[Review] Review of modified Behringer DEQ 2496

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    SteveC PrimaLuna is not cheese

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    Review of modified Behringer DEQ 2496

    I see TNT-Audio has put up the awaited review of the audiosmile-modified Behringer DEQ 2496 that there is talk about on here from time to time. Hope you are happy with it, Simon. Sounds like a good improvement.
     
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    Very fair .....review.

    The gains sound like those made to my own unit ...but of an entirely different type route....

    schottky diodes, better supply caps, dc blockers using pio's, case damping, better fuses, fitting rca socket outputs etc.
     
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    Tenson, congratulations on your review. You must be very pleased - it's a good one.

    I'm going to move this to the 'review' section - just because that's the best place for reviews (funnily! lol)

    Cheers
    Chris
     
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    How much would you charge to mod an existing deq, Simon?


    D.
     
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    SteveC PrimaLuna is not cheese

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    Fine if you want to move the thread to this forum for "your views on kit you've listened to" Bottleneck, so long as it is clear I have not listened to this mod. Maybe you want to change the by-line of the forum?
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    not really no.

    Steve - dont you agree a thread entitled 'a review of a behringer' which includes a hotlink to... 'a review of a behringer' should belong in part of the forum dedicated to reviews?
     
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    SteveC PrimaLuna is not cheese

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    The forum appears to be dedicated to personal reviews. Are you telling us it is open to any reviews?

    I think the reason this forum is not used much is that it looks like a forum for personal reviews of kit one has personally listened to. If this is the wrong impression, I'm happy to be corrected, and suggest that you alter the byline.
     
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    Hi David, the price on the website is to modify an existing DEQ. I need to make it a bit clearer on the website which I will do when I update it with the review, asap.

    So normally it is £169 + VAT (£198 total) to have me fit the modifications and that includes the postage cost to send the unit back to you.

    However, as the review mentions at the bottom, for 2 months from the publication of the review I am going to offer an introductory special price of £149 + VAT (£175 total). So if you are thinking of having the modifications, now is a good time :)

    Turnaround should be no more than 2-3 days from receiving your DEQ.

    Also, the memory on the DEQ is removed while the work is carried out so your settings are well protected!
     
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    Thanks, I am very happy with it :cool: I think the way it stepped up the game when put in to the main rig is a nice indicator that I am on the right track, and that it far exceeded expectations :) (or it would have been put in the main system to begin with!)

    Kmac borrowed my personal unit for a few days and compared it to his Cyrus CD8x with PSX-R. He reported that while the modded DEQ (purely as a DAC) was not a big improvement on the Cyrus, it was every bit its equal - which is not bad considering the DEQ and mods come to under £400 and the CD8x and PSX-R comes to around £1,300! And the DEQ still has room correction up its sleeve.

    So yes, quite chuffed in fact!
     
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    Brilliant!

    Get that production line rolling Simon :)
     
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    Agreed it was excellent - was hoping to test it again with my new speakers - will do a proper write up in the review section
     
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    Well I've got an example of Tenson' device arriving this evening, I'll give it a go and speak as I find.

    (And no, I haven't read the TNT piece yet <sticks fingers in ears and sings tunelessly> )
     
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    ...thanks, Simon
     
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    Hi Felix,

    I didn't realise you are Martin! Do you not like TNT?
     
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    If you are down this way then do pop in and you can borrow it again.
     
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    I enjoy it a lot, always have done - but I just want to try your unit with a minimum of preconceptions...
     
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    Hello peeps!

    News flash ;)

    Thanks to Martin Clark of Acoustica.org.uk who did an in depth analysis of the noise on the power lines of the DEQ, we have been able to improve the modification package even further by means of some critical PSU upgrades. Please have a look at the website for the full details. They really make quite a big improvement, which considering how good it was already :) And its all at no extra cost increase :MILD:
     
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