530 500 Series Parametric EQ


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The dbx 530 Parametric EQ offers a unique degree of equalization flexibility in the popular 500 Series format. Based upon the classic dbx 905, the dbx 530 is an uncompromising equalizer offering true, fully parametric operation of all three filter bands! dbx has a much-heralded history with modular processors dating back to our 900 Series, and the dbx 530 continues that tradition.

The dbx 530's overlapping bands each offer control of frequency bandwidth (Q) and up to 15 dB of reciprocal cut or boost to provide exact, complimentary filter action for the most demanding of equalization needs. For problem situations requiring the removal of spurious signals, each of the bands can be independently switched into “infinite notch” mode without affecting the operation of others. In situations where a shelving equalizer will produce better results than a peaking one, the 530’s high and low bands can be independently switched from peaking to shelving operation. You can also make instant affected/bypassed comparisons using the 530's “On” switch.

Load up your 500 Series rack with dbx 530 Parametric EQs­­ and cut your way through mixes like an audio surgeon!

• Based on the classic dbx 905
• 3-band parametric EQ
• Selectable bell or shelf type filters on low and high frequency bands
• Adjustable Q on each band


Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Input Impedance 40k Ohms balanced, 20k Ohms unbalanced
Max. Input Level +22 dBu
CMRR >40 dB; typically >55 dB at 1 kHz
Output Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance Balanced 30 Ohms, unbalanced 15 Ohms
Max. Output Level +22 dBu
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0/-1 dB; <10 Hz - 30 kHz, +0/-3 dB
Noise -90 dBu, Unweighted (22 Hz - 22 kHz)
THD+Noise <0.006% typical, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0 dBu out
Dynamic Range 112 dB
EQ Filter Type Each band symmetrical peak/dip, each band switchable to Infinite Notch mode, high and low bands switchable to symmetrical shelving
EQ Center Frequencies Low band = 20 Hz – 500 Hz, mid band = 200 Hz – 5 kHz, high band = 800 Hz – 20 kHz
EQ Range ±15 dB, peak or shelved
EQ Infinite Notch Attenuation Typically > 40 dB
Power Requirements +/- 16V DC
Power Current Draw 85 mA per power rail
Power Draw 2.72 watts
Rack System Compatibility 500 Series Compatible Power-frame
Rack Space 1 Slot
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.25” x 1.5” x 6” (13.34 cm x 3.81 cm x 15.24 cm)
Weight 1.3 lb. (0.59 kg)
Shipping Weight 1.7 lb. (0.77 kg)
More Information
Weight 8.000000
Length 13.5
Width 11
Height 12
Color Black
Manufacturer dbx by HARMAN
Manufacturer Model Number 530
Manufacturer Part Number DBX530
UPC 691991000645
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