Surprise... I got the panels today.... I wasn't expecting them until next week. I don't know what I was thinking.
It's the moment of truth... will all my measurements come out correct?
I unwrapped the panel and installed it on my board... What do you know.. it FITS PERFECTLY on the 1st try. Took some serious caliper work, and calculator button pushing and cross-referencing the PCB design with the datasheets... but everything came out exactly 100% perfect... all the switch holes aligned, all the pot holes aligned... very pleased with it...
And so now I'm ready to show it off to the world...Ladies and Gentlemen...
The FiveFish Studios Passive Equalizer, using Carnhill Inductors, for 500 Series racks. -- Model PEQ-503
Very smooth sculpting of sound, no setting is bad. Silky Low Freq and Mid Freq control.... thanks to those huge Carnhill/UK inductors (same kinds used in Neve EQs). High Freq filter also outfitted with additional inductor for better control and shaping of the high frequencies.
3-Band EQ - Inductor Based EQ
Two Frequency Selection switch per band + independent flat/bypass position
12K/AIR HF control +/- 18dB gain
1.0K/3.5K MF control +/- 12dB gain
SUB/120Hz LF control +/- 18dB gain
EQ On/Bypass switch
Electronically Balanced Inputs using inGenius Technology
Electronically Balanced Outputs using OutSmarts Technology
Output Tranformer option
Discrete OpAmp option, or PDIP chip
Using Carnhill/UK VTB inductors for LF and MF control
WIMA caps for EQ filters
1% metal resistors
Solid Machined Aluminum Knobs
CNC-milled/engraved/paint-filled front panel
Double-sided, plated through PCBs
Low Noise Equalizer
Jumper settings for experimentation, changing the EQ filter frequencies
Estimated Introductory Price (assembled)... $395.00