The Rane ME15S Micrographic Equalizer is a two-channel, 2/3-octave design with 20 mm sliders in a single rack space unit. It features a range switch for high slider resolution in the ±6 dB mode - equivalent resolution to 45 mm sliders found on double rack-space models. The ±12 dB mode provides a wide range of control over system audio. The active filter sections feature Rane’s innovative constant-Q (constant bandwidth) design. Constant-Q means the bandwidth of each individual filter is guaranteed to be narrow enough to prevent unwarranted interaction between filters, yet wide enough to produce exactly the type of correction curve demanded by even the most unusual acoustic surroundings. This differs dramatically from conventional designs of the past, encumbered with the unfortunate characteristic of changing bandwidth when changing boost/cut amounts.
Front panel controls and indicators include an overall rotary level control for each channel as well as overload indicators. Passive pushbutton bypass switches feature LED indicators, avoiding ambiguity by being on when the unit is bypassed. (A passive bypass switch requires no power to operate. This allows completion of the audio path should the power fail in the ME15S.) Inputs and outputs are electronically balanced designs, capable of unbalanced operation when required. They accept and drive all possible signal levels into normal load impedances. Balanced applications choose between the XLR or ¼" Tip-RingSleeve balanced connectors. Unbalanced sources also may tie to the ME15S through mono ¼" connectors (no ring connection).