I can get a DCX for a steal is this better than a DSP1124 or a FBQ2496 ?
I have a DSP1124P
I have a DSP1124P
You're right, it's way above those two. I believe many don't realize how versatile unit it is. The only thing where it stays behind those two is the minimum width of the filter, Q=10. Not a bad flaw though, one shouldn't use any sharper filters than that anyways.It's not in the same class as the other two. The DCX is a speaker crossover management system...
Hi Ilkka, doreytp,You're right, it's way above those two. I believe many don't realize how versatile unit it is. The only thing where it stays behind those two is the minimum width of the filter, Q=10. Not a bad flaw though, one shouldn't use any sharper filters than that anyways.
The dynamic EQ can apply a varying curve based on input levels. Somewhat like a variable loudness control. For example, you could set it up to boost the low range little when you are listening quietly, but reduce the low range a little as things get louder, such that you have a "reasonable" level of bass at all listening levels.I've read some of the DCX2496 manual and it keeps mentioning a 'dynamic eq', can someone tell me what this is and how is it different to the parametric eq?
It has 9 parametric filters (regular band pass or shelf 6dB/12dB) per each input/output (it has 3 inputs (plus SUM input) and 6 outputs). Plenty enough. Currently I run my whole front-end (LCR) and subwoofer through it.how many channels does have for a para. Eq, I cannot find anything in the manual, other than it is Para. Eq
How do you use this with your sub. Do you let it do the crossovers instead of your reciever. Do you set your reciever to Large speakers, No subs, them sum the three inputs?It has 9 parametric filters (regular band pass or shelf 6dB/12dB) per each input/output (it has 3 inputs (plus SUM input) and 6 outputs). Plenty enough. Currently I run my whole front-end (LCR) and subwoofer through it.
I'd suggest to DL the remote software. That will make you realize how capable this unit really is. It will run even without the unit.
http://www.behringer.com/DCX2496/index.cfm?lang=ENG (->software updates)
Large speakers, no sub on receiver. DCX2496 handles crossovers, delays, EQ etc.How do you use this with your sub. Do you let it do the crossovers instead of your reciever. Do you set your reciever to Large speakers, No subs, them sum the three inputs?
This I want to do. I decided I want to put the PC in the rack with the rest of the equipment to shorten the RS-232 cable and the Cat-6 LAN cable to the XBox 360 MCE. A few other reasons as well that don't really matter here.can be controlled by the computer with the downloadable software and a cheap serial cable.
A couple questions here:The analog outputs go directly to my 7 channel amplifier. The digital output goes to the DCX2496 via input A.
I think all of this sank in. I've got Aura brand transducers in my seating as well, and would like them to have their own XO point also, but not at the cost of loosing LCR/sub function/control.I send input A to output A for my subwoofer with the high pass crossover off and the low pass crossover set to 50 Hz. I also send input A to output B for my HSU MBM-12 mid bass module with a high pass crossover at 50 Hz and a low pass crossover of 121 Hz. The crossover in the X-Fi for my analog output is also 121 Hz. Finally, I send input A to output C for my Buttkicker amplifier using a low pass crossover of 50 Hz.
I have an amp with 7 channels. It is an Outlaw Audio 7100. I only have a computer and amplifier. My computer is the source for HDTV, DVD-Audio (I have to use analog out to the DCX2496 for this), DVD's, CD's, and ripped music. My X-Fi Elite soundcard does all the decoding.A couple questions here:
#1, When you say 7 channel amp, are you refering to a digital receiver, dedicated surround processor, or just an amp with 7 channels?
When you output from a 7.1 soundcard or a 7.1 receiver, you use analog front left and right, center, side left and right, rear left and right, and subwoofer outputs. Most people that do digital room correction use the analog subwoofer output and feed it to their equilizer. It is coverted from digital to analog to leave the soundcard/receiver, from analog to digital in the equalizer, and from digital to analog again to leave the equalizer and go to the sub(s).#2 What's the purpose of outputting analog and digital of the same signal going to two different places? Is this so one of the pieces of equipment can pick up the rear channels.
Since my cables are XLR to RCA, they are unbalanced. Unbalanced is fine for HT since most people use RCA cables anyway. I use Hosa Technology, Inc. cables.#3 Are your XLR cables balanced or unbalanced. (and is unbalanced OK for HT?)
It outputs 8 discrete channels with three cables in addition to the optical cable(I use a 3.5mm stereo to XLR cable for optical).#4 Is the soundcards analog outputs seven descrete channels/cables? in addition to optical?
The DEQ or DCX only accept a digital stereo PCM signal. A DVD sends either a Dolby Digital or DTS signal (you can select the stereo PCM signal, though). DD and DTS require a decoder. For this reason, you are not able to send the DD and DTS signal to the DEQ or DCX. You have to decode with your computer/soundcard or a receiver and then send the analog subwoofer signal to the equalizer.I'm currently only using optical in and out of the unit from a DVD player through the DEQ to the receiver. 2 channel music works fine, sounds great. However, when I put a DVD in, the input LED's are almost pegged and I get ZERO sound?! :dontknow::mooooh:
The two are similar in quality, but the DCX2496 has more features: digital crossovers, controllable via RS232 and computer, high shelf and low shelf filters (I don't think the DEQ2496 has these), auto alignment for delay and phase control, phase control, simple interface, six outputs, bios upgradable via a computer, and you can store presets on a card or the computer besides just the device.Ricci said:How does it compare to the DEQ2496? Do any of these units have EQ below 20hz?
It has.high shelf and low shelf filters (I don't think the DEQ2496 has these)
It will affect signals below 20 Hz. I can show you some measurements if you like.I recently submitted a question to Behringer about the 20Hz limit on their equalizers. They said that is as low as it can go due to the hardware. They cannot make a bios revision to provide a lower limit. I'm still not sure if a filter that is set to 20Hz will effect signals below that or not. I need to do some more testing, but haven't had time.
I thought it probably would. It seems like a filter at 20 Hz would be sufficient for most purposes. I would like to see a few measurements if you have them readily avalable. It might help some not worry as much about having a filter set lower than 20 Hz. Thanks.It will affect signals below 20 Hz. I can show you some measurements if you like.