The search for perfect sound In the privacy of the home it can be frustrating, as virtually no residential space is designed with music playback in mind. This reality can lead to continuous tinkering via acoustic treatmentchange the location of boxes acoustics or even rearranging the furniture, all solutions that, in addition to consuming a lot of time, may be impractical or simply not like everyone. Hence, the legendary American firm McIntosh has launched the MQ112 Analog Ambient Equalizerso that the owner of any music reproduction system “Take control of your sound” making changes aimed at solving problems in the music itself and in the acoustics of the room.
At the heart of this beautiful and stylized electronics we find a analog equalizer (also known as a stereo equalizer) that allows the user increase or decrease audio signal levels in 8 carefully chosen bands (25 Hz, 50 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz and 10 kHz) to perform fine adjustments in the frequency range that covers from 25 Hz to 10 kHz. But the MQ112 does (thanks to its extraordinary engineering precision) much more than solve problems related to acoustics room, because it can breathe new life into old or imperfect recordings, the power treat specific shades (and therefore corresponding to specific voices or instruments) compensating for deficiencies in vinyl records and revealing their hidden brilliance. Thus, the TILT controlwith the subtle +/-6 dB change it brings to the tonal balance, contributes to personalize the behavior of our equipment even more, increasing the bass and reducing the treble or vice versa.
For its part, with the IN and OUT settings of the EQ Control socket is possible to avoid the entire of the equalization circuit, in order to compare the adjusted version with the original version of the same and in this way check if we have achieved the audio profile we were looking for. The equalizer can also activate or deactivate with the EQ Control Trigger on the rear panel and with one of the programmable preamp triggers of our sound system you can start or stop depending on the input or amplifier chosen. Manufactured in line with the spirit of pursuit of excellence without compromise that characterizes McIntosh, the MQ112 incorporates circuits with a Extraordinarily low background noise and minimal distortionas well as balanced and unbalanced line inputs and outputs, which harmonize perfectly with all types of high-performance audio systems.