Z-systems RDQ-1 Reference Digital Equalizer - Excellent Condition Includes manual and power cable.
Single owner, from the estate of a passionate audiophile and serious collector where this had minimal use as the individual had multiple audio setups. Purchased from the Pacific Northwest’s premiere dealer (Definitive Audio). Maintained in a smoke-free and pet-free climate controlled environment.
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The RDQ-1 is identical to the RDP-1 and features six bands (filters) of equalization done entirely in the digital domain for a totally transparent sound. Four of the filters are parametric and independently adjustable across the 25hz-20khz range with changeable boost/cut and bandwidth (Q or slope) parameters. Once your systems response has been smoothed with the above filters*, the remaining two filters act like sophisticated tone controls with both adjustable gain and turnover frequency to compensate for poor recordings.
*NOTE: There is no automated EQ correction included with the RDQ-1. While it can be setup by ear to get a super accurate setup an outboard RTA and/or laptop with RTA software (such as REW) and microphone is needed to make accurate frequency response measurements and corrections.
The RDQ-1 accepts digital sources only and has no internal DAC's, so you must have an outboard digital to analog convertor or source for it to work. It has two inputs (1) AES/EBU and (1) S/PDIF RCA. There are two outputs one each of AES/EBU and S/PDIF RCA.
Here are links to the several outstanding articles about the RDP-1:
-Dimensions 16.5" Wide x 3.25" Tall x 10.0" Deep
-Weight 11 lbs.
-Color available in black or silver
-Inputs 1 AES/EBU (transformer-isolated, 110-ohm terminated)
-1 S/PDIF (transformer-isolated, 75-ohm terminated)
-Outputs 1 AES/EBU 1 S/PDIF
-Input/output precision up to 24-bits
-Gain control from -12 dB to +12 dB
-Gain resolution 0.2 dB increments from +12 dB to -12 dB
-Filter types 4 parametric, 2 shelving
-Center frequency resolution 1/6-th octave ISO from 28Hz to 18 KHz
-Filter gain/cut from -12 dB to +12.0 dB
-Filter bandwidths Q = 0.4, 0.8, 1.3, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
-Shelf filter slopes 6 dB/octave
-Dither types 20-bit and 16-bit proprietary floating-point techniques
-Digital filter architecture proprietary minimum roundoff-noise structure
-Dynamic range better than 144 dB
-Stereo modes Stereo-linked operation
-Number of presets 99 including power up preset
-THD+N better than -135 dB
-Processor type TMS320C31 32-bit floating-point DSP
-Processor performance 60 MFLOPS
-Digital audio demodulator/modulator Crystal Semiconductor
-Sample rates supported 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz. 88.2 kHz/96 kHz
-Auxiliary-bit status handling unit is transparent to channel status, validity, and auxiliary bits
-Power supply 110/220VAC, 50/60Hz