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Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 - Harmonic EQ

£499.00 inc. vat
£415.83 ex. vat
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Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500 - Harmonic EQ

The Cranborne Carnaby 500 features 3 interactive bands of Harmonic EQ™ with each band having 10dB of boost/cut and its own sweepable and overlapping frequency controls. Each band of Carnaby 500 has a unique blend of harmonic content suited to its frequency band to achieve 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 world-first EQ circuit also features an innovative stereo-linking feature
called OPTOSYNC, enabling 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.

Key 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