ULTRACURVE PRO DEQ2496
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
Thank you very much for expressing your confidence in
BEHRINGER products by purchasing the ULTRACURVE PRO
DEQ2496, an extremely high-quality DSP-based digital audio
processor with built-in 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters,
making it an ideal tool for both live and studio applications.
.1 Front panel
The ULTRACURVE PRO gives you a variety of EQs (graphic,
parametric and dynamic) plus a real-time analyzer with Auto EQ
function, dynamics processors such as compressor, expander
and peak limiter and a complete set of analog and digital interface
With these and many more features the DEQ2496 is an
absolutely all-purpose device for your recording or mastering
studio and will definitely upgrade your live equipment.
Fig. 2.1: LED meter and menu keys
The LED METER indicates the DEQ2496s input signal.
The top CLIP LED lights up as soon as the input signal
level is too high or the peak limiter in the Dynamics menu
This manual first describes the terminology used,
so that you can fully understand the DEQ2496 and
its functions. Please read the manual carefully and
keep it for future reference.
see chapter 3.4) has been activated.
Use the METER key to select the METER menu (see
.1 Before you get started
The DEQ2496 features a built-in real-time analyzer
displaying the entire frequency range. Use the RTA key
to select the corresponding menu and adjust the various
settings (see chapter 3.8).
The ULTRACURVE PRO was carefully packed at the factory
and the packaging is designed to protect the unit from rough
handling. Nevertheless, we recommend that you carefully
examine the packaging and its contents for any signs of physical
damage which may have occurred during transit.
Depending on the currently selected menu, the COMPARE
key allows you to compare either complete presets or
individual modules. The following table shows how the
COMPARE key works in each module:
If the unit is damaged, please do NOT return it to
BEHRINGER, but notify your dealer and the shipping
company immediately. Otherwise claims for
damage or replacement may not be granted.
.1.2 Initial operation
Be sure that there is enough space around the unit for cooling
and, to avoid overheating, do not place the DEQ2496 on top of
power amps or near radiators, etc.
Blown fuses must be replaced by fuses of the
same type and rating. Please refer to the
SPECIFICATIONS for further details.
The mains connection is made using the enclosed power cord
and a standard IEC receptacle. It meets all of the international
safety certification requirements.
Please make sure that all units have a proper
ground connection. For your own safety, never
remove or disable the ground conductor from the
unit or the AC power cord.
Tab. 2.1: COMPARE function for individual
ULTRACURVE PRO modules
Press the MEMORY key to select the MEMORY menu
see chapter 3.9). Here, you can save or recall complete
The DEQ2496s serial number is located on its top cover. Please
take the time to fill in and return the warranty card within 14 days
after the date of purchase, so as to benefit from our extended
warranty. Or register online at www.behringer.com.
presets or individual modules from one preset (e.g. GEQ,
PEQ etc.). The MEMORY LED lights up as soon as the
parameter values of the preset selected in the MEMORY
menu differ from currently active settings.
.2 About this manual
This manual has been designed so that you can get a clear
overview of all control elements and at the same time find detailed
information on how to use them. If you need more information on
specific topics, please visit our web site at www.behringer.com,
where we explain effects processing and power amp appli-
Fig. 2.2: Keys, display and rotary controls
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS