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Viitalahde

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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2008, 04:05:25 pm »

Well, I've started to figure out what I want from mine, and I'll be ordering most of the parts needed on january. I think this is going to be a great EQ - the more I stare at the schematic, the more I see how well this thing is thought up. No magic, just engineering well done.

Thanks to DC for years of being stubborn, brining it to public attention!
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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2008, 03:07:42 am »

Viitalahde wrote on Sun, 14 December 2008 13:05

Well, I've started to figure out what I want from mine, and I'll be ordering most of the parts needed on january. I think this is going to be a great EQ - the more I stare at the schematic, the more I see how well this thing is thought up. No magic, just engineering well done.



I thought the same thing.  The more I looked at it, the more interesting it became.

As you say, just real engineering, which is sometimes rare in audio


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Thanks to DC for years of being stubborn, brining it to public attention!


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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2008, 02:42:59 am »

Getting excited...almost here now.
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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2008, 02:53:10 am »

You guys are going to be having relatively few frequencies to go with!

I'm going for 23 or 24 per band, just because I happen to have a bunch of Elmas for that. Also, no boost/cut switching as previously said, it's going to be simple this time. I haven't yet decided if I want to go the Maselec-ish way of having 0,5dB steps 'till 4,5dB and then 5dB, 6dB, 8dB.

It might well be I'm going for +/-5,5dB max myself.

Hell, my new passive EQ has +/-3dB.
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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2008, 05:24:22 pm »

+ 8dbs ????
I can't remember when I used that when mixing, imagine on a mastering task!!
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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2008, 05:37:44 pm »

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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2008, 07:04:15 pm »

Terry -
Is the faceplate of the Lucas BPEQ something that you're doing as a one-off for yourself - or are you planning on manufacturing / marketing more these as part of the Lucas product line?  If the latter - any idea what your asking price will be?

I agree with Jaako that it is indeed much nicer to have more freq selection points - and that more overlapping of freq choices is very welcomed as well.  Obviously this would be more expensive to implement though.  23 per band would probably be overdoing it for me though! - I think I'd be happy with 12.

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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2008, 07:32:39 pm »

Viitalahde wrote on Tue, 16 December 2008 18:23

You guys are going to be having relatively few frequencies to go with!

I'm going for 23 or 24 per band, just because I happen to have a bunch of Elmas for that. Also, no boost/cut switching as previously said, it's going to be simple this time. I haven't yet decided if I want to go the Maselec-ish way of having 0,5dB steps 'till 4,5dB and then 5dB, 6dB, 8dB.

It might well be I'm going for +/-5,5dB max myself.

Hell, my new passive EQ has +/-3dB.


I'd be inclined to go that way as well. I actually think the Maselec frequency choices are perfect- better than a Sontec. They overlap very nicely for cutting in the low/mids.
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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2008, 09:05:30 am »

I don't recall having posted the mod I made when I had mine built, but it's pretty simple.  Instead of a standard toggle switch for a master bypass, I have channel (L/R) bypasses as well as a master, and all are SWEET green LEDs...
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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2008, 09:16:42 am »

This is a custom box and in it's current form will not be released as a manufactured product. As stated previously, if anyone is interested in buying the BPEQ, contact my tech Frank (PM me for details). No tire-kickers, please.

Also, if you have any specific questions about the EQ, please post them here rather than via PM - that way everyone can see and it saves me time answering the same questions over and over...
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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2008, 09:35:20 am »

T. Mueller wrote on Wed, 17 December 2008 08:05

I don't recall having posted the mod I made when I had mine built, but it's pretty simple.  Instead of a standard toggle switch for a master bypass, I have channel (L/R) bypasses as well as a master, and all are SWEET green LEDs...


I also put a bypass on each band but skipped the master bypass since I have one in the router.

I'm quite happy with 12 frequency centers per band.


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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2009, 03:44:45 pm »

I'm getting a TFPro P9 for testing in a couple of days. Reading this thread, I'm starting to think I'll be dancing to yesteryear's groove.
To anyone who was used both designs, how are they related, sound-wise? How do they differ?

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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2009, 04:18:44 pm »

24-96 Mastering wrote on Wed, 21 January 2009 12:44

I'm getting a TFPro P9 for testing in a couple of days. Reading this thread, I'm starting to think I'll be dancing to yesteryear's groove.
To anyone who was used both designs, how are they related, sound-wise? How do they differ?




They have nothing in common as far as the topology is concerned.

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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2009, 08:38:05 pm »

dcollins wrote on Wed, 21 January 2009 22:18


They have nothing in common as far as the topology is concerned.

DC


Thanks. Is there any commercially available unit using the BP topology or is currently the only way to hear it to comission a DIY build?

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Re: Brad - how's your new "Barry Porter" eq??
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2009, 08:02:13 am »

I'd offer that you could just come over, but seeing as to how I currently live in midwestern America...
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