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Bereich03 Audio - Modular Mastering Gear 500 Series EQ\'s
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Originally Posted by Riccardo View Post
And it also lokks both cool and solidly built!
What frame/psu did you choose in the end?
i had a talk with michael from Bereich03 and he said that his modules are relatively undemanding because they are not as sensitive to interferences as e.g. microphone preamps and do not require as much power as e.g. tube circuits.

compared to trident, neve and a cheap manufacturer, neve and trident could not be distinguished, the cheap frame had a bit worse s/n.

since trident has an external power supply and is therefore on the safe side with regard to interferences with other devices in the rack, i took the trident.

in a different environment with other modules everything can be different again.

muchaek said he made also good experiences with igs panzer and api.

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Originally Posted by teebaum View Post
i got my 2 eq modules from bereich03 yesterday and i'm pretty excited.

i have made the curve of my eq-comparson-test and the eq is among the best.

after an intensive comparison with my other eq's i used it for a pop and a metal album (in combination).
a very good mixture of low coloration, gracious and yet direct without loss of detail.

i would clearly prefer the "passive-shelf" to most " bax"-devices on the market, together with the "filters" (hp & lp) as needed.
the additional third shelf, which can be switched as low or high shelf, is a very clever idea - you get a kind of "tilt" on top.

bereich03 is a good reason to buy a 500-frame for mastering!

(i am not in any relation with bereich03 and an ordinary customer who pays the full price)
Hello Teebaum

What 500 Rack do you finally use with the bereich03?
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Originally Posted by priko View Post
Hello Teebaum

What 500 Rack do you finally use with the bereich03?
Bereich03 Audio - Modular Mastering Gear

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I have the three modules

passive shelf
passive mid

taken together (all 3 on) compared to my other 2 solidstate equalizers

knif eksa
gyraf g23s (on solid state position)

the audio values are almost identical to the gyraf, about 0.5dB the knif eksa is better, THD is 0.001% better for eksa and gyraf (which do without transformer), comparable to the tube-tech, api5500 and soma have significantly more THD.
the values are therefore first class, THD is in this area rather "sound design" than better/worse.

this makes the question of whether another 500-frame would bring advantages unnecessary, especially since the sonic results are enthusiastic.

these 3 modules together with a clean eq, which also has high q-values (porter, eksa, maselec), are a great combination.
due to the passive design with coils, the filters are enormously musical, very good-natured when giving and playing absolutely in the first row together with the most expensive mastering equalizers.
the shelfs are the icing on the cake, the idea of offering a third shelf that can be used as a high or low shelf is very useful in everyday life.
together with the passive bells, which are designed transformerless in contrast to the shelfs, i always had the tools on different materials to adjust the fundamental balance of a song.
the restrictions of the selectable frequencies are not disturbing in everyday life, you can feel very well that the developer is a practicing mastering technician, the values are simply outstandingly chosen (something, that for example I always have to give maselec credit for - every setting makes sense).
if a band is missing, it's rather a narrow band, the modules are clearly designed to be used together with digital-eq's or "surgical eq's".

i think the modules are a really good offer to build up an audiochain, i don't know any other outboard equalizers in this price range that offer a comparable usability in everyday life.
in the rack you still have room for 1-2 additional tools and so you can really cover a lot - with 2-3 additional 19" devices you have a versatile mastering chain together like this.

i will send together with thom wettstein some more eqs and compressors through our testfiles in december, so you can get an idea of it
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