Special limited edition beech wood face plate!
The Beech Boys Edition
The origin for this limited series was a lucky find: Two stunning, rare batches of premium spalted beech wood, showing striking individual waveform patterns and amazing discolorations – a result of natural processes within the wood over a long period of time.
Handcrafted by the elysia team, the stunning front panels created from these pieces of wood are rock solid, and a truly sophisticated four-layer construction: beautiful spalted beech on contrasting dark wenge on regular beech on black powdered steel. The result is simply breathtaking!
The wood has been carefully treated with a hand applied wax/oil finish to preserve the natural appearance. The special composition used is free of any poisons, and none of the woods is registered on the CITES list of endangered species. The combination of all these custom materials creates an individualized, coherent appearance – an outstanding gem in any 500 series rack for sure.
Our most popular xpressor and xfilter 500 series modules are offered in this unique custom finish complemented by anodized matte black aluminum knobs manufactured exclusively for this limited edition, completed by a set of included lens head screws matching the classic look of this special beech boys edition, which will be limited to 55 xpressor and 55 xfilter modules worldwide.
The xfilter 500 is a true linked stereo EQ in the 500 series format. It gives you the expensive sound of an all class-A equalizer in a surprisingly affordable package, with a precise stereo image based on computer-selected, stepped potentiometers and low tolerance film capacitors.
This EQ is serious about flexibility. It offers high and low shelf bands which can be switched into high and low cut filters with resonance, two mid peak filters with wide and narrow Q, plus additional passive LC stages with shielded coils for a glorious top end.
With its exceptionally open sound, straight transient projection and solid punch, the xfilter is the perfect match for your xpressor – or any other piece of delicious outboard gear!
100% Class-A Topology
Discrete input, output and mix stages plus the complete audio path running in constant class-A mode are the basis for an exceptionally transparent, wide and open sounding EQ.
True Stereo Operation
As one of the few exceptions in the market, the xfilter 500 processes both of its channels with just one set of controllers – a true stereo linked EQ.
Resonance High & Low Cut Filters
The shelving filters can be switched into high and low cut filters with an additional resonance peak. Not ordinary, but extremely useful.
Switchable Filter Quality
The quality of the peak filters can be switched from a wide to a narrow Q factor which remains independent from the setting of the gain controller.
Additional Passive High-Band
The beautiful sheen only passive filters can deliver... the xfilter 500 has it all. An additional LC filter with shielded coils gives you the 'Passive Massage'.
All potentiometers on the xfilter 500 have 41 steps, which is a great help for recalling your previous sessions fast and precisely.
Every single dual and quad layer pot we buy is measured with custom computer routines, and only the good ones go into production.
Special Low Tolerance Capacitors
The special series of film caps used for the xfilter 500 performs twice as good as the industry standard in terms of component tolerance.
Ground Layer Shield
One of the four layers of both PCBs is a full copper plane which helps to reduce interferences caused by electric fields.
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