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Amek 200 vs AirEQ
Old 28th May 2020
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Amek 200 vs AirEQ

In the Amek thread I was mentioning how close I can get with AirEQ, it's really a pretty versatile EQ because of the Characteristic and Strength settings. You can do just fine with either EQ. I just wanted to share my findings.

First I tried - to exhaustion - to match AirEQ and Amek using white noise and an analyser. Tweaks of AirEQ characteristic and strength were by ear after setting frequency points with analyzer. In that thread I had mentioned some other character and strength settings but after matching closer, in this case I ended up with:
Character: Neutral
Strength: 91%
Original mix -20.9 LUFS, all level matched.

It's not some phenomenal mix, just something quickly balanced to showcase this comparison.

Also on the computer, the file size came to 6.66 mb. It just, happened. lol

What do you guys think?
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amek mix.wav (6.66 MB, 371 views)

Old 28th May 2020
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for me the Amek example sounds more natural/dimensional
the first example sounds a little bit more flat/less exciting in comparison
(listened at low volume through Hedd Type 20)
Old 28th May 2020
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thought the same. second example was more exciting.
Old 29th May 2020
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Very close. I wouldn't kick either one out of bed.
Old 29th May 2020
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Thanks, high end is just too different.
Old 29th May 2020
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AirEQ has ZERO Harmonics.
Old 30th May 2020
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Originally Posted by RJHollins View Post
AirEQ has ZERO Harmonics.
The default THD on Amek gives us 1 harmonic with -18 dbFS white noise, that sits at just under -126 dBFS. And although in general it isn't always all about harmonics, in this context it seems somewhat irrelevant. Not only does AirEQ get relatively close but one can adjust it further to get even closer.
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