• 500 SeriesTM 3-band harmonic EQ meticulously developed by the Cranborne Audio team in the UK
  • Custom analog EQ circuit and unique “saturation-core” technology for harmonically enriched EQ effects
  • LO and HI parametric shelving bands with ±10dB cut/boost and harmonic saturation
  • Parametric MID band with ±10dB cut/boost, fixed Q and harmonic saturation
  • LO, MID and HI LED indicators to display the saturation level
  • ±20dB input and output level for dense harmonic saturation or more natural EQ effects
  • OptoSync communication between modules for simultaneous controls during stereo operation
  • ⅛” TRS jack for connecting non-adjacent modules
  • Circuit self-calibration for perfect stereo matching between all modules
  • True-bypass IN/OUT switching with full or post input trim mode available on DIP switch
  • Front panel step controls for quick recall and precision feel

Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500

Parametric EQ with harmonic saturation in 500 series format

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  • 500 SeriesTM 3-band harmonic EQ meticulously developed by the Cranborne Audio team in the UK
  • Custom analog EQ circuit and unique “saturation-core” technology for harmonically enriched EQ effects
  • LO and HI parametric shelving bands with ±10dB cut/boost and harmonic saturation
  • Parametric MID band with ±10dB cut/boost, fixed Q and harmonic saturation
  • LO, MID and HI LED indicators to display the saturation level
  • ±20dB input and output level for dense harmonic saturation or more natural EQ effects
  • OptoSync communication between modules for simultaneous controls during stereo operation
  • ⅛” TRS jack for connecting non-adjacent modules
  • Circuit self-calibration for perfect stereo matching between all modules
  • True-bypass IN/OUT switching with full or post input trim mode available on DIP switch
  • Front panel step controls for quick recall and precision feel

Cranborne Audio Carnaby 500

Parametric EQ with harmonic saturation in 500 series format

Carnaby 500 is a 3-band parametric equalizer for the 500 series format, with a unique and revolutionary equalization concept, conceived and created by Cranborne Audio. Carnaby 500 is the world’s first Harmonic EQ™, which is an analog equalizer that uses saturation to boost and cut harmonic content across various frequency bands. This allows you to enhance your sources, stems and mixes with authentic analog harmonic saturation, offering the feel, familiarity and control of an equalizer.

The Carnaby 500 features 3-band interactive Harmonic EQ™, with each band featuring 10dB of boost/cut and adjustable, layered frequency controls. Each band of the Carnaby 500 has a unique blend of harmonic content suited to its frequency band for maximum musicality.

The HI band covers the range from 5kHz to 25kHz and uses smooth saturation to naturally extend high frequencies beyond the audio band to give vocals and acoustic instruments air and breadth.

The LO band operates in the range of 20Hz to 420Hz and uses hard-clipping saturation to extend subharmonic frequencies into the audible low range – perfect for a subtle low-end boost or extreme subharmonic saturation.

The MID band is a peak filter with a fixed Q and a wide adjustable frequency range from 200Hz to 6.2kHz. Use saturation to add harmonic emphasis to the source anywhere in the frequency range.

Unlike other EQs, the Carnaby 500 has a very dynamic response and increases total boost/cut and harmonics as the circuits become saturated. An input and output level control on each band allows you to adjust the level by ±20dB, allowing you to drive the Carnaby 500 harder with the input control for clipping and distortion effects, or reduce it for more cleaner EQ when needed.

The Carnaby 500 not only features a world-unique equalization circuit, but also an innovative stereo link function called OPTOSYNC, which allows two Carnaby 500 units to function as a perfect stereo pair for mixes and sources stereo. With OPTOSYNC, all controls are synchronized from left to right unit with no internal cables or wiring. If you set OPTOSYNC to ON for all slave units, their controls synchronize with the master unit without additional cables. You can also use OPTOSYNC to link multiple units and apply the same sonic signature to entire summing mixers or multi-channel surround mixes.

With a rugged and unique chassis, all 41-position detent potentiometers, and automatic calibration of all analog saturation paths, the Carnaby 500 is a timeless processor, designed to be a constant aid in your practice for years to come. .

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