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Schiit Lokius Review (Equalizer)

MRC01

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Schiit just released it's bigger brother, Loki Max.
Wow, that's an over-the-top implementation of an EQ. Why would they go through all that effort, then sprinkle the center frequencies with no rhyme nor reason? They should set the center frequencies equally spaced at octave/ratio intervals.
 

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Wow, that's an over-the-top implementation of an EQ. Why would they go through all that effort, then sprinkle the center frequencies with no rhyme nor reason? They should set the center frequencies equally spaced at octave/ratio intervals.

Please allow me to add my two poor, beaten and tarnished cents worth:
In "the old days", recordists were interested in certain frequencies, relating to male voice, female voice, mid-horn, center-octave piano and so on and so forth. The center frequencies for these were not equally spaced.
The reason for this (other than gain-riding) was to produce a certain "style", or a certain "sound", that would sell recordings. It made the recording more "interesting". This attempt to make recordings more "interesting" still persists today ..... in fact, it may be stronger today than it was 40-50 years ago.
Therefore, this style of EQ responds more to industry practices than anything else. Jim Taylor
 

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Wow, that's an over-the-top implementation of an EQ. Why would they go through all that effort, then sprinkle the center frequencies with no rhyme nor reason? They should set the center frequencies equally spaced at octave/ratio intervals.
1500 smackers?!?!
Jeepers.
 

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You may still want to give a try to a good old analog graphic EQ.
I'll test this one, one day or another.
It's sounding pretty good.
Does it measure well ?
We'll see.
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Finally got around measuring my Rane 30-band GEQ. 99db THD+N, a few db better than this Shiit.
Noise with no signal playing is -110db, dominated by mains hum and its harmonics. Will post a full 'review' in a new thread some time.
 
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Bob from Florida

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1500 smackers?!?!
Jeepers.
Not a bad price when you consider what you are getting. Each band has its own ladder based volume control! A total analog solution with presets! Pre-out to Loki Max in - Loki Max out to power in. Use your smart phone app for spectrum analyzer and use a sweep cd and tweak your bands with the remote and save preset. This could work pretty well....
 
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