The first new product is the Resonance Equaliser Model REQ-2.2, a high end stereo equaliser intended for tracking, mixing and mastering applications. The Resonance Equaliser gets its name from the use of real switched inductors and capacitors as the reactive elements in the EQ stages - no electronic simulation – which results in natural resonance and a simply delectable sound. The REQ-2.2 boasts four bands of parametric EQ with the high and low bands switchable bell/shelf and each band can be switched in/out of circuit. The REQ also debuts a unique variable transformer saturation circuit which introduces varying amounts of low frequency colour in the form of harmonic distortion creating subtle but effective lifting of low frequencies. A passive choke based high pass filter completes the picture.
The second new product is the Dual Compressor System Model DCS-2.2, a high end audio compressor which features 2 different compressor types in the one unit with features not found on any other compressor today. The DCS-2.2 includes one channel of hard knee FET based compression and one channel of softer OPTO compression. Routing switches allow the user to use the two compressors types individually, in series or in parallel modes. A blend control allows the user to mix between un-compressed and compressed signal, or blend between the two compressor types in parallel mode. Other features include a front panel switchable insert point, transformer saturation, LED metering and a side-chain frequency response tilt control. Intelligent linking to a second DCS allows for stereo operation.
The overall design of both new products is a "no holds barred" approach with True Class A discrete transistor amplifiers throughout and individual discrete power supply regulators for each stage. The REQ-2.2 and DCS-2.2 will both be available with detented (Mastering) and non-detented controls.
In addition to these new items, Buzz Audio will also have on demonstration the current range of recording products including the ARC-1.1 Analogue Recording Channel, SOC-1.1 Stereo Optical Compressor, MPE-1.1 Mono Parametric Equaliser and the highly regarded MA-2.2 Class A Microphone Amplifier.
All Buzz Audio products feature new innovative designs intended to advance sound recording technology, and are not re-creations of products from the past. For more information visit www.buzzaudio.com.