BSS FCS-966 Stage Performance Professional Dual Channel Graphic Equalizer


BSS FCS-966 Stage Performance Professional Dual Channel Graphic Equalizer

Was £439.00 £200.00

Graphic equalisers are found in just about every sound application, from room contouring to feedback control and general audio sweetening.

Traditionally, much general eq'ing takes place on the faders alone, but this restricts the use of the faders at each end of the scale for further precision eq work. So we provided the Opal FCS-966 with separate LF and HF contour filters which can change an overall sound balance without disturbing a detailed room or loudspeaker response.

These filters are very musical gentle boost and cut shelving filters which can be used to add (or remove) room effects that change with temperature, audience numbers or humidity.

All these effects can be easily made without disturbing the critical fader settings already made.

Constant Q Filters
The modern generation of graphic eq's
uses the Constant Q topology, pioneered by BSS Audio, which means that the filter width is constant whatever the fader gain setting.

Compared to the earlier 'gyrator' style of filters, Constant Q filters provide a smoother and more predictable interaction between adjacent faders and the resulting eq curve more closely resembles the actual fader positions.

More Gain Control Per Filter
Each eq fader has +/-15dB of adjustable gain, more than many competitive graphic eq's. The faders are long-throw 45mm types for precision control.

High Pass Filter
Also provided on the FCS-966 is a sweepable high-pass filter which can be used very effectively to restrict the low-energy output for better amplifier and loudspeaker performance. Stage monitors also benefit from the application of a high-pass filter to remove bass signals e.g. from vocal-only wedges.

BSS Audio believes in providing engineers with information, and the FCS-966's 8-segment led meter shows output level and warns of signal clipping within the eq. When the unit is switched to bypass, the meter will read the input level, allowing accurate matching of the 'dry' and equalised signals using the gain control.

Centre Bypass
When any eq fader is in its centre detent position, the filter is automatically bypassed, for optimum performance.

All the inputs and outputs of the FCS-966 are electronically balanced, with optional transformer balancing. To make installation of the FCS-966 easier, we've provided three differerent interface connectors: XLR-type, 1/4" TRS jack and Phoenix/Combicon screw terminals.

Relay Bypass
The EQ IN buttons switch the EQ path
into circuit. When switched out, or power fails, a high-quality relay switches the input signal directly to the output connectors.

Control Descriptions

30 EQ filter faders on ISO centres, each with nominal +/-15dB of gain. Positive centre-detent on 45mm long-throw precision faders.

HP Filter
Sweepable high pass filter, frequency adjustable from OUT (flat) up to 250Hz.

LF Contour
Smooth shelving filter, +/-6dB of gain at 50Hz

HF Contour
Smooth shelving filter, +/-6dB of gain at 14kHz.

Used for overall unity gain adjustment. Adjustable from - infinity to +10dB.

Triple-point clip detector that indicates red when the internal signal is clipping at any one of three critical points.

LED Meter
Shows output signal level (input signal when eq is bypassed) from -24dBu to +18dBu in 8 steps.

Q value 4; constant gain / attenuation: 15dB

Input impedance: 10kΩ balance

Output impedance: <50kΩ balance

CMRR: >-40dB@1KHz

Maximum input level: +20dBu (balanced or unbalanced)

Maximum output level: +20dBu (balanced or unbalanced) 600Ω

Maximum output level indicator: -24dB - 18dB

Fader input level control: +/-15dB

Gain control per channel: -∞ - +10 dB

Clip indicator for each channel

High-pass filtering: OUT - 250 Hz

Low frequency control: +/-6 dB? 50 Hz?? 6 dB/octave

High frequency control: +/-6 dB? 14KHz? 6 dB/octave

Total harmonic distortion: 0.005% @1kHz? 20Hz-20kHz

Signal to noise ratio: greater than 90dB (ref.0.775Vrms)

Noise: -94dBu, 22Hz--22KHz

Crosstalk: >-80dB@ 1KHz

Distortion: <0.005% THD20Hz - 20KHz

Impedance Balance 1/4" Input and Balanced XLR Input/Output

Electronic switch: ln/Out and Filter (FET class)

Dynamic range: >115dB

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB

Power supply: 115/230V AC, 50/60Hz, 30VA

Recommended working level: -10dBu to +4dBu

Dimensions: 19" x 5.25" x 7.1" (483mm x 134mm x 180mm)

Weight: 8kg

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