RANE GE 60 Stereo Interpolating Constant-Q Equalizer
The Rane GE 60 Stereo Interpolating Constant-Q Equalizer is a two Channel, 1/3-octave design, housed in a three rack-space unit. The GE 60 represents a contractor version of our popular ME 60 microGraphic Equalizer. Interpolating constant-Q performance, increased slider travel (45 mm), and screw terminal Inputs and Outputs distinguish the GE 60.
The active filter sections feature the GE 30s innovative interpolating constant-Q (constant bandwidth) design. This means the bandwidth of each individual filter is guaranteed to be narrow enough to prevent unwarranted interaction between filters, yet wide enough to produce exactly the type of correction curve demanded by even the most unusual acoustic surroundings. This differs dramatically from proportional-Q designs encumbered with the unfortunate characteristic of changing bandwidth for every boost/cut level. Aside from being a constant-Q device, the GE 60 also provides what Rane has dubbed "Interpolating" performance. This means that when two adjacent bands are boosted or cut to the same level, the response of the equalizer peaks (or interpolates a response) at a frequency centered between the filters. Interpolating performance allows effective control between ISO centers.
GE 60 front panel controls and indicators include an overall rotary Level control for each Channel as well as Overload indicators. Passive pushbutton Bypass switches feature LED indicators, avoiding ambiguity by being on when the unit is Bypassed. (A passive BYPASS switch requires no power to operate. This allows restoration of the audio path should power fail in the GE 60.) The rear of the GE 60 provides a flexible array of connector choices. Inputs and Outputs are electronically balanced designs, capable of unbalanced operation when required. They accept and drive all possible signal levels into normal load impedances. Choose between the screw terminals, XLR or 1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve connectors.