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Ashly GQX-3102 - Dual Channel 31-Band Graphic Equalizer

B&H # ASGQX3102 Mfr # GQX-3102
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The GQX-3102 dual channel, 31 band 1/3 octave graphic equalizer features constant Q circuitry, with a 3% center frequency accuracy. The sliders are 45mm center detent with a selectable boost/cut range, and the unit provides active balanced input and output connections, adjustable high pass filters, clip level indicators, a bypass switch for each channel and an internal power supply.

The individual filters of the GQX-3102 are Wein-bridge type, and connected in a summing circuit optimized for minimum filter interaction and constant bandwidth at any slider setting. Boost and cut characteristics are fully symmetrical, with the filter being electrically removed from the circuit in the center (flat) position. Multiple input and output configurations are provided for ease of use. The XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors use active balanced, low noise circuitry, and the additional barrier strip incorporates paralleled connection with the TRS connector. The input level controls cover a wide range, thus allowing the unit to work with a variety of signal levels.

The GQX-3102 may be used in a variety of applications such as live sound, recording studios, instrument racks, as well as any conventional fixed installation environment.

Dual channel 31 band 1/3 octave graphic equalizer
Precision Wein-bridge filters for accurate response and low distortion
Constant-Q filtering with low ripple and accurate response near the "flat" setting
45mm center detent sliders
Selectable boost/cut range of 6dB or 15dB
Variable high-pass filters
Variable input level controls
Clip level indicators
Active balanced and unbalanced input and output connections
Filter Type Graphic, constant Q - 3% center accuracy
Number of Channels 2
Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4" TRS phono, barrier strip
Output 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4" TRS phono, barrier strip
Maximum Input Level +22dBu
Frequency Bands 31 x 2, ISO spacing
Bandwidth 1/3 octave
Range (Boost/Cut) +/-6dB or +/-15dB selectable
Maximum Output Level +22dBu
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
Noise -92dBu
Dimensions 3U rack, 6" deep
Specialties 10 position, 2 color LED level meters plus peak LED indicators
Ashly GQX-3102 - Dual Channel 31-Band Graphic Equalizer
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    5.0

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    5.0

    Ashly gqx 3102

    By Dj bonophat

    from Ca

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ashly GQX-3102 - Dual Channel 31-Band Graphic Equalizer:

        This product is exceptionally good does exactly what I want keeping my music sounding real good.Once I ring out my system with my eq and my djm2000 mixer the clarity through my speakers is great a real good choice no complaints

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid, Truly Professional Gear

        By Stereo Steve

        from Eugene, OR

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        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Studio Monitoring

          Comments about Ashly GQX-3102 - Dual Channel 31-Band Graphic Equalizer:

          I needed a 3 rack-space, 1/3-octave (31 bands per channel) EQ, with active balanced +4 dBm inputs and outputs, for my active studio monitor system. It had to have the very best sound quality I could manage to get. The Ashly GQX-3102 turned out to be just the ticket.

          Analog equalizers are now virtually extinct in recording studios, and mainly find application in front-of-house and stage monitor systems, and control-room monitor racks. Digital EQs (and crossovers) are common in all of those applications, but I wanted an all-analog, fully active-balanced signal path. This gives you the warmest sound, with the most depth, that is obtainable -- I'm here to tell ya!

          I had already tried an inexpensive single rack-space EQ with 2/3-octave bands (15 bands per channel). The cheapo unit just did not work in my application. The little 20mm sliders were much too tiny and floppy, and the sound quality became muddled very quickly once I started making use of them.

          So I tried a couple of RANE GE-30s, a beautiful old pair of single-channel, 1/3-octave units occupying 2 rack spaces each. They had extra-long 60mm sliders, and were very expensive back in 1993. They did the job wonderfully, but took up nearly the whole rack.

          I had to free up at least one more rack space for more gear. However, going to a nice 2 rack space EQ like the Ashly MQX-2310 would limit me to 25mm sliders -- a "fate worse than dearth" for me in this case. Too bad, because 2-space EQs are generally less expensive than 3-space versions.

          I surveyed the entire market for 3-space EQs, realizing that I could not afford the mistake of buying a less-than-acceptable substitute for the esteemed RANEs. I would have to live with 45mm sliders no matter what, but inferior sound or functionality would not meet the need.

          Strongly influenced by my great satisfaction with the Ashly XR-1001 electronic crossover that I was already using in this system, I made the difficult decision to commit to the Ashly GQX-3102 equalizer -- and I'm extremely glad I did.

          It seems faster and more transparent than the older RANEs, no doubt because of improved op-amp chips. The sliders are easier to adjust than any others I've used, and there is a minimum of phase interference. Ashly equipment was clearly designed by people who have actually used it, for people who actually are using it.

          I really like both the LED level meters and the variable high-pass filters. A filter slope greater than the provided 12 dB/octave might be desirable, but the existing filters have proven both useful and necessary. The complete absence of frills is a positive strength.

          It's hard to find something to complain about once you get to highly-specified pro gear like this. I doubt that very many people buy this kind of equipment without a fairly clear idea of what they are getting. However, Ashly has now done an excellent job of fulfilling not only my expectations, but also my hopes -- twice in a row!

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makes for a Happy Audio Engineer...

          By AT Audio

          from Waco, TX

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • FOH
            • Install
            • Monitors
            • Tour

            Comments about Ashly GQX-3102 - Dual Channel 31-Band Graphic Equalizer:

            I use these boxes frequently for main EQ on FOH and Monitor Mixes. It could also work well as channel insert. I have been happy with the box. I have toured with them and also used as install. I find it to be very durable and I find the controls to be more responsive then other EQs in the similar price range. Great I/O options. (XLR, 1/4 inch TRS, and Euro block for install)


            The are some minor phase issues which I do not think you will find to be a concern in most live sound situations. Also, you will find this problem in just about any EQ box designed for live sound that sells for under $1500.

            So if you need a step-up EQ, thats rugged and responsive, but not ready to spend 1K+, take a good long look at the GQX-3102 !

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