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'''CGS202''' the '''CGS Serge resonant equalizer''' module is based on the Serge Resonant Equalizer.
It will work on either +/- 12 volts or +/-15 volts without modification, though in the case of the latter, all input voltage sensitivities, and output voltages are proportionally increased.
The RESONANT EQUALIZER (EQ) is a unique ten-band filter designed specifically for electronic sound synthesis and processing. Except for the top and bottom frequency bands, all other bands are spaced at an interval of a major seventh. This non-standard spacing avoids the very common effect of an accentuated resonance in one key, as will be the effect from graphic equalizers with octave or third-octave spacing between bands. Spacing by octaves will reinforce a regular overtone structure for one musical key, thereby producing regularly spaced formants accenting a particular tonality. The Resonant Equalizer's band spacing are much more interesting, producing formant peaks and valleys that are similar to those in acoustic
There are three equalized outputs, two which mix the alternate filter bands, and one which is a mix of all filter bands. The upper (up arrow COMB) lets pass the outputs of frequency bands at 61 Hz, 218 Hz, 777 Hz, 2.8 kHz, and 11 kHz. The lower (down arrow COMB) mixes the other bands (29 Hz, 115 Hz, 411 Hz, 1.5 kHz, 5.2 kHz).<ref name="sc82"/>
This equalizer is different from other equalizers in that the bands can be set to be resonant. When the knobs are in the middle position, the response at the main EQ Output is flat. When the knobs are positioned between the 9 and 3 o'clock position, up to 12
== A little on how it works ==
[[File:cgs_schem_cgs202_res_eq.gif|thumb|center|800px|Click through to view an enlarged copy of the schematic.]]
== Construction ==
Before you start assembly, check the board for etching faults. Look for any shorts between tracks, or open circuits due to over etching. Take this opportunity to sand the edges of the board if needed, removing any splinters or rough edges.
When inserting the ICs in their sockets, take care not to accidentally bend any of the pins under the chip. Also, make sure the notch on the chip is aligned with the notch marked on the PCB overlay.
Traditionally, polystyrene capacitors are used for all of the smaller value capacitors in this module. I have not tried using other types an cannot say whether using the polystyrene capacitors makes any audible difference. From 10n, up greencaps were used. In modern terms these would be MKT or MKS. Note that there are also ten 10n decoupling capacitors. These decoupling capacitors can be MKT, MKS,
| X||+VE in
| W||0V in
| Z||VE in
| 0V||0V/GND connection for 3.5 or 6.5mm jacks and CCW end of level pot.
[[File:cgs_wire_cgs202_res_eq.gif|thumb|center|659px|Example wiring for the Resonant Equalizer
== Setup ==
=== Notes ===
* Current consumption of the prototype running on +/-12 volts was 43 mA on each rail.
=== Notes ===
* 330R refers to 330 Ohms. 100 nF = 0.1 uF.
* PCB 6" x 2" with 3mm mounting holes 0.15" in from the edges.
== See also ==
* [[CGS Serge resonant equalizer
* [[CatGirl_Synth#The_CGS_modules|The CGS modules]]
* [[CGS parts FAQ]]
== References ==
== External links ==
* [http://www.serge.synth.net/documents/kit/res_eq.html Original Serge kit instructions.]
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