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Old 20th December 2005, 07:29 PM   #11
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yes Kepa1, developments here seams to go parallel
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Old 21st December 2005, 01:11 AM   #12
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@ KevinTams

>I bought a Behringer DCX2496 a few weeks ago and spent many happy days tweeking and playing with sound level balance and varying degrees of eq and xover points<

Did you EQ the mid, or just the bass?
What crossover points did you come up with?
How much gain did the bass need?

>Use the DCX, only to xover and eq the bass and tweeter, use the 201 direct from the valve amp and build the speaker baffle with a 30cm recessed baffle to time align the 201 with the bass and tweeter.<

I this because of processing delay/latency in the DCX?
If so, how much is it?


I am looking at using the DCX just for bass, but your experience may be scaring me off . . .
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Old 21st December 2005, 09:12 AM   #13
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@ KevinTams

Did you EQ the mid, or just the bass?
What crossover points did you come up with?
How much gain did the bass need?

I this because of processing delay/latency in the DCX?
If so, how much is it?


I am looking at using the DCX just for bass, but your experience may be scaring me off . . .

I eq'd sveral different ways but ended up running the 201's full range and eq'ing only the bass and tweeter. Xover was 140Hz and 6KHz. Bass ended up with a humungous amount of eq because I'm using OB single driver per channel bass speaker. Bass is fantastic, mid is not.

Latency in the DCX D-A A-D is about 30cm so stepping the 201's back by 30cm should give me the correct time alignment.

Don't let my experience put you off, many people seem to be very happy with the DCX, just not me. The problem I find is that the transparency in the mid range using analogue input, (I've not used the digital input) is a good deal below what I have using the 201 direct from my amp. Using the DCX to eq the Bass produces a fantastic speed and depth of sound, but then there is a challenge to compensate for the latency in the DCX.

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Old 21st December 2005, 09:45 AM   #14
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Kevin, If you want to sell the unit and your leads (i'm assuming from and to RCA) drop me a PM. I will give you a good price if you can take paypal and post it today or tomorrow.
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Old 22nd December 2005, 02:42 PM   #15
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Here's a particularly well thought-out mod from one of the forum members, giving remote volume control, Toslink digital in, and a new output stage:

DCX2496 DAC volume control PCB

I've got one, but I'm going to full-range speaks, so I haven't used it and can't comment on its ultimate sound quality. - Pat
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Old 23rd December 2005, 12:29 PM   #16
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Thanks for that, looks like a very well engineered mod.
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Old 23rd December 2005, 08:12 PM   #17
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Hi all,
I'm the guy who did the mod on the DCX and I put a mini website online about it DCX2496 tweaking for dumb ***

This week with a friend of mine we did some listening tests against a BSS 366 and a Goldmund DAC.

My modified DCX kicked the Omnidrive's bottom big time and was pretty close the Goldmund !

I also have fitted a Tent Labs XO2/5 in it, worth the effort.

Keep your DCXs, this tiny thing becomes a killer when tweaked properly.

Cheers

Thierry
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Old 24th December 2005, 07:32 AM   #18
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Thanks Thierry!
But I can find étage de sortie (pardon my French )
Link not correct?
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Old 24th December 2005, 09:30 AM   #19
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Hello mate,

Etage de sortie is french for output stage


Try this direct link :

Output stage elimination

Merry Xmas to you all

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