Behringer DEQ2496 Digital EQ

Behringer ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 - Stereo 24-Bit/96kHz Digital EQ/RTA Mastering Processor

Behringer ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 - Stereo 24-Bit/96kHz Digital EQ/RTA Mastering Processor

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Behringer DEQ2496 overview

  • 1Description

The ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 is a high-precision, 24-bit/96kHz digital equalizer/RTA mastering processor with four concurrently selectable EQ modules, ideal for audiophile mastering and PA purposes. The unit provides a thirty-one band graphic EQ, ten-band parametric EQ, a Feedback Destroyer section and three dynamic EQs per channel.

An additional sixty-one band RTA (Real Time Analyzer) can be run simultaneously with the EQ section and has a separate microphone/line input with phantom power. There are multi-functional level meters plus sixty-four user memories for complete setups and/or individual module configurations. MIDI connections provide for full remote control, preset dumps and system updates.

The DEQ2496 features 24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A converters and two, high-performance floating-point SHARC digital signal processors for high-quality sonic resolution. Also included are a stereo auxiliary output, AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs and outputs and word-clock input. An internal switching power supply provides flexibility and assures noise-free audio, superior transient response and low power consumption.

High resolution processor for all EQ, RTA and dynamic applications, especially for PA and mastering
Four concurrently selectable EQ modules
Flexible compressor/expander function with peak limiter per stereo channel as well as a stereo imager and stereo delay
High resolution sixty-one band FFT analyzer with additional auto EQ functions for room and speaker equalization
Separate RTA microphone/line with phantom power
Sixty-four user memories for complete setup and/or individual module configuration
Multi-function level meters
Word-clock input
MIDI connections for full remote control, preset dumps and system updates
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Behringer ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496 - Stereo 24-Bit/96kHz Digital EQ/RTA Mastering Processor
  • AC Power Cable
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Behringer DEQ2496 specs

    Filter Type 31-band graphic EQ, 10-band parametric EQ and 3 dynamic EQs per channel (all available simultaneously)
    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x XLR (audio)
    1 x XLR AES/EBU
    1 x TOSLink optical S/PDIF
    1 x XLR microphone
    Outputs 2 x XLR (audio)
    1 x XLR AES/EBU
    1 x TOSLink optical S/PDIF
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone
    Maximum Input Level +12dBu or +22dBu, switchable
    Frequency Bands Graphic EQ: 31
    Parametric EQ: 10
    Dynamic EQ: 3
    Bandwidth Graphic EQ: 1/3 octave
    Parametric EQ: 1/10 to 10 octaves
    Dynamic EQ: 1/10 to 10 octaves
    Range (Boost/Cut) +/-15dB
    Maximum Output Level +12dBu
    Frequency Response 10Hz to35kHz, -1dB
    Dynamic Range 113dB
    Noise SNR:
    Main input/output: >113dB
    Auxiliary output: >107dB
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19" x 8 1/2" x 1 3/4"
    Weight 4.5 lbs
    Specialties Compressor/expander with controls for threshold, attack, release and ratio
    Limiter with controls for threshold, hold and release
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.6 x 12.1 x 4.3"

    Behringer DEQ2496 reviews

    DEQ2496 Digital EQ is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in a 2-channel Audiophile System Use for system EQ in my audiophile setup. Works like a charm. Has hardwire bypass so you can determine if it's adding any coloration. I don't hear any with my system.My system has a Pro sound amp so I use the XLR jacks.I let it auto EQ my system in stereo so there is no degradation in imaging or channel balance.When I let the Behringer auto EQ the L & R speakers separately, one channel was 2 dB louder.In stereo auto EQ mode (default factory setting), imaging and channel balance are perfect; actually better than without the EQ.An excellent product, with a bit of a learning curve. Optional ECM8000 mic is needed to use the RTA.
    Date published: 2013-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I bought this as part of my Black Magic Designs ATEM TVS switcher rack design, and it works wonderfully, sounds great, delays the audio perfectly, and I'm very happy with it.
    Date published: 2012-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works like it is supposed to I purchased this impressive device several weeks ago, and it has taken me about that long to figure out all the features on this thing. Don't misunderstand me, the manual is well written, and the controls all make sense. There are simply that many useful features. the auto EQ works well (you do need to put up with about a minuet of loud pink noise) but then your eq is corrected for the speakers and the room. The feedback finder is also a useful however loud feature. All in all, seems to be a really good product for the price. I haven't used it live yet, but will repost with results
    Date published: 2012-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All you'll ever need in an equalizer I use this equalizer in my home stereo system and have been very pleased with it. It makes my system (2.1 with HSU speakers) sound incredible and offers the home audio enthusiast a truly complete toolbox for changing the sound of his or her system. Auto EQ with the Behringer reference mic is super easy, and each of the filters, such as the parametric EQ, offer more than enough granularity for the finest, barely perceptible adjustments. For someone with an EE, signal processing, or audio engineering background, the unit's controls are very intuitive. The manual, however, is not particularly easy to follow, and doesn't offer good explanations of what each of the filters do. I am constantly interested in upgrading components of my audio system; this equalizer is not something that I will need to upgrade.
    Date published: 2010-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from At $, it is being given away I bought it first as an RTA and equalizer. After a while, I kicked out my existing pre-amp, and now just use the Ultracurve between my (SA)CD player and the amplifiers. You can read my substantial and in-depth review at @ It is way too long to quote here.
    Date published: 2008-04-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent low-price Digital EQ I am using this product in a Hi-Fi stereo setup (Magnepan MMG, Halfler 500, Pioneer Elite C-91, two Audio Pro 100W subs, REL Stadium). I have to say that the unit has endless configuration possibilities, and I cannot find any discernable audio signature (i.e. very clean). The Auto-EQ is what I use, and it solved my sound balancing issues. Highly recommended. This same usit was used by many High End copanies at a recent CES (so I've read). My only compalint is it would be nice if the unit was 24bit/192Khz to decode DVD audio.
    Date published: 2009-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MASTERING SETUP TECHNO WORKS AS GOOD AS 8000 WEISS COMPRESSOR. I WAS ABLE TO MASTER TRACKS IN AES IN AND AES OUT at 44.1 IT SOUNDS AS HIGH QUALITY MASTERING SETUP. LIMITER IS TRANSPARENT AT SETTINGS 200ms hold and 200ms release.
    Date published: 2009-12-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Arrived DOA I'm awaiting my replacement unit - the first was DOA. Behringer has a reputation for this sort of thing; a shame because it is an amazingly capable unit.
    Date published: 2010-06-10
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