The Fredenstein Artistic EQ, a three band equalizer for 500 series racks, provides best-in-class audio performance and flexibility. Open sounding, easy to use, and with our Color technology; the Artistic EQ can handle any program material in live and studio applications.
The centerpiece of the Artististic EQ is the OPA2 discrete audio operational amplifier. As all Fredenstein products, it is not a copy of an older design, but a proprietary design manufactured in SMT technology. Matched and integrated dual input transistors guarantee vastly improved specifications compared to older designs. The OPA2, following the tradition of well known manufactures, is socketed and can be exchanged without tools.
The sound is further defined by the American-made steel-core output transformer, which is known for its smooth vintage sound without being dark or just “mid-rangy”. The low and high frequency filters can be switched between Bell or Shelf . The gain range for each filter is +- 14 dB. To facilitate sound comparisons, a true “hard” bypass is available when EQ IN is not engaged.
3 Band Equalizer Module
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz, +/- 0.2dB
Distortion: < 0.02%
S/N Ratio: > 90 dB at 0dB gain
Input Impedance: > 10KOhm
Max. Input Level: + 24 dBu balanced
Output Impedance: 600 Ohm
Max. Output Level: + 26 dBu balanced
High Freq Filter: 2 KHz – 20 kHz
High Freq Gain: +/- 14 dB
Mid Freq Filter: 300 Hz – 3000 Hz
Mid Freq Gain: +/- 14 dB
Low Freq Filter: 30 Hz – 300 Hz
Low Freq Gain: +/- 14 dB
Filter Q: Frequency dependent
Power Consumption:+/- 16 V, +/- 70 mA (600 Ohm load)
Think about what is sonically missing in today's audio equipment and how you could achieve better results in recording and mastering? Now, many may go back to well proven classic pieces of audio gear to fight the shortcomings of digital recording. Could that be the ultimate solution? Did the technological improvements of the last 50 years really don't apply to recording? Using technologies from vacuum tubes to Digital Signal Processors, often in the same product, Fredenstein products combine the strength of each technology and avoid their weaknesses. In addition we strongly believe in Zero-Negative-Feedback, negative feedback is a technique to make amplifiers more linear, but at the same time making them sounding harsh. This is one of the reasons modern equipment sounds so similar. Omitting negative feedback and using an internally and externally balanced designs which are very linear by design will yield a natural sound on a different level, warm, not dull or muffled, instead with a rich silky top-end and an impulse response which will simply blow you away. Don't get us wrong, we are not talking about 「esoteric designs」, we believe very strongly in a scientific engineering approach.
We also provide pieces of long neglected equipment like precision analog meters. Even if you are working mostly inside the 「box」, metering your analog signal before it hits your converters is still very important and a great foundation for good recording. Fredenstein's state-of-the-art audio technology will help you throughout your recording process to achieve truly outstanding results.
In addition, Fredenstein believes recording engineers deserve to have a more user friendly, more convenient, and efficient pieces of equipment making the studio life easier and generate a more comfortable working environment. By minimizing the number of buttons and switches without sacrificing functionality we deploy a clean user interface allowing you to get instantaneously familiar with the products.
Fredenstein Professional Audio Products are designed for audio professional in recording and broadcast studios as well as independent engineers and producers in their own facilities.
Fredenstein is focused to make a difference in Professional Audio. You can expect superior sound and high-end built quality from each of our products.