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Old 26th May 2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default Can a DEQ2496 be used as a simple "de-esser"?

I use a Behringer DEQ 2496 in my hifi stereo set. It is really amazing what positive results you can get by using the GEQ and the PEQ. But now I wonder if I can use the Feedback Destroyer from the DEQ 2496 as a kind of “De-esser” to avoid the sharp esses that occur in many recordings of both male and female voices. I understand that the result will never be as good as when you use a dedicated De-esser or voice processor, but still. What adjustments should I make in the FBD? What frequency (s) must be killed?
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Old 26th May 2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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frequency depends on particular singer, mic and distance; freq. analyser and/or param. eq. (with high Q) sweep from 3 to 6 khz are necessary for every single case.
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Old 26th May 2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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I'd be looking at the tweeters before adding any extra processing.
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Old 26th May 2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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OK,

I have Magnepans MG12 planars. Initialy they sound bright and that is why I like them. But much recordings have esses that sound more than bright, shrill and not in balance with the rest of the sound. That is what I want to avoid or repair.
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Old 26th May 2006, 02:12 PM   #5
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Hi,

can be one or a combination of the following :

a) Too bright treble sounds reasonably good (fast) until you come
across spoken or sung siibilants, adding a series resistor to MG
treble units is quite common as far as I'm aware.

b) Poorly recorded CD's or LP's (if LP's also too bright a cartridge).

c) Amplifier clipping at peak levels.

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I have some 'sss' i would like to get rid of !

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adding a series resistor to MG
treble units is quite common as far as I'm aware.
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Could you explain ? I have a 3way speaker's setup
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Old 27th May 2006, 03:19 PM   #7
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I have some 'sss' i would like to get rid of !

--->
adding a series resistor to MG
treble units is quite common as far as I'm aware.
<---

Could you explain ? I have a 3way speaker's setup
Hi,

As far as I know 3-way Maggies are usually supplied with a
resistor that optionally can be placed in the treble circuit
to offer an alternative treble balance.

So I'd assume there is a jumper that can be removed, (the
treble unit is disconnected) and be replaced with a resistor.

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