OK. I'll try to pricise it.It's not entirely clear from your opening post exactly what you're looking for, but the DCX has both EQ and crossover filters.
Yes, the DCX can accomplish that. You should download the manual from the Behringer site. It's a bit complicated, but you'll need to learn it to set the DCX up...I want to have a crossover between my sub and the satelites and be able to add the EQ'ing to the sub.
I wouldn't personally recommend using an external EQ for your mains when you have Audyssey available. Audyssey does a very capable job while keeping the signal in the digital domain - and it does it automatically.the ability to EQ the mains and subs seperate and bye pass audessey all together.
If the DCX is the main player, it's only because it's cheap. Plenty of pro audio companies these days offer speaker management processors - Ashly, BSS, Crown, Crest, dbx, Klark Teknik, Peavey QSC, to name a few. Others like Shure, Sabine and Yamaha have offered them in the past, if you want to shopped used. While something built to withstand use and abuse might be beneficial in a touring sound system, to the average home theater enthusiast it's not worth the extra expense. True, some of the more expensive models might sound better than the Behringer if used on the main channels, but you'd have to compare for yourself to tell.So what are some other brands that have the ability to control all your speakers/subs. Is there any better units out there then what berriger offers? Or is the DCX-2496 the main player.
Keep in mind that you can't use outboard EQ for the main channels without outboard amplification to go with it - for each channel.I like the idea of maximum control with cross overs and the ability to EQ the mains and subs seperate and bye pass audessey all together. It seems alot of people that run the JTR perfer not to use audessey anyway so it would be nice to see if I could make my setup sound better through rew and my own settings then what audessey comes up with. I figure I can always go back if it doesen't work out and just use it for my subs.