote control, preset dumps and system updates
  • Ultra high-quality AKM 24-bit/96 kHz A/D- and D/A converters (113 dB dynamic range)
  • Open architecture allowing future software updates via MIDI
  • Two high-performance 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC digital signal processors for ultimate sonic resolution
  • Balanced inputs and servo-balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors, stereo aux output, AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs and outputs (XLR and optical)
  • Internal switch-mode power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response and lowest possible power consumption
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496
  • (1) AC Power Cord USA Plugs
  • [100-240 Volt]
  • (1) Owners Manual
BONUS:
  • (2) 3 Foot Optical ADAT Cables

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Behringer ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Great performance, great value Review by Geoff
    Rating

    The DEQ2496 EQ device has a ton of capability, which also gives it a non-trivial learning curve. The rewards of climbing the curve are well worth it, as the ability of this device to EQ either a room or a recording without adding any artifacts is top-notch, especially when used in the digital domain (digital in, digital out).

    I use the parametric EQ for taming sub-woofer room resonances, and the the graphic EQ for overall room EQ. There are many capabilities of this device I've never explored (feedback suppression, compressor/limiter, etc.).

    As far as analog performance, the A/D and D/A are both very good, although the the D/A should not be expected to compete with a dedicated D/A in the $1K+ category.

    The DEQ2496 does not do sample rate conversion or jitter reduction, so pairing it with the SRC2496 is a good option. (Posted on 2/18/11)

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