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Old 13th March 2008, 09:07 PM   #1
777funk is offline 777funk  United States
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Default Any good explanation of Passive EQ Filters??

I have been building electronics since I was a kid. I've learned a good deal of tube audio. But I know very little about Filters (EQing). I studied EE in College and have a Bachelors therein but I know only the basics in Filters.

Are there any good references on tone-stacks? I understand Fender guitar amp EQ to a certain extent but definitely could know more. Is there anything out there that really explains things. Or could help aid in EQ structure design?
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Old 13th March 2008, 11:38 PM   #2
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Try theese links.

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Old 14th March 2008, 01:10 AM   #3
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If you are an EE then you just need to go back to the books to's all there..
You basically should be able to go back and forth between BODE plots and deriving the transfer function and then extracting your POLES and ZEROES ..... These POLES and ZEROES are applied to a filter circuit...
If you need adjustable filtering, then you calculate for variable R , using potentiometers..

You can think of passive filtering as frequency dependent voltage dividers, if thats any help.....

Another key thing to keep in mind when designing filters, is knowing your source impedance as well as you loading impedance..this should be included in your transfer function analysis.....

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Check out Duncan Amps Tone Stack Modeler. A free download it shows the effects of changing tone stack parameters with some common topologies.

While you are there pick up PSUD II as well. A power supply modeler.
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Old 16th March 2008, 12:37 AM   #5
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another informative source.
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