The xfilter is a true stereo equalizer with a 100% Class-A signal path, designed to provide an open boutique sound with flawless transient projection and solid punch. Processing single signals, creative sound shaping, mix bus duties, or even helping handle demanding mastering scenarios, those sonic characteristics combine with a flexible feature set to make elysia’s newest hardware product suitable for many mission-critical audio applications.
Also exhibiting at 135th AES
, New York City, elysia expands its rack series with the xfilter true stereo equalizer, the latest addition to its line of 19-inch rack-mounting hardware.
Central to that versatility is the xfilter’s high- and low-shelf bands’ ability to change to high- and low- cut filters with resonance — a flexible feature found on elysia’s flagship equalizer, the museq. The xfilter also provides two mid-peak filters with switchable (wide or narrow) Q factor. In addition to its four flexible active bands, the xfilter features a switchable fixed LC filter for polishing the high frequency range. This passive filter mainly consists of a capacitor and a coil per channel that produce a slight resonance peak around 12kHz, focusing the saturation-like storage effect of the coil on the area around the peak without excessively pushing the complete high frequency spectrum.
By linking its two channels, the xfilter effectively eliminates the tedious task of manually matching the settings for the left and right signal. All stepped potentiometers ensure fast and precise recall of earlier settings.
Every dual and quad layer pot is measured with custom computer routines and a special series of ultra-low-tolerance film capacitors in order to provide an even more precise stereo image.
The xfilter rack sports a high-grade linear power supply with shielded toroidal transformer, and is housed in a super-lightweight yet sturdy full-aluminium chassis. Both XLR and balanced quarter-inch inputs and outputs are provided, assuring total compatibility with any live performance or recording scenario.