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Any plans to add native support to Xilica processors in EQ section?

I've done EQ:s manually based to REW curves and the result is really good however it's time consuming measure - adjust -measure - adjust... procedure. :geek:
 

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Try measuring some Xilica filter settings in a loopback and see if any of the currently supported equalisers produce the same filter shape when using the same settings in REW. If you post some of those loopback measurements (with the filter settings recorded in the measurement notes) I can also take a look at them and see if there is a quick way to add support - ideally need a few different settings, e.g. 1kHz centre, -6dB gain and Q = 1, 2 & 5 then the same for -12dB gain, along with info about how many filters the processor supports, gain range and resolution, frequency range and resolution and Q range and resolution.
 

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Sorry for delay of my reply - I've been too busy.

My Xilica is currently on the way to warranty exchange as it wasn't in perfect shape.

I'll make measurements and send You all the possible information as I get a new one.

Thanks in advance :)
 

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RTA is familiar tool, but not best possible for my perfectionist attitude. I find sweep measurement -> adjustment -> measurement -> adjustment procedure more accurate especially when playing with Q-values of parametric EQ and actually also when adjusting frequencies below 80 Hz by changing filter center frequencies +/- 1 Hz. The RTA curve is not stable enough for that in room measurements IMHO. I've tested all the REW included EQ devices suggestions, but none of them provided satisfactory results with Xilica and manual adjustment led to best result so far.
 

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RTA is familiar tool, but not best possible for my perfectionist attitude. I find sweep measurement -> adjustment -> measurement -> adjustment procedure more accurate especially when playing with Q-values of parametric EQ and actually also when adjusting frequencies below 80 Hz by changing filter center frequencies +/- 1 Hz.
I’d be surprised if you are able to hear an audible difference between the two methods.

On top of that, if you take another measurement in say, 3-4 months you’ll find that your filters are no longer as “perfect” as they were before, due to what might be termed “system instability.” While the measurement platform is stable enough (REW), the transducers involved - the speakers and elements in the measurement microphones - are not. Their diaphragms, cones, windings, etc. contract and expand with humidity and (especially) temperature changes, which will alter their physical (and consequently electrical) properties. As such, when you take a second REW reading a few months later you'll find the graph doesn't look quite like your original one.

For example, here are three subwoofer measurements I took every two months over a six-month period several years ago. Note the differences between each trace.




Another example. The red trace was generated after letting the measurement mic sit for a half-hour in direct sunlight streaming through a window.




That said, you perhaps could simplify your measurement/filtering technique by using the RTA to get you in the ball park, and then do the adjustment -> measure for fine tuning.

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Wayne
 

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Finally got Xilica back from service two weeks ago so I try to find time to make reference measurements for possible filter programming. Xilica was on the road 3 months.

I'll be back with measurements...
 

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Hmm...I need to have more then 5 posts to send a web-links. I hope this is 5:th...
 

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Ok - didn't find any private messaging feature from site so I'll write here.

EDIT: Found PM and sent info about measurements to it....
 

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Any progress in achieving native support for Xilica processors in EQ section? I am following this closely as my Xilica XP4080 will be delivered within 2 weeks and it would helpful if support was available.
 

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Hi Dwight,

I suppose that John Mulchahy may include feature to next major release of REW. Haven't heard anything new considering implementation after sending John reference measurements of Xilica parametric EQ:s.
 

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An EQ setting for Xilica XP2040 was added in beta 14 in April.
Yes I see the xp2040 now available in the EQ page. Many thanks John
 

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I am assuming that I can use the XP2040 EQ settings in REW for XP4080. The 2 processors look very similar
 

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Possibly a bit offtopic related to Xilica, but I wonder why Beringer's FBQ2496 and DCX2496 are supported by REW while even more powerful DEQ2496 (which is also remotely programmable) IS NOT?
Should something very tough be hidding behind that decision or just no-one has DEQ (which is very unlikely)...
I'm new to this stuff, so please pardon my ignorance... Or take it as suggestion for future improvement...
 

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John gets lots of requests for product support. It takes time to get around to all of them.

I’d agree that the DEQ hasn’t seen much use from home theater enthusiasts. For full range use, the DCX has more features that enthusiasts with active systems want. The DEQ’s RTA feature is redundant for those using REW, and as such a waste of money - not to mention it doesn’t come with a calibrated mic, so it isn’t good for much anyway. For purely subwoofer duty, one can get everything they need from the BFD for about 1/3 the price of the DEQ.

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The only difference between the two is the number of I/O. :)
Agreed. The xp2040 is 2 inputs/4 outputs vs xp4080 4 inputs/8 outputs. Everything else looks identical.
 

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Hello, I know this is an old thread but I had a question in regards to Xilica support in REW. I noticed in the EQ settings that the option for the Xilica XP 2040 to "Send Filter Settings to Equaliser" is greyed out. Is that functionality not supported in REW at this time or am I missing something?
 
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