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Technics SH-E85

Stereo Graphic Equaliser (1991-94)

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Technics SH-E85


Input Sensitivity: 1V (6.2V max)

Output Level: 1V (6.2V max)

Gain: ± 0dB

Frequency response: 5Hz to 45kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: 100dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%

Channel separation: 60dB

Control Range: ± 12dB

Frequency Bands: 63, 160, 400, 1K, 2.5K, 6.3K, 12.5KHz

Dimensions: 360 x 85 x 285mm

Weight: 2.6kg


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Reviewed Jun 25th, 2014 by Seeburger V200

Whilst the purists & 'audiophiles' will surely cringe at the very thought of 'tone' control, i personally quite like to have some control over the 'studio's choice' of how a recording should sound! Even if that only extends to bass & treble lift/cut! The Technics SH-E85 DSP sound processor/equaliser is admittedly 'gimmicky' but, it can be completely by-passed at the flick of a switch! So, if it can be by-passed, why have one? Well, as stated i do like some control over the tonal characteristics of some recordings, and the beauty of this particular model is it's 'delay' which is essentially an echo function (sharp intake of breath from purists!) and it is this function that gives the listener a quite astonishing audio experience! While impossible to explain in writing, instead of an echo effect sounding dreadful, it is actually very enhancing, it 'reinforces' bass frequencies, extends midrange and acutely highlights treble response to an extent that you get an impression of a 'live' performance, it really is an amazing effect! Obviously it WON'T be to everyone's taste, but we're all different, and all have our own unique tastes. (and not just in music!) If you get the chance to 'audition' one of these units, at least give it a go! (the graphic equaliser section is just that, a 'graphic') but the delay function on these Technics processors really is worth a listen! As i say, we're all different, and this isn't for the purist, but if you like your music with a bit of 'punch' give this one a whirl!
Thank you for reading, happy listening.
Tim C.



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