The IGS RB500ME (Rubber Bands 500 Mastering Equalizer) is a stereo passive equalizer packed into a double 500-series module, equipped with transformer balanced inputs (Carnhill) and outputs (Edcor) as well as a class-A driver circuit.
RB500ME is a stereo passive equalizer packed into a double 500-series module. This beast is equipped with transformer balanced inputs (Carnhill) and outputs (Edcor) as well as a class-A driver circuit. Of course the entire filtering section is passive and it mirrors analogue equalizers from the 60s. There is separate frequency selector for low cut and boost sections. Top quality potentiometers and ELMA switches were used to achieve outstanding performance.
The Rubber Bands is a wonderful tool that can add multiple levels of color to any track or mix. The best thing about, it is that you can set it up in various ways, all sounding clearly distinctive and great at the same. This is the device that gives the studio engineer an opportunity to add their own personality to the music.
|Q factor||0.5 - 4|
|Boost/Cut Range||+/- 20 dB|
|Hard wire bypass||Yes|
|All stepped manipulators||Yes, Frequency selectors|
|INPUT & OUTPUT|
|Input Impedance (balanced)||1k ohm|
|Output Impedance (balanced)||600 ohm|
|Audio transformers||Carnhill on input, Edcor on output|
|Operating Level||+4 dBu|
|Max input level||+20 dBu|
|Max output level||+22 dBu|
|Headroom (@ +4dBu)||18 dB|
|Noise Level||-99 dBA|
|Frequency response||20 Hz to 20k Hz, +/- 0.1 dB|
|DISTORTION (@ 20 HZ - 20 KHZ)|
|Shipping weight||1.5 kg|
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