Before I purchased the 8 band EQ. I upgraded my stock MH-31 mic to the desktop MD-100 mic. Huge improvement from the stock 450D mic. One concern I had was that the MD-100 might be to much mic for the 8 band EQ. Not the case at all.
Thru is on/High Emphasis is on
/Low cut is set to 2
The 450D is set as the following.
Mic gain is normal/EQ is set to 0
When you chase DX and your only running 100w with conditions being a challenge every little bit helps. I'm very happy with 2nd version EQ upgrade.
The adjustable ranges are available +/- 6dB
80Hz 160Hz 250Hz 500Hz 900Hz 1500Hz 2500Hz 3200Hz
Here are the links for more information
What I personally like:
8 different frequency ranges of adjustment.
Independent mic input and output controls.
What I don't like: