Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra Curve Pro

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Get high-quality compression, expansion, limiting, alignment delay, several styles of EQ and more with the Behringer DEQ2496 Ultracurve Pro.
The Behringer Ultracurve Pro DEQ2496 is a 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 Behringer Ultracurve DEQ2496 features high-quality AKM (r) 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters and two high-performance 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC (r) 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 Behringer Ultracurve 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. Like all Behringer products, the DEQ2496 was manufactured under ISO9000 certified management.

Features:

- High-resolution read more 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
- 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
- High-quality AKM 24-bit/96kHz 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
- Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
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(84 ratings)
Submitted May 6, 2016 by Jeremy Baros in Victoria, TX
"AMAZING guitar rig addition"
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Wow! That's all I can say! I added this to my rig to go with my line 6 pod HD pro x, and holy bologna it is a game changer. Using it as a dual mono setup with the left channel as a pre-eq and the right channel as a post-eq out into a carvin ts100 tube power amp and i have achieved tone nirvana! If you're going to use it in a stereo setup, I'd recommend positioning it after your fx processor or in the effects loop of your amp head.

Sound
From the compressor to the expander and all the eq possibilities available, my tone went from"eh not bad, I can deal" to "it's tight and punchy and no fizzy hissy blah, I love it!"

Features
Best features have to be the parametric eq and the compressor, those shaped my tone to get the perfect punch to cut through the mix for home recording ideas and practice and gigs. Least useful (for me anyway) are the feedback destroyer and stereo widener because the feedback destroyer eats some of my tone and I don't need the stereo widener for a mono setup

Ease of Use
It takes a lot of trial and error to get the sweet spot but that's with any setup and it's really your own personal preference. You'll be bouncing back and forth a lot to get what you want but the time spent is well worth it.

Quality
Quality is fantastic! Behringer gets a lot of flack for shoddy products, but this device works wonders and it is an excellent addition to my rig, read more they did excellent!

Value
This eq is $300, I was wanting an axefx which is $3000. Just do that simple math right there.

Manufacturer Support
I haven't had any issues and figured the device out on my own, so I can't really say anything about support.

The Wow Factor
Every guitarist that's a finicky with their tone as I am, needs one of these in their rig. I could never find the exact tone I wanted with the equalizations available on the pod alone. This fixed everything.

Musical Background:
12 years of guitar, play in 2 regularly gigging bands

Musical Style:
Metal, hardcore, progressive stuff
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