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Old 2nd February 2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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I am contemplating buying a DCX2496 for my crossover duties to replace my cheesy sounding(compared to a Bryston10B) Rane crossover.
I have 2 issuse regarding inputs and outputs..

It seems most of the mods circumvent the analog inputs and use only digital.

I will be running a CODA preamp (STEREO) into the DCX so I can select between tuners, TV, and other inputs.

I would like to also run my Marantz63se into the digital input and be able to select sources between the digital input or the dual analog inputs.. It seems the A input must be used for digital and A+B for dual analog. That leaves out switching between 2 channel analog and single digital input. or can the B+C be configured for analog inputs

Obviously I will keep that CODA at fill boogie and do some sort of variable output mod.

Basically I need a cheap DEQX..LOL

Can anyone enlighten me on making the analog input section transparent??

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Old 2nd February 2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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I am contemplating buying a DCX2496 for my crossover duties to replace my cheesy sounding(compared to a Bryston10B) Rane crossover.
I have 2 issuse regarding inputs and outputs..

It seems most of the mods circumvent the analog inputs and use only digital.

I will be running a CODA preamp (STEREO) into the DCX so I can select between tuners, TV, and other inputs.

I would like to also run my Marantz63se into the digital input and be able to select sources between the digital input or the dual analog inputs.. It seems the A input must be used for digital and A+B for dual analog. That leaves out switching between 2 channel analog and single digital input. or can the B+C be configured for analog inputs

Obviously I will keep that CODA at fill boogie and do some sort of variable output mod.

Basically I need a cheap DEQX..LOL

Can anyone enlighten me on making the analog input section transparent??

Thanks

Hi,

I have developed a mod for the DCX that improves the analog outputs and adds remote control for volume, balance and relative level between low, mid and hi freq bands. It also improves the analog input. It's documented here .

My mod provides separate analog and digital inputs that can connected at the same time, to be selected at the DCX input menu, without the relays that are in the original unit.

There is an additional, very nice worthwhile improvement of the digital input and clocking for low jitter done by Frank Oettle as well, documented in another thread.

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Old 4th February 2008, 10:10 AM   #3
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Hello, you should check the DCX2496 manual to know if input C can be used in analog mode. I think it does (and it's also the Mic input).
And aren't Rane crossovers supposed to be among the best?

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Old 5th February 2008, 06:15 AM   #4
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I would like to also run my Marantz63se into the digital input and be able to select sources between the digital input or the dual analog inputs
Beware that if you use the digital input that the DCX will be clocked by the source. If your source is running at 44.1KHz, so will the DCX.
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Old 5th February 2008, 01:32 PM   #5
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I reviewed the manual online and did not catch that about the input sampling freq!..

so it's going to run a 44.1 through the whole chain including filters construction?

I checked the manual about the C input but it does not "show" it to be used in conjunction with B input for stereo connections.

I am getting Jan's mods which should take care of the majority of the issues and construction somebody's linear power supply for it.

that still leaves the digital input problem.. how does everyone else get around it using cd players??

I assume if I do not use digital input everything clocks at 96?

oh yea any suggestions for some good replacement ribbon cables?


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Old 5th February 2008, 02:22 PM   #6
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so it's going to run a 44.1 through the whole chain including filters construction?
Yes.

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I assume if I do not use digital input everything clocks at 96?
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that still leaves the digital input problem.. how does everyone else get around it using cd players??
I use a SRC2496 sample rate converter between the CD player and the DEQ2496. It definitely makes a difference.
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Old 5th February 2008, 02:28 PM   #7
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I just looked at the spec sheet..

INTERGRATED SAMPLE RATE CONVERTOR FOR EASY CONNECTION OF EXTERNAL DIGITAL SIGNALS FROM 32 to 96kHz

uh what dis??
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Old 5th February 2008, 03:08 PM   #8
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so it's going to run a 44.1 through the whole chain including filters construction?
I am pretty sure that is not the case. Unlike the DEQ2496 the DCX2496 upsamples everything to 96k.

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Old 5th February 2008, 06:21 PM   #9
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oops, my mistake. Sorry for creating a problem where none existed.
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