1/3 octave active graphic equalizer, e-1231

TOA ENGINEERED SOUND PRODUCT
1/3 OCTAVE ACTIVE GRAPHIC
EQUALIZER
E-1231
DESCRIPTION
The TOA E-1231 is a single-channel, 28-band, one-third
octave equalizer, designed to provide clean and accurate
audio equalization for permanent installations. The
E-1231 provides 12dB of boost or cut at each of its 28
frequencies, all of which are centered at IS0 1/3 octave
increments from 31.5Hz to 16kHz. The E-1231 comes with
active bandpass/bandreject filters that are designed for
minimum phase shift. Slide controls feature a precisioncalibrated linear scale, noiseless operation, and center
detents for easy and accurate adjustment. Filters are
summed in parallel for reliability, so that the failure of one
filter does not interrupt operation of the others.
Continuously variable highpass and lowpass filters offer
exceptionally wide control ranges. The lowpass filter can
be set for either a 6dB or 12dB per octave slope and is
variable from 2.5kHz to 30kHz. The highpass filter has a
slope of 12dB per octave and is variable from 15Hz to
300Hz. A Filter In/Out switch with an LED status indicator
allows the user to bypass the high- and lowpass filters.
In addition to an EQ In/Out switch, an automatic EQ
bypass function provides complete signal bypass of the
unit in the event of an AC power loss. An output muting
function suppresses turn-on/turn-off transients.
The input level control gives ±12dB of adjustment to
allow for a wide variety of input levels/sources. An LED
indicator monitors both input and output levels and
illuminates when either comes within 3dB of clipping.
The input and output are electronically balanced and
utilize terminal strip connectors. High quality, low
distortion input and output transformers, providing 30Hz—
20kHz response (±0.15dB) are optional and installation
requires no soldering.
A security cover is included with the E-1231 to guard
against disturbance or tampering. The E-1231 occupies
two standard EIA rack spaces.
FEATURES
1. 28 filters on IS0 1/3 octave center frequencies from
31.5Hz to 16kHz.
2. Continuously variable 12dB boost or cut at each
center frequency.
3. High quality, minimum phase shift active filters.
4. Noiseless center-detent slide controls with precisioncalibrated linear scales.
5. Continuously variable highpass and lowpass filters
with wide control ranges and a Filter In/Out switch.
6. Lowpass filter can be set for either 6dB/oct or
12dB/oct.
7. EQ In/Out switch for manually bypassing equalizer.
8. Automatic EQ bypass circuitry in case of AC power
loss.
9. LED peak indicator monitors input and output levels,
for proper gain structuring.
10. Variable input level control allows a variety of input
levels and sources.
11. Optional input and output isolation transformers.
12. Security cover is included.
APPEARANCE AND DIMENSIONAL DIAGRAM
SPECIFICATIONS
PERFORMANCE:
Frequency Response
Total Harmonic
Distortion
20Hz to 20kHz (±1.0dB)
Less than 0.01% at 1 kHz, all sliders at
0 position, rated output
Hum and Noise
-94dB (EQ in, 20Hz-20kHz BPF, all
sliders at 0 position)
Rear View
INPUT & OUTPUT:
Input
Input Impedance
Rated Input Level
Maximum Input Level
output
Recommended Load
Rated Output Level
Maximum Output Level
10k ohms
+4dB* (INPUT LEVEL CONTROL set at
0 position)
+20dB* at 1kHz
Without Protection Cover
600 ohms or higher
+4dB* with 600-ohm load
+20dB* with 600-ohm load
CONTROLS PANEL FUNCTIONS:
(Front Panel)
Equalizer Sliders
Bands
Center Frequencies
Boost/Cut
Input Level Control
Highpass Filter
Lowpass Filter
Filter In/Out
Pre-Peak Indicator
Power
28
Standard ISO center frequencies from
31.5Hz to 16kHz
±12dB
±12dB
Adjustable Cutoff Freq;
15Hz to 300Hz, 12dB per oct
Adjustable Cutoff Freq;
2.5 kHz to 30kHz, 12dB per oct/
6dB per oct switchable slope
Push Switch defeats Highpass and
Lowpass Filters
Green LED indicator
Red LED (Lights when input or output
reaches 3dB below clipping.)
On/Off Push Switch with Green LED indicator
(Rear Panel)
Input
Output
Ground
Fuse
Screw Terminals (H=Hot, C=Cold, E=Ground)
Screw Terminals (H=Hot, C=Cold, E=Ground)
Signal Ground to Chassis Ground
(removable link)
250V 0.2A (120V version)
250V 80mA Slow-blow Type (220V/240V version)
POWER:
Power Requirements
Power Consumption
AC mains. 50/60Hz
11 Watts
PHYSICAL:
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Net Weight
OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES:
Designed for UL Approval.
*0dB is referenced to 0.775V RMS.
19.0 x 3.5 x 12.5 inches (483 x 88 x 317mm)
EIA Rack Mount
9.9 Ibs. (4.5kg)
LT-101 Input Transformer
LT-102 Output Transformer
Front View
Side View
ARCHITECT’S AND ENGINEER’S
SPECIFICATIONS
The equalizer shall contain 28 filters on ISO center frequencies from
31.5Hz to 16kHz. Each filter section shall provide up to 12dB of cut and
boost at the center frequency, with linear slide control operation and a
graphic display of the equalization curve. The filters shall be minimumphase type. The equalizer shall contain highpass and lowpass filters
having the following characteristics: Highpass--12dB/octave with -3dB
point continually adjustable from 15Hz to 300Hz, and Lowpass switchable -12dB or -6dB with -3dB point continuously adjustable from
2.5kHz to 30kHz. A Filter In/Out switch shall be provided to remove both
the high- and lowpass sections from the signal path. The equalizer shall
be provided with an EQ bypass switch to remove all equalizer and endcut filters from the signal chain, with an LED indicator showing status.
The input circuit shall be electronically balanced and shall accept either
balanced or unbalanced sources. The balanced input shall have 10k
ohms impedance. The output circuit shall be electronically balanced
and capable of driving a load of 600 ohms or higher. The unit shall
accept optional input and output transformers which shall be internally
installed by means of standoffs and plug-in connectors. The unit shall
contain a relay circuit which bypasses all internal electronics in the
event of power failure. An output muting function shall be provided to
suppress turn-on and turn-off transients. The unit shall allow for the
removal of an external connecting link to separate the signal and the
chassis grounds. Barrier strip connectors shall be provided for input
and output signal wiring. The unit shall be provided with a front panel
power switch with an LED indicator showing Power On status. The input
amplifier shall include a gain control with a ±12dB range. An LED
indicator shall be supplied to monitor both input and output levels and
shall illuminate when either comes within 3dB of clipping. The unit
shall measure 19.0” wide x 3.5” high x 12.5” deep (483 x 88 x 317mm)
with rack mount ears attached, and shall occupy two standard EIA
rack spaces. A smoked plastic security cover shall be provided.
The equalizer shall be the TOA E-1231 1/3 octave graphic equalizer.
OPTIONAL MATCHING TRANSFORMERS
LT-101
Input Transformer
LT-102
Output Transformer
APPEARANCE AND DIMENSIONAL DIAGRAM
LT-101/LT-102
SPECIFICATIONS
Model No.
Impedance
Frequency Response
Distortion
Constant Loss
Weight
Accessories
LT-102
LT-101
10k ohms: 10k ohms 600 ohms: 600 ohms
30Hz to 20kHz at ±0.15dB
Less than 0.2% (50Hz,5dB*)
Within 1.5dB (at 1kHz, 1V)
0.1 Ibs. (44g)
Sleeve; 2, Screw; 4
*OdB=0.775Vrms
**Each transformer mounts at predrilled chassis hole locations. Transformer connections are
made via plug-in multi-pin connectors. No soldering is required.
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
TOA Corporation
Printed in Japan (502) 833-64-108-70
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