Features 1 ELDS-H DerrEsser installed into a EL500 1U horizontal rack
ELI understands that there are people interested in getting their 500 series modules that want the best enclosure/power supply possible for them, so they are glad to pre-load and bundle DerrEsser and DocDerr modules in any mono or stereo combination along with an EL500 rack.
The first entry by ELI into the 500 series format, the DerrEsser is a multi function dynamic filtering device. Available in vertical or horizontal versions. A perfect fit for the EL500 powered rack. In its basic DS mode, it is an effective, level insensitive de-esser - a device that will adjust the high frequency gain on overly trebly or spiky vocals or other sources in an extremely musical manner. However, unlike other de-essers, the device allows for multiple use of its powerful circuitry. When ELI started making their own 500 series products, they looked at the power supplies on the market and couldn't help but notice a need for a better single height dual module rack unit. On other single height rack units, the modules protrude from the front panel, and don't look sturdy or attractive. Power supplies were often noisy, frequently reducing the performance of any module mounted in them. Also, only XLR ins and outs were provided to the user, limiting the device’s applications. The Empirical Labs EL500 rack eliminates these obstacles. At the heart of the unit is a super quiet power supply - over 30 dB quieter than some supplies ever seen - that will ensure optimal performance from any compatible device.
All 500 series modules will flush mount cleanly in the EL500, providing a much more professional look and feel. The EL500 offers both XLR and phone rear panel inputs and outputs to allow it to interface perfectly with any system. In addition, a 1/4 inch instrument preamp/direct box input is provided on the front panel, which will automatically switch the left 500 module’s input to this front phone jack once something is plugged into it – a feature that will prove to be extremely useful. In fact, it has become the first call bass DI for many engineers. Switches to link compressors and engage a 48V phantom supply are also provided. Whether you're already invested in 500 series modules or they're something you're thinking about adding to your arsenal, the EL500 rack will make any 500 series compatible module perform ideally and interface effortlessly into just about any audio application.