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    DSP, your recommendation

    Hello.

    I know the DBX Driverack, I've used it, I like it.
    However I would like to hear your input about similar devices from other brands, features, quality, etc., obviously in the same price range.

    What are you using? Why?

    I will have to buy one soon so I'm collecting data

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    I'm saving for an XTA DP448Not cheap
    Don't have any experience otherwise with a dsp unit.

    I'm using a Rane AC24 digital 4way x-over with knobs. Sounds ok (good) but I want more.

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    Just curious Eaulive, what DBX models have you used? I am saving up for a DBX 4800.
    If we knew what the hell we were doing, we wouldn't call it research would we.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1audiohack View Post
    Just curious Eaulive, what DBX models have you used? I am saving up for a DBX 4800.
    Right, my mistake, I was talking about the driverack PA. The 4800 is not in the same ball park, it's not even in the same town.
    It's up with the XTA in the price range as I can see.

    No, let's go down a little, I'm talking Driverack PA, at most 260, or Behringer DCX2496... around this range.

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    No worries, I just wondered. I had a DBX D.R PA and didn't hate it, now have four 260's and love them but want to see what the 4800 will do in the main system. I am also interested in what else is out there.
    If we knew what the hell we were doing, we wouldn't call it research would we.

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    Ev dx-38 ...

    ... available used for little money.

    ruediger

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    I use a few Beringer DCX2496. Some of the early ones had a production issue (Google Beringer DCX2496 frying bacon).
    IMHO They are cheap knock offs and I certainly wouldn't tour with it. They have a lot of features but the guys here hate them (crap DSP's?). I have 3 in my HT L/C/R and for $600 vs Thousands ?, I just can't play up there. I have a DBX Drive rack PA. One of the DEC features is a Driver alignment tool with pulse tones. It is quick and although the DBX has the adjustment, they need an out board signal source.

    The DEQ2496 is worth the price for the RTA alone.
    4406, 4412A, L100, L100t3 (3 pair), L1, L7, 4645C, 4660A, 4695B, SR4735 and various DIY JBL Pro loaded systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruediger View Post
    ... available used for little money.

    ruediger
    It's a 2x4 and I need a 2x6, otherwise it seems quite good.

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    Did someone here have a chance to test the Electrovoice DX46 (or Dynacord DSP600, same unit) ?
    It looks like a great deal: 48khz, 2x6 with FIR capabilities (512 taps per output) and a nice editor software that works over the network.

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    AP20 Audio Processor

    Have you seen the AP20? It has 16 channels of ....

    * 3rd octave filters
    * 3 bands of Parametric EQ
    * Active filters
    * Dolby and DTS Master Audio decoders
    * Digital & Analog IN/OUT
    * Dirac Live room optimization

    www.datasatdigital.com/products/digital-cinema/ap20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Huff View Post
    Have you seen the AP20? It has 16 channels of ....

    * 3rd octave filters
    * 3 bands of Parametric EQ
    * Active filters
    * Dolby and DTS Master Audio decoders
    * Digital & Analog IN/OUT
    * Dirac Live room optimization

    www.datasatdigital.com/products/digital-cinema/ap20

    I was the lead Engineer on the project. We created quite a beasty!
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    Nice machine, but I'm sure it's more expensive than the driverack PA+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaulive View Post
    Nice machine, but I'm sure it's more expensive than the driverack PA+
    Yep. A typical street price for the AP20 is $6,500. However you do get 16 channels of Dirac Live for that money as well.
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    Hi Olivier

    I have two Behringer crossovers. One analog 2x3 (stereo)/2x4(mono), and the "bells&whistle" 6 channels digital DCX2496. The digital DCX2496 is okay but has a lot of hiss caused by the lack of output board. I find it noisy. I much prefer the simple CX3400 which can be configured as 4 channel in mono and will probably get a second one to have two 4 channels crossovers - 20-120Hz, 120-500Hz, 500-8kHz, 8-20kHz. The DCX2496 will then be used to drive up to 6 subs as every channel can be set up independently.

    The DCX2496 is $327.00cdn at www.axemusic.ca
    http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?...=112&PT_ID=251

    The CX3400 is $143.00cdn
    http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?...ion=1&P_ID=114

    That being said, the DCX2496 remains an excellent platform that is easily modified. There's a huge following and many, many mods are offered. Easy to make output boards with all possible variations can be made. If you want to mod them, then buy two used ones. They go for $100 in used condition and you'd get 2 x 6 channels. The DCX also come with a software to remotely control them from your PC. It even increases its correction capacities.

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    Hey Olivier

    Here's a suggestive comparaison between DCX2496 and Driverack. In french.

    http://www.cinetson.org/phpBB3/haut-...ck-t28892.html

    Which reminded me of the good old Yamaha D2040, a reliable 8 channel machine.
    And I love the pots.
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