DIYRE Colour 500-Series Palette mkII vs C533 Saturation Colour Processor – Comparison Page
The DIYRE Colour Palette and the C533 are the colour saturation processors. This page compares the main features and highlights the difference between both units.
This page should be treated as the guide for the website visitors and the FAQ section.
The main features of the DIYRE Colour Palette and C533 colour saturation processor are presented and compared in the table below.
DIYRE Colour Palette mkII
|DRIVE RANGE||0 – 18 dB||0 – 20dB|
|DRIVE CONTROL||MULTI-DETENT (21) POTENTIOMETER||POTENTIOMETER – MIDDLE DETENT|
|MIC PREAMP||INTEGRATED CIRCUIT THAT Corp. 1256||LOW NOISE OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS|
|NOISE PERFORMANCE||INFO NOT PROVIDED||-90dBu Noise Flor – no colour modules|
|MAIN OUTPUT CONTROL||+/-6dB||NON|
|EQ||NO||YES – TILT EQ|
|COLOUR MODULE SLOT||3||3|
|OUTPUT||BALANCED ELECTRONIC||BALANCED ELECTRONIC|
Colour Processing / Saturation
The DIYRE Colour Palette and the C533 are the colour saturation processors. Both units can hold up to 3 saturation colour modules.
The C533 has few additional features. The input attenuation switch, which can reduce the signal by -12dB and the LF/HF Tilt EQ.
Both units work by increasing the input signal which is passed to the colour modules and the same reducing the output level from the colour module. As a result, the input/output signal remains the same.
The drive range of the DIYRE Colour Palette is from 0 to +18dB, while the C533 drive range is from 0 to +20dB.
Colour Modules section.
The DIYRE Colour Palette has the 3 colour module slots and the drive/cut colour module control knob for each colour module. The DIYRE Colour Palette has the HUE Colour LED and the colour bypass switch for each colour slot.
The HRK C533 has also 3 colour module slots and the drive/cut colour module control knob for each colour module. Colour modules are connected in series. Each colour module has the ON/OFF white LED and the bypass switch.
Both units are not designed to be used with a microphone or any other low signal source.
The Input Attenuation – PAD
The C533 has the designated input signal attenuation active circuit. It reduces the input signal by -12dB.
This feature is very helpful to process the high-level line signals.
The DIYRE Colour Palette mkII has no input attenuation nor the PAD.
The TILT EQ
The C533 Smart Tilt EQ is a special type of the shelf EQ which can boost/cut the LF or HF using only one knob. The Smart Tilt EQ is based around the passive EQ filter circuit.
Turn the knob right to increase the amount of HF while reducing the amount of the LH band.
Turn the knob to the left to emphasize the low end while reducing the amount of HF.
The Smart Tilt EQ has the MID DIP feature which attenuates the Mid Band by -4dB@1.5kHz greatly increasing the functionality of the EQ.
The EQ section can be bypassed for easy A/B comparison.
The DIYRE Colour Palette mkII has no EQ feature.
The Price Comparison.
The DIYRE Colour Palette mkII is available in two versions. The DIY KIT for 150USD and the assembled unit for 250USD.
The C533 is available only as the assembled product for 169USD with included -99% OFF colour module of your choice.