Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 Equalizer

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The Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 Equalizer is a 3-band parametric 500-Series analogue EQ with unique Harmonic EQ circuit for harmonically-enriched EQ effects.

The Carnaby 500 is a 3-band parametric EQ for the 500 series format with a unique and revolutionary EQ concept conceived and created by Cranborne Audio. Carnaby 500 is the world’s first Harmonic EQ™ - an analogue EQ that uses harmonic saturation to boost and cut frequency content. It enhances your sources, stems and mixes with genuine analogue harmonic saturation with the feel, familiarity, and control of an equaliser.

3-Band Parametric EQ With More
the Carnaby 500 features 3 interactive bands of Harmonic EQ™ with each band having 10dB ofboost/cut and its own sweepable and overlapping frequency controls. Each band ofCarnaby 500 has a unique blend of harmonic content suited to its frequency band toachieve maximum musicality. The HI band has a frequency range from 5kHz all the way to 25kHz and uses smooth saturation to naturally extend high frequencies beyond the audio band for ultimate air and breath on vocals and acoustic instruments. The LO band has a frequency range of 420Hz down to 20Hz and uses hard-clipping saturation to extend sub-harmonic frequencies into the audible low-end - perfect for subtle low-end warming or extreme sub-harmonic saturation. The MID band is a peaking filter with a fixed Q and a wide sweepable frequency range from 200Hz up to 6.2kHz. It uses saturation to add harmonic emphasis to the source anywhere in the frequency range. Unlike other EQs, Carnaby 500 has a dynamic response and increases in total boost/cut and harmonics as the circuits are driven harder. An Input and Output level control on each band allows for ±20dB of level adjustment enabling you to drive Carnaby 500 harder with the input control for more saturation and distortion effects or back it off for a cleaner EQ when needed.

Stereo-Link via OPTOSYNC
The Carnaby 500 not only features a world-first EQ circuit, but it also has an innovative stereo-linking feature called OPTOSYNC which enables two Carnaby 500 units to work as a perfect stereo pair for mixes and stereo sources. Using OPTOSYNC, all controls are synchronized from the left unit to the right without cables or internal fixings. Switch OPTOSYNC for all slave units to ON and their control’s all synchronize to the master unit wirelessly using LED and optical communication. You can also use OPTOSYNC to link together multiple units for applying the same sonic footprint across entire summing mixers or multi-channel surround mixes.

Rugged Industrial Design And Automatic Calibration
With rugged and unique structural support, custom 41-way detented pots on every control, as well as Automatic Calibration of all analogue saturation paths, Carnaby 500 is a timeless processor designed to be a constant audio-enhancer in your studio for years to come.

Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 Equalizer Features

  • 3-band, 500 Series Harmonic EQTM meticulously developed by the Cranborne Audio team in the UK
  • Custom analogue EQ circuit and unique ‘saturation-core’ technology for Harmonically-enriched EQ effects
  • Parametric LO and HI shelving bands with ±10dB of cut/boost and harmonic saturation
  • Parametric peaking MID band with ±10dB of cut/boost, fixed Q and harmonic saturation
  • LO, MID, and HI LED indicators to display saturation level
  • ±20dB Input and Output Level for dense harmonic saturation or clean EQ effects
  • OptoSync wireless communication between modules for linked controls during stereo operation
  • ⅛” TRS socket for linking non-adjacent modules
  • Circuit auto-calibration for perfect stereo matching between all modules
  • True-bypass IN/OUT switching with complete or post input trim modes available on DIP switch
  • Stepped, front-panel controls for quick recall and precise feel

Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 Equalizer Specifications

  • Max Input Level: +17.6dBu (<0.003% THD)
  • Max Output Level: +24.0dBu (<0.003% THD)
  • Frequency Response: ±0.7dB (<1 Hz to >1000 kHz, Min Gain)
  • Noise Floor: <-129.5dBu (150 Ohm source, unweighted)
  • Dynamic Range: ±0.7dB (<1 Hz to >1000 kHz, Min Gain)
  • Input Impedance: Line = 24.3 kOhms
  • Output Impedance: Line = 24.3 kOhms
  • Noise Floor: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (A-weighted)
  • CMRR: >70dB, typ >85dB, 35dB gain, 10-20kHz, 100mV Common mode
  • Slew Rate: 20V/uS, 35dB gain, +25dBu out
  • Current Draw: 120mA per rail - idle, 140mA per rail - typical use case
  • Hi Band
    • Filter Type: High Shelf Filter
    • Frequency Range: 5kHz - 25kHz
    • Boost/Cut:
      • ±10dB @ +4dBu
      • ±12dB @ +14dBu
    • Harmonics:
      • ~8% THD+N (100Hz, +4dBu)
      • ~12% THD+N (100Hz, +14dBu)
  • Mid Band
    • Filter Type: Peak Filter
    • Frequency Range: 200Hz - 6.2kHz
    • Boost/Cut:
      • ±10dB @ +4dBu
      • ±12dB @ +14dBu
    • Harmonics:
      • ~8% THD+N (100Hz, +4dBu)
      • ~12% THD+N (100Hz, +14dBu)
  • Lo Band
    • Filter Type: Low Shelf Filter
    • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 420Hz
    • Boost/Cut:
      • ±10dB @ +4dBu
      • ±12dB @ +14dBu
    • Harmonics:
      • ~8% THD+N (100Hz, +4dBu)
      • ~12% THD+N (100Hz, +14dBu)
  • Operating Temperature: +1 to 35 degrees Celsius
  • Storage Conditions: -20 to 50 degrees Celsius
  • Width: 220mm (8.6”)
  • Height: 44.45mm (1.75") (1u)
  • Depth: 240mm (9.5")
  • Unit Weight: 1.8kg (3.9lb)

Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 Equalizer Includes

  • Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 Equalizer
  • Manufacturers Warranty

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