Midas 512 V2 500 Series Parametric Equalizer

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The PARAMETRIC EQUALISER 512 is a compact 500 Series 4 band fully parametric equaliser based on channel strip originally provided in the legendary Midas HERITAGE 3000 mixing console. When used in conjunction with the LEGEND L10, L6, or other standard 500 Series rackmount chassis, the 512 provides the ideal EQ solution for users seeking Midas performance in a modular format that boasts upgraded, premium-quality performance.

A parametric equaliser allows the operator to address multiple parameters with high precision when applying filters to an audio signal, i.e., a specific frequency can be cut or boosted by an exact amount across an adjustable bandwidth or “Q”. Such surgical-level equalisation enables fine tuning the filter to reduce the gain at frequencies that are prone to feedback, or remove undesirable tonal qualities and their overtones. Conversely, the ability to increase (boost) the gain at certain frequencies provides the ideal way to add punch to bass and kick drum signals, or to add presence to vocal or solo instrument tonalities. The PARAMETRIC EQUALISER 512 utilises 4 overlapping frequency bands to easily and expertly craft professional-grade output signals – both in the studio and during live performance. And when it comes to sound quality, Midas products are recognized by engineers the world over as the class leader for their warm and responsive delivery.

Built from the bottom up, the 512 EQ strip operates across 4 overlapping frequency bands: Bass (20 Hz to 400 Hz); Lo Mid (100 Hz to 2 kHz); Hi Mid (400 Hz to 8 kHz); and Treble (1 kHz to 20 kHz). The Frequency and Gain (-15 dB to +15 dB) adjustments are provided in the form of stacked dual concentric controls, with Gain on the knob and Frequency on the outer ring. All give instant access to fully variable gain and frequency settings in their respective operating bands.

512’s Bass and Treble Width controls (Q) are non-functional while in traditional Midas shelving mode, which is the default (Bell switches disengaged). When the Bell switches are pressed and illuminated, the Bass and Treble Width controls provide parametric operation. The Lo Mid and Hi Mid frequency bands are always in parametric operating mode – so when both Bell switches are engaged, all 4 Width controls provide fully variable parametric equalisation.

Features:

* Compact 500 Series module with enhanced Midas HERITAGE 3000 four band fully parametric equaliser

* Class leading equaliser acclaimed for it's warm and responsive character with fast easy setup

* Precision dual concentric controls give instant access to fully variable gain and frequency settings

* Bass and treble bands with selection switches for bell or shelving responses

* Fully variable bandwidth controls on all four bands in bell mode

* High power balanced output drives long audio cables with ease

* High performance electronically balanced input stage with high common-mode rejection

* Ultra low noise design using premium quality op-amps

* True hardware bypass selection switch removes all circuitry from the signal path when equalisation is not required

* Power up mute relays prevent switch on thumps

* Advanced design with low power consumption gives extended component life

* Premium quality components throughout for a crystal-clear audiophile signal path

* 10-Year Warranty Program*

* Designed and engineered in the U.K