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Constant-Q Graphic Equalizers

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A new class of graphic equalizers is presented that is characterized by being constant-Q and shown to offer significant advantages over conventional RLC and gyrator based designs. Only constant-Q designs are, in fact, true "graphic" equalizers. Included is an introductory tutorial on the design requirements and trade-offs of constant-Q circuitry, as well as a discussion regarding the combining characteristics of each class of equalizer. Shown is that all equalizers combine equally for the same bandwidths. Finally, areas requiring future research are outlined and discussed.

JAES Volume 34 Issue 9 pp. 611-626; September 1986
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