View Full Version : ADC Equalizers,any good?
September 26th, 2005, 01:59
<DIV>I am bidding on a ADC Sound Shaper 110 10 band EQ on ebay and was wondering how good ADC EQ''s are.The seller say''s they have owned it since new and have taken maticulus care of it.They had a Professional Tech go through it and he cleaned all controls and contacts and bench tested it and gave it a clean bill of health.I have heard of ADC EQ''s but have never owned one so was just wondering what the quality of these EQ''s are?This EQ look''s pretty big in stature with a lot of metal and two big metal rack handle''s.Thanks for any info on ADC EQ''s you can give me.Peace,Keith.http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/idealbb/images/themes/emoticons/original/9.gif</DIV>
September 26th, 2005, 02:15
<DIV>You can buy a brand new pro-grade EQ for less than $100, so I would pay more than that for an older used model that probably needs serious cleaning. </DIV>
September 26th, 2005, 02:36
<DIV>I won the ADC Sound Shaper 110 EQ for $42.00,is that a good price?</DIV>
September 26th, 2005, 03:58
<DIV>If it is good working order, yeah. </DIV>
September 26th, 2005, 16:48
Except for the one that I bought new, way back when, I''ve purchased all of my Numark 10 band graphic EQs for around $10 each. They are as good, if not better, in quality than what ADC produced. While there''s none listed right now, they do come up on eBay from time to time. You can check out my system description in another thread to see which models I have. The 2700 is the best - because of its analysis capabilities. You can slave the other units through it to use that capability - so you only need one of them (since the bands on each model are centered on the same frequencies). My one caveat would be to avoid the model 2600 - or any in that series. I had two of them and they had noise issues. (The display caused a variety of buzzing effects.)<BR><BR>Jeff Mackwood
September 26th, 2005, 17:57
<DIV>If I were shopping for very affordable used EQs, I would look for Audio Control. They made excellent EQs for the money back in the good old Hi-Fi days. </DIV><BR>
<DIV>For a bit more, it is hard to beat Rane, Ashly, White Audio, or higher end DBX when it comes to analog EQs. </DIV>
September 26th, 2005, 18:02
EQs which use inductors, capacitors and resistors in the filter sections are the best sonically since there is minimal active electronics in the signal path. The old Soundcraftsmen EQs were constructed this way, along with several others. Typically in these units, only a single electronics stage is in series with the audio signal.
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