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Old 23rd November 2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Does a digital crossover with RCA (unbalanced) input/outputs exist?

All the popular digital crossovers have balanced input/outputs.

I know I can buy a mod to my DCX2496 (that costs close to $800 for a 6 ch mod) but Im still curious if one exists on the market (without someone modding it).

I know the Hypex amps have RCA connections but I just need a digital crossover.

I also know that I can just do RCA to XLR, XLR to RCA but I have always had many issues.
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Old 23rd November 2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Perhaps you should not give up on the Behringer DCX so quickly. It can actually sound fairly good with more modest upgrades. The XLR to RCA conversion can be done in different ways. You may have not chosen a good method. What were the problems?

Given the price of the Behringer, you would be hard pressed to find a better value. To get a substantial improvement with a different brand, you may find that option very expensive.
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Old 23rd November 2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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I have not given up on the DCX ( I own 3 ) and I have a RCA to XLR setup (NAD T-175 -> DCX -> Emotiva amps) and a XLR to XLR setup (Onkyo 885 -> DCX -> Outlaw amps). I have done the wiring in all ways possible (DIY, purchased,etc).

I like my XLR to XLR setup the best but I do not want this thread to be about the DCX, I only posted that Im aware (and own) DCX because I wanted to make sure it was known.

Im really just curious if there are any digital crossovers with RCA input/ouputs. I have a bedroom DIY project that it would work great for.

The hypex choices are awesome, I did order them to only cancel the order a day later since I wouldnt need them until 2010 and Im hoping the US$ improves

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Old 23rd November 2009, 02:53 PM   #4
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many car audio XO's use RCA's, if you're happy running 12v into them.

I have a pioneer digital XO in the car, and while it's not as nice as the DCX to use, it does the job. It's a DEQ-99 I think...
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Old 23rd November 2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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Thanks! That is a very interesting idea.

Besides the voltage requirements is there any other concerns?
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Old 23rd November 2009, 03:05 PM   #6
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The DEQ-P9? Digital x-over with a few choices of freqs.

Bass : 63 Hz, 100 Hz, 160 Hz, 250 Hz
Treble: 4 kHz, 6.3 kHz, 10 kHz, 16 kHz
Level adjustment range: –12 dB — +12 dB (1 dB/1 step)

Not sure what the slopes are...
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Old 23rd November 2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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Thx!

Found this info on the P9.

LOW:
Highpass frequencies: 25 Hz, 31.5 Hz, 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 63 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 125 Hz, 160 Hz, 200 Hz, 250 Hz
Lowpass frequencies: 250 Hz, 315 Hz, 400 Hz, 500 Hz, 630 Hz, 800 Hz, 1 kHz, 1.25 kHz, 1.6 kHz, 2 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 3.15 kHz, 4 kHz, 5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, 8 kHz, 10 kHz
Gain: 0 dB - -24 dB (0.5 dB steps)

MID:
Highpass frequencies: 200 Hz, 25 0Hz, 315 Hz, 400 Hz, 500 Hz, 630 Hz, 800 Hz, 1 kHz, 1.25 kHz, 1.6 kHz, 2 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 3.15 kHz, 4 kHz, 5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, 8 kHz, 10 kHz
Lowpass frequencies: 2 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 3.15 kHz, 4 kHz, 5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, 8 kHz, 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 16 kHz, 20 kHz
Gain: 0 dB - -24 dB (0.5 dB steps)

HIGH:
Highpass frequencies: 1.6 kHz, 2 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 3.15 kHz, 4 kHz, 5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, 8 kHz, 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 16 kHz, 20 kHzLowpass frequencies: 8 kHz, 10 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 16 kHz, 20 kHz
Gain: 0 dB - -24 dB (0.5 dB steps)


Its a possibility buts its not cheap (DCX mods are cheaper). I just found the AudioControl DXS online for under $400 US, it seems to have my basic needs convered.

Although, I guess If the US$ wasnt so crappy then the Hypex DSP amps would be a perfect solution actually
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Old 23rd November 2009, 03:36 PM   #8
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Have you looked at Rane?

I'm curious about the problems you had, too.
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It's just a matter of having the lead correctly wired for unbalanced use. Lots of people get it wrong.
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Have you looked at Rane?
Rane has RCA?
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