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Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ 

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OVERVIEW

Mini Series mixer with built-in feedback detection.

The MINIFBQ FBQ800 features Behringer's FBQ Feedback Detection System that instantly reveals critical frequencies and can also be used as an audio analyzer. An additional low cut filter removes unwanted frequencies such as floor rumble. Accurate 6-digit LED input/output meters and level control are provided for precise level indication. Long-term reliability is guaranteed with Behringer's high-quality illuminated faders, potentiometer and illuminated switches. The ultralow noise audio operational amplifiers offer outstanding sound performance. In addition, all Mini Series models can be stacked on top of each other to create an ultra-compact signal processing solution.

How Does it Work?
Imagine the frequency range of the sound you hear as a highway, a very wide one with nine lanes. Each of these “lanes” represents a single octave of the sonic spectrum. The first four lanes, labeled 63 - 500 (Hz) contain the really low frequency sound content, mainly bass, bass vocals, and the kick and tom drums. The three lanes labeled 1k, 2k and 4k (Hz), make up the fundamental zone of most musical instruments and the male and female vocals. 8k and 16k cover the frequency range of cymbals, snare drums and higher pitched percussion instruments. The FBQ800 allows you to control the flow of audio traffic in each of these nine lanes. When properly applied, EQ makes it possible to hear all of these frequency ranges equally, thus the term equalization.

Feedback Elimination
When a specific frequency, or range of frequencies, reaches too high a level, feedback occurs—that all-too-familiar squeal or howl you get when the mic is too close to the speaker. Basically, feedback happens when there is so much of a particular frequency that it is picked up by the mic and run through the system again. That’s why feedback typically gets louder and louder the longer it’s allowed to occur. Needless to say, this kind of feedback is very undesirable.

This is where the FBQ800’s Feedback Detection System really works its magic. In this ingenious circuitry, LEDs on the individual faders light up when that frequency band is approaching the danger zone. All you need do is lower the illuminated slider until the LED blinks out—voilà, feedback problem solved! What once required a highly trained ear is now an activity that even a child can master.

Sonic Toolkit…
That really is the best way to describe the FBQ800. With its nine frequency bands, you easily fine-tune your sound and instantly eliminate feedback. And each fader can be used to boost or cut the frequency range it controls by as much as 12 dB (and that’s a lot!).

Special attention is paid to the low frequency zone. In addition to low frequency faders, the FBQ800 features a Low Cut filter for removing unwanted low frequencies such as floor rumble, room resonance, electrical hum, etc. This is especially handy if your system is being used for speech rather than music.

To Boost or to Cut, That is the Question
Raising and lowering specific frequency bands can improve the frequency response of any room’s acoustics. For instance, if the room you’re in is “bass-heavy,” lowering the 63 and 125Hz faders can help eliminate an overall “boomy” or “muddy” sound. Likewise, gently boosting the 8 and 16k sliders can add sparkle to a somewhat “dark” mix. Are the vocals getting lost in the mix? Raising the level of the 1k slider can help bring them out.

It’s important to note that raising a single fader level is not always the best solution; it’s often better to lower the bands surrounding the frequency you want to bring out, and then boost the overall volume level to achieve better headroom.

Built for Accuracy and Reliability
Speaking of headroom, FBQ800’s 6-digit LED I/O meters and level control are provided for precise level maintenance. Long-term reliability is ensured, thanks to high-quality illuminated faders and switches, and our ultra low-noise audio operational amplifiers provide outstanding sonic performance. In addition, all Mini Series components can be stacked to create an ultra-compact signal processing solution.

FEATURES
  • Ultra-compact 9.5" graphic equalizer for studio and stage applications
  • FBQ Feedback Detection system instantly reveals critical frequencies
  • Additional Low-cut filter removes unwanted frequencies, like floor rumble
  • 6-segment LED input/output meters and Level control for precise level indication
  • High-quality illuminated faders, potentiometers and illuminated switches
  • Low noise audio operational amplifiers offer excellent sound performance

See feedback problems before you hear them!

SPECIFICATIONS

MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ

  • INPUT
    Type 1/4" TRS connectors (balanced) or
    RCA connectors (unbalanced)
    Impedance approx. 20k ohms, balanced
    approx. 10k ohms, unbalanced
    CMRR 40 dB typ. @ 1 kHz
    Max. input level +15 dBu
    OUTPUT
    Type 1/4" TS connectors (unbalanced) or
    RCA connectors (unbalanced)
    Impedance approx. 120 ohms
    Max. output level +15 dBu
    SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Frequency response 10 Hz to 200 kHz, -3 dB
    Dynamic range 110 dB, 10 Hz to 22 kHz
    Distortion 0.003 % typ. @ 0 dBu
    Crosstalk < 80 dBu @ 1 kHz
    Signal-to-noise ratio 10 Hz - 22 kHz < 95 dB @ 0 dBu, a-weighted
    GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
    Type 9 analog stereo bands
    Control range ±6 dB or ±12 dB, switchable
    Bandwidth 1 oct.
    OTHER FEATURES
    Low-cut filter 75 Hz (12 dB/oct.)
    Input level control -12 dB to +12 dB
    POWER SUPPLY
    Mains connection external power supply
    9 V / 750 mA
    Mains voltage
    DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
    Dimensions (H x W x D) approx. 1 8/9" (48 mm) x 9 5/9" (243 mm) x 4 5/7" (120 mm)
    Weight approx. 0.86 lbs. ( 0.39 kg)
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BehringerMINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mix it up with your computer

Intended to use this with the Xenyx. Additional processing. However, when I got there, I decided to install it on my computer instead. Why? Got stumped on it. Output @ 120...Read complete review

Intended to use this with the Xenyx. Additional processing. However, when I got there, I decided to install it on my computer instead. Why? Got stumped on it. Output @ 120 Ohm. Everything else, 10k - 20k Ohm, input - output. So... it's on the computer. Thought about it, figured out how to use it with the Xenys 802 and the AMP800, so I'm going to order another one... Soon. By the way, it's a great look on the computer. That is enough for many. It works well too. You get Both. Good Looks and Function.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great idea with poor performance

First off, there is a definitely an un-tapped market for for this type of device. I was looking for a small destop EQ for my computer. I didn't need any thing fancy and...Read complete review

First off, there is a definitely an un-tapped market for for this type of device. I was looking for a small destop EQ for my computer. I didn't need any thing fancy and 9 bands was perfect. This EQ was just what I needed. Sadly though, this device seemed to make the sound less punchy than without it. Although I could shape the sound, it completely lost its life. It just felt like I every song I played I had to start tweaking it to get it to sound right. What sealed the coffin on this for me was after about a week with it, the right channel started crackeling and was noisy. It will be going back to vendor. I wish more companies would manufacture a device like this, I think it is an untapped market.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ace!!!!

By Iha3e

from Birmingham

Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

I had this for about a week now and it is still great. I felt I needed a eq to help my speakers with the high frequencys, they kept on giving to much high end treble which this can fix. It can also be good for some songs that just sound horrible.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mix it up with your computer

By DiamonHawk [Bill Berné]

from Lynnwood

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Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

Intended to use this with the Xenyx. Additional processing. However, when I got there, I decided to install it on my computer instead. Why? Got stumped on it. Output @ 120 Ohm. Everything else, 10k - 20k Ohm, input - output. So... it's on the computer. Thought about it, figured out how to use it with the Xenys 802 and the AMP800, so I'm going to order another one... Soon. By the way, it's a great look on the computer. That is enough for many. It works well too. You get Both. Good Looks and Function.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BIG DEAL

By Behringer FBQ800 MiniIFBQ 9-Band Graphic Equalizer

from Irvington, NJ

Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

I love MiniFBQ800.it fits very well with my studio equipment.Ever since,i've bought it,I spend more time listening to music than ever.And i also fall in love with all the featuresand the unbelievable clean sound that it adds up to my pc equipment.I really recommend it to any DJ or Sound man out there.It's real,no joke.And i will be getting 3 more to complete my rack.Thanks Behringer.You've done it again.

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Equalizer...in a tunnel

By Drizzle

from Undisclosed

Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

After getting a new pair of subs I thought this would help boost the bassy punch in my kick drum. I was getting mostly mid-tone before, since I got bottom of the line mics (I'm cheap) and this thing was such a steal that I couldn't resist. Unfortunately it doesn't capture the low end very well at all. In fact, I would say that the 63 and the 125 Hz channels could be removed and it would not effect the performance of this thing. It spent about a year collecting dust til I started using it to help mic my ukulele, and it works great with that. The little nylon strings aren't really impressive live and this really made it sound full and strong and not toy-ish.Good high-mid range and sucky/no low. I can't say it's not usefull, but not really what I wanted.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't fault it for the money

By Timbo

from Here

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Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

I gave this little EQ an extra star just because it exists. I was surpised to find nothing else out there at anything near the price. Mine is for an outdoor post-CD playback situation where space was at a premium. If I took it in the house and really listened I might find weaknesses but as it is, it does what it should. As long as it doesn't fall apart...

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great idea with poor performance

By Rethaew

from Las Vegas

Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

First off, there is a definitely an un-tapped market for for this type of device. I was looking for a small destop EQ for my computer. I didn't need any thing fancy and 9 bands was perfect. This EQ was just what I needed. Sadly though, this device seemed to make the sound less punchy than without it. Although I could shape the sound, it completely lost its life. It just felt like I every song I played I had to start tweaking it to get it to sound right. What sealed the coffin on this for me was after about a week with it, the right channel started crackeling and was noisy. It will be going back to vendor. I wish more companies would manufacture a device like this, I think it is an untapped market.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unbelievable!

By TAz187

from midwest

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Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

Was in the music store to grab some strings and saw this....I said"what the *&#@? is this a toy or what?" My guy at the store said no its real...so I too one home...At 40 bucks I couldn't lose....Got it home and pligged it into the stereo and was AMAZED!!! I was hearing stuff I had never heard before...Plugged it up to the monitors on my PA and WOW!!!!How can Behringer DO this at this price?...Definately NOT a toy...fully functional and worth twice the price...great for guitar bass vocals and keyboards...Oh yeah...drums too!!..Buy this unit...I have since bought 3 more!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not Bad for a Baby EQ

By M.B.D.

from Payson AZ

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Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

I Have Had one of these for a couple of years now; Where it has sat between my mixer's output and multi-track and for most part (shame on me) has been inactive.. The Other day however I decided to wire it directly between my Boss GT-10 and my mixer... LOL Nice... Through my Monitors, PA and Headphones It adds depth of sound and spatial quality to my guitar's "every day" sound. It also enables me to remove some of the annoyances from my guitar's output that the tone control cannot normally adequately handle which comes in especially useful in different acoustic environments or when switching between instruments. If you are new to EQ's get one of these "dirt cheap and works" EQ's and play around with it in your signal chain. Once you get the knack of using it you well find it invaluable for on the fly signal adjustments. This Little Behringer MINIFBQ does such a good, quiet and valuable job I just had to order the The Behringer DEQ1024 just for the fun of seeing what that beast can do.

 
4.0

Great, inexpensive device

By Gabe

from New Braunfels, Texas

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

    Works great for adjusting sound. Use it for music playback through an inexpensive PA system. Made it sound better than it ever has. Very lightweight. Only real con is that it feels like it's made of very thin, cheap plastic, not sure it would survive a drop of any kind on a hard surface. Other than that it does what it's supposed to do. I feel it was money well spent.

     
    5.0

    The only 1/2 rack EQ I could find

    By Mick

    from Schenectady, NY

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer MINIFBQ FBQ800 9-Band Graphic Equalizer with FBQ:

      bought this EQ for tone control for In Ear Monitors

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