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I'm in the market for a good equalizer but I want one with a spectrum analyzer. It doesn't have to be a brand name but I don't want it to break the bank also. Any suggestions?

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I'm in the market for a good equalizer but I want one with a spectrum analyzer. It doesn't have to be a brand name but I don't want it to break the bank also.

For spectrum analysis, I recommended a program that uses your PC's soundcard as a front end: TrueRTA from www.trueaudio.com. The basic version is free. More sophisticated versions are very inexpensive, Use it with a good, cheap omni microphone like a Behringer.

Why exactly do you need an equalizer?

John Atkinson
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I recommend the Behringer DEQ2496, a digital EQ that includes a spectrum analyzer, for about $300 street price. A calibrated mic is about another $50. It has analog inputs and outputs, but only in professional format (balanced, and much higher level than consumer gear); sounds much better used with strictly digital I/O anyway. Digital I/O formats are optical(Toslink) and AES/EBU (XLR). John, you should review this, given your positive view of the z-Systems EQ!

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