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post #11 of 25 Old 03-08-10, 09:27 AM
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Re: BFD Alternatives: FBQ, SMS-1, DCX and more

Thanks for the info, Wayne. I ran a full spectrum analysis of my theater room (which was a recording studio for the previous owner, lovely perk) and found that unless I just really want to EQ the sub, it isn't necessary. So I think I'll delve into that at another time. Thanks for your help again.

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post #12 of 25 Old 07-06-10, 03:21 PM
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Re: BFD Alternatives: FBQ, SMS-1, DCX and more

How about Behringer Shark DSP 110. It uses the same circuitry as BFD, comes with mic amp also, and best of all cheaper. It may not be as great as many others out there, but for one channel application and for many (if not most) theaters would be adequate.

Just wondering the mic amp in DSP 110- can that be used for REW, instead of sound card?
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Hi Doc,

The Shark has no user-programmable equalization, only automatic feedback suppression capabilities. It could be used as a mic preamp, but it has no USB connection, so it can’t be used as a soundcard. A separate soundcard would be required.

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Re: BFD Alternatives: FBQ, SMS-1, DCX and more

I recently bought a USM810 from Ebay and would appreciate any info on how to use it with REW v5.

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Re: BFD Alternatives: FBQ, SMS-1, DCX and more

Can I use the Behringer Virtual dsp2024p with REW? My friend just let me hold on to his. All I have to do is buy the power cord for it then I can hook it up. Any info would help.
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Can I use the Behringer Virtual dsp2024p with REW? My friend just let me hold on to his. All I have to do is buy the power cord for it then I can hook it up. Any info would help.

No, because the dsp2024p is not an equalizer, it's an effects (SFX) unit.

Find a used DSP1124P ( or even a DSP1100P ) !

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Really? Even though it has filter/eq as one of its fx functions I couldn't use it?

From Behringer website:
•Filter/EQ FX
• FILTER – in general influence the frequency response of a signal. Two filters are included: low pass allows low frequencies to pass and suppresses high frequency content; high pass does the exact opposite
• PARAMETRIC EQ – allows you to control the bandwidth, frequency and amplitude of a signal
• GRAPHIC EQ – the sound spectrum is divided into eight (8) adjacent frequency bands, which can be cut or boosted, bandwidth is predetermined
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I might be wrong here & may have spoken too soon .

I'll study the Operators Manual ( this time ) & get back to you with an ( updated ) opinion .

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Thanks allot for taking the time to look up that information ! That would be great if I could use it. All I would need to do is buy some midi/audio cables if it will do the job.
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PreSet # 47 engages the builtin parametric EQ program .
PreSet # 48 engages the builtin graphic EQ program .
> The two programs seem to be mutually exclusive ( non-combining )

The manual shows that only 2 ( parametric ) filters per channel are available for use ( within program #47 ).

> That's hardly a BFD replacement ( which has 12 filters per channel ) .

> As an aside, I've never seen anyone ( on this site ) auto-EQ a sub using just 2 filters ( though I don't doubt that something useful can be done ) .

For now, I'll stick by my original assessment & comments ( to search out a 1124 ).

<. EarlK

PS; REW is not setup to send midi info into this unit and then have the unit respond in any predictable way .
( ie; you won't be able to use REW with it's prest midi functions , along with this "Virtualizer" , to "automagically" EQ your sub or main speakers ) .
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