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Carnaby HE2 2-Channel HarmonicEQ

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Carnaby HE2 2-Channel HarmonicEQ

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Carnaby HE2 2-Channel HarmonicEQ
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YouTube Video Carnaby HE2 | 2-channel HarmonicEQ® for 19 Inch Rack | Product Overview
YouTube Video Carnaby 500 Sound Examples | Harmonic EQ for 500 Series
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Carnaby HE2 HarmonicEQ® utilises the same unique and revolutionary EQ concept found in Carnaby 500, using harmonic saturation to boost and cut frequency content. Enhance your sources, stems and mixes with genuine analogue harmonic saturation with the feel, familiarity, and control of an equaliser. Explore how we take this concept even further.

2-channel HarmonicEQ® + Much More
Whether being used for Stereo, Dual Mono or Mid-Side processing, Carnaby HE2 features 3 bypassable, interactive bands of HarmonicEQ® per channel. Each band has 10dB of boost/cut and its own sweepable and overlapping frequency controls. As with Carnaby 500, each of Carnaby HE2s bands has a unique blend of harmonic content suited to its frequency band to achieve maximum musicality.

HI Band
The HI band has a frequency range from 5kHz all the way to 25kHz and uses smooth saturation to naturally extend high frequencies beyond the audio band for ultimate air and breath on vocals and acoustic instruments.

MID Band
The MID band is a peaking filter with a fixed Q and a wide sweepable frequency range from 200Hz up to 6.2kHz. It uses saturation to add harmonic emphasis to the source anywhere in the frequency range.

LO Band
The LO band has a frequency range of 420Hz down to 20Hz and uses hard-clipping saturation to extend sub-harmonic frequencies into the audible low-end - perfect for subtle low-end warming or extreme sub-harmonic saturation.

Dynamic Response
Unlike other EQs, Carnaby HE2 has a dynamic response and increases in total boost/cut and harmonics as the circuits are driven harder. An Input and Output level control on each band allows for +20dB of level adjustment, enabling you to drive Carnaby HE2 harder with the input control for more saturation and distortion effects, or back it off for a cleaner EQ when needed.

Fully Digitally-Controlled with USB and Network options
Carnaby HE2 takes control to a whole new level allowing all buttons and controls of the unit to be controlled remotely via USB or an Ethernet network. The Control Plugin seamlessly integrates with the Carnaby HE2 hardware via the USB or NET ports, allowing for convenient real-time control and recall from within your DAW. It also facilitates the independent saving and loading of presets.

Mid/Side Processing
Especially valuable for mastering, mixing, and sound design applications, Carnaby HE2 allows for Mid/Side processing, allowing you to apply HarmonicEQ® to the separate mid (center) and side (stereo width) components of your stereo signal. No additional hardware is needed, Carnaby HE2 takes care of all the necessary encoding and decoding.

Inserts for outboard hardware
Carnaby HE2 features a bypassable TRS Insert on each of its two channels. The inserts are post M/S encoding and pre M/S decoding allowing you to use each of these Inserts to connect outboard hardware before your signal hits the HarmonicEQ® processing.


• Parametric peaking MID band with +10dB of cut/boost, fixed Q and harmonic saturation
• LO, MID, and HI LED indicators to display saturation level
• +20dB Input and Output Level for dense harmonic saturation or clean EQ effects
• Stereo, Dual Mono & Mid/Side operation
• Bypassable Hi & Lo Cut controls per channel
• Bypassable TRS Insert per channel
• True-bypass IN/OUT switching per channel
• Stepped, front-panel controls for quick manual recall and precise feel
• VST Plugin /Application for remote parameter control + preset save/recall via USB or Network


Technical Data
- Test Signal Path: APx555 (Line Out) - Input - Line Output - APx555 (Line In)
- Max Input Level: +26.0dBu (0.003% THD)
- Max Output Level: +26.0dBu (0.003% THD)
- Noise Floor: -93dBu all bands bypassed
- Input Impedance: Line = 10 kOhms
- Output Impedance: Line = 150 Ohms
- Current Draw: 140mA per rail - idle, 160mA peak

EQ SpecificationsHi Band
Filter Type: High Shelf Filter
Frequency Range: 5kHz - 25kHz
Boost/Cut: +12dB, @ -6dBu / +13dB, - 18dB, @ +14dBu
Harmonics: 8% THD+N (100Hz, +4dBu), 12% THD+N (100Hz, +14dBu)

Mid Band
Filter Type: Peak Filter
Frequency Range200Hz - 6.2kHz
Boost/Cut: +5dB @ -6dBu, +10dB, - 18dB @ +14dBu
Harmonics: 8% THD+N (100Hz, +4dBu), 12% THD+N (100Hz, +14dBu)

Lo Band
Filter Type: Low Shelf Filter
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 420Hz
Boost/Cut: +8.5dB @ -6dBu, +12dB @ +14dBu
Harmonics: 8% THD+N (100Hz, +4dBu), 12% THD+N (100Hz, +14dBu)

Hi Cut Filter
Type: Progressive slope low-pass filter
Slope: 1st order - 3db per octave, 2nd order - 6db per octave, 3rd order - 12dB per octave
Frequency Range: -3db, 8kHz -40kHz

Lo Cut Filter
Type: Progressive slope high-pass filter
Slope: 1st order - 6db per octave, 2nd order - 12db per octave, 3rd order - 18dB per octave
Frequency Range: -3db, 18Hz -180Hz

1/4" TRS Inserts
Type: Balanced, dedicated send & return, normalled
Config: Post M/S encoding & Carnaby, pre M/S decoding
Max Input Level (return): +26.0dBu (0.003% THD+N)
Max Output Level (send): +26.0dBu (0.003% THD+N)

Type: Encoder/decoder
Matrix: Sum-difference matrix

Operating Temperature: +1 to 35 degrees Celsius
Storage Conditions: -20 to 50 degrees Celsius

Width: 48.3cm (19") (Rackmount)
Height: 8.9cm (3.5") (2u)
Depth: 23.6cm (9.3")
Unit Weight: 6kg (13lbs)


Carnaby HE2 | 2-channel HarmonicEQ® for 19 Inch Rack | Product OverviewWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
Carnaby 500 Sound Examples | Harmonic EQ for 500 SeriesWatch Video
Youtube video product demo

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