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BFD Vs Equalizers

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by oconnpad, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. oconnpad

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    Guys

    What is the difference in the above in terms of a home cinema set-up.

    Is it a case of the BFD is a cheaper solution than the EQ and does as good a job as the EQ, or is there something more?
     
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    Whats the EQ in question ,its hard to do any comparison when you don't know what to compare it too.
    For the money i doubt you will beat the bfd for an EQ for a sub, just be prepared to do loads of messing around to set it up correctly.
     
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    Sorry Bob i wasn't talking about any 1 in paticular it was more a query as why you'd chose 1 over the other or is it a bit like how long is a piece of string.

    I'm getting a sub soon and probably will go down the road of buying 1 as well especially if i get a really wavey curve from my SPL meter.
     
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    The bfd is the best cost effective Eq for your money,velodyne are bringing out an outboard Eq thats used in there dd range ,easier to use but will cost alot more ,£300-£400 mark i think.
     
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    The other good thing about the BFD is that you can set all of its 12 individual filters in the low-frequency range very accurately if necessary. Absolutely nothing compares at 2 or 3 times it's price, let alone the bargain £60 that it's going for these days. :)
     
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    HOW much!!! they'll be giving them away in cereal packets next. For the purposes we use it for it is an extremely sophisticated equaliser and an absolute bargain.

    Dave
     
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    It's due for imminent replacement so companies are trying to sell off the old stock (www.bluearan.co.uk were excellent for me and the cheapest to boot). I believe that the new version will cost over £150 with no added functionality for parametric EQ purposes. :)
     
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    Whats a BFD?
     
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    Nice one - thanks for that.
     
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    http://www.behringer.com/FBQ2496/index.cfm?lang=ENG

    is that the new BFD that is going to replace BFD1124.????????

    Text from 2496.

    The FBQ2496 is the fastest (>0.2 sec.) and the only 96 kHz Feedback Suppressor on the market. Using an ultra-fast feedback detection algorithm, it automatically and “intelligently” locates up to 20 feedback frequencies per channel and sets extremely narrow notch filters to “destroy” them, leaving the remainder of the signal virtually untouched. Easy does it: with the “Set-and-Forget” default setting plus the Panic button, your FEEDBACK DESTROYER can be up and running in no time! The auto mode continuously monitors the mix, resetting programmed filters automatically, while the manual mode allows individual setting of up to 40 fully parametric filters with frequency, bandwidth and gain adjustment. Open MIDI architecture means that future software updates and flexible communication with digital equipment are a no-brainer. With its various modes you can master just about any live sound situation or use it as a creative sound-shaping tool.
     
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    That's the one, although as I mentioned above - it doesn't have any extra functionality from our parametric EQ perspective but will cost more.
     
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    Quick question for BFD users.

    Do you put a delay in the signal from your amp to sub to allow for the signal to be processed in the BFD? or is that quick that it really doesn't matter.

    I saw on the snapbug site saying put in a delay, but am wondering is it common practice to do?
     
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    I added an extra foot of distance for mine as described on Snapbug but I honestly don't think that you'll notice a difference. :)
     
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    Cheers John, i don't know why i said add a delay when you'd really need the opposite, confusing myself i think. :)
     

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