RB500ME is a stereo passive equalizer packed into a double 500-series module. This beast is equipped with transformer balanced inputs (Carnhill) and outputs (Edcor) as well as a class-A driver circuit. Of course the entire filtering section is passive and it mirrors analogue equalizers from the 60s. There is separate frequency selector for low cut and boost sections. Top quality potentiometers and ELMA switches were used to achieve outstanding performance.
The first ever Stereo Pulteq-style EQ in 500 format.
The Rubber Bands is a wonderful tool that can add multiple levels of color to any track or mix. The best thing about, it is that you can set it up in various ways, all sounding clearly distinctive and great at the same. This is the device that gives the studio engineer an opportunity to add their own personality to the music.
Q factor 0.5 – 4
Boost/Cut Range +/- 20 dB
Hard wire bypass Yes
All stepped manipulators Yes, Frequency selectors
Input & Output
Input Impedance (balanced) 10k ohm, Carnhill transformer
Output Impedance (balanced) 600 ohm, Carnhill transformer
Audio transformers Carnhill on input and output
Operating Level +4 dBu
Max input level +20 dBu
Max output level +22 dBu
Headroom (@ +4dBu) 18 dB
Noise Level -99 dBA
Frequency response 20 Hz to 20k Hz, +/- 0.1 dB
Distortion (@ 20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Crosstalk 75 dB
Power consumption 7W
Shipping weight 1.5 kg