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    Hope it works out for you.

    If you're looking for accurate measurements above ~4KHz
    with the ECM8000, I've compared a few with an Earthworks
    cal mic and they all had a few dB bump above 4KHz then back
    down (and falloff) at 20KHz. The manufacturer typical curve
    published shows the general shape, the peak amplitude just
    seems to vary a bit, some more than others.

    The ECM's can still be quite useful, just understand that it will
    read a bit higher than "truth" in the highs.

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    Thanks grumpy,
    I've been reading up all nite on the ECM800, REW and the DEQ at Home Theater Shack. Plan to use it for sub duty.
    The confirmation email from MusiciansFriend listed the DEQ2496 as REFURB. Hope it's not too old. To me there is a distinct difference between B-stock and REFURB! Probably some discussion with them in the AM. Going out for the Persiod shower now.
    Later

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblbgw_man View Post
    I got one too, can I join your club
    Yup.

    We're nothing but easy around here.

    [You gotta behave, tho.... ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilch View Post
    Yup.

    We're nothing but easy around here.

    [You gotta behave, tho.... ]
    aaaahhh ... I knew there would be a catch , has anyone re-written the user manual yet

    I haven't connected mine up to my system yet, I wanted to run it for a week or so just powered up just to be sure it is'nt going to go "POP" or "BANG"
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    Anyone know how to read the date code on these? 0703 is what they shipped me. For a "refurb" it doesn't have a mark on it. Looks more like old stock.

    Edit: Discovered the software is version 1.4
    The latest software is version 2.3 but that is only available for v2x hardware So I'm guessing the deq they shipped me was manufactured in july 2003.
    Last edited by JBobL; 08-14-2008 at 03:33 PM. Reason: update

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    Well, this thing didn't last 10 minutes.
    No wonder I've never seen one in clubs.

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    Tell 'em you want a NEW one....

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    I have a standing rule, usually only repeated when someone tries to sell me an extended warranty, which is "If I have any trouble with this product I am never shopping here again!"
    I learned my lesson from Fry's Electronics. Well known for selling defective, recalled merchandise and passing refurbs as new. I watched them put a new price tag on a recalled graphics card I just returned.
    Never again.

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    Skywave went through three of them before he got one that worked right, as I recall....

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    Sorry to hear of your trouble. Hope the vendor covers a replacement
    and their customer service treats you as well as has been my experience.

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    Thanks, already have the RA. Without going into details let me just say that returning, exchanging anything is an enormous PITA for me no matter the supplier. Guitar Center had the same deal just harder to find on their website. At least they showed it as refurb. But how does a refurb fail the first time you plug it in?
    On a good note, I won two tickets to Patty Griffin on the radio!

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    The importers in New Zealand had major problems with reliability. Now they dont bring them in anymore. The ones that are still going though work pretty well.

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    Well ... mine has not failed yet in the week that I have had it powered up, however I think I will leave it powered up for another week before I connect it up to my system ...... just to be sure....... I can't remember ever having done this before for ANY piece of audio gear. Is it just the DEQ2496 that seems to have a high failure rate or is it all of Bangringer's equipment ??
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    What happens when they fail?? Do they just quietly stop working or do they bring other gear into the mix and damage stuff??

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblbgw_man View Post
    Is it just the DEQ2496 that seems to have a high failure rate or is it all of Bangringer's equipment ??
    Their outboard dynamics gear is sonically inferior. Innards are cheap-o. They don't fail, so much, as just suck. I wish they would fail more often - then all the low-end clubs that deploy them would have to get something else, hopefully better!

    I have seen many reports of this particular unit being failure prone. What it is trying to do is very complicated stuff, and I guess they slapped it together fast to get it to market, but missed some Q/A Q/C...


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