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Old 21st December 2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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Default Behringer CX2310 for my line arrays?

Being new to DiY speakers and on a limited budget I've been researching active x-overs and like the looks of this one, AND the price!

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=248-664

$64.99 after rebate seems pretty fair.

I'm building some line arrays with 10 Dayton RS 5" drivers and a single Fountek JP-2.0 ribbon tweeter per side. I was wondering if this would do the trick for my line arrays? I'm thinking if I'm not satisfied with it I can always hook it up to my computer rig when I'm done building it and use it for the crossover. I have zero x-over building under my belt and would really hate to spend $$$ on x-over parts and have it sound like garbage. I already purchased Solen 30.0uF caps for the ribbons so the amp doesn't fry them. I also have more amps than I can count (I think 12 full-range at the moment so needing more amps going active isn't a problem!)

Any pluses/negatives to this product are GREATLY appreciated!

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Old 21st December 2004, 05:50 AM   #2
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Seems like a good choice. Behringer are generally really good for the money they cost.
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Old 21st December 2004, 06:45 AM   #3
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I've got that same xover, it's ok, but you have to use quite high output level, usual -10 dBV isn't enough, +4 dBU is needed.

In addition to xover you'll need an EQ for the baffle step compensation (Behringer BFD night do it).
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Old 22nd December 2004, 02:19 AM   #4
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I look at that as well, but ended up using a cheap diy kit. I found that a quick active xo doesn't sound that great! BSC is missing for a start. I will admit I didn't spend the time to do it right and I used a crappy amp with a second pre in the signal chain to the tweeter, but going back to my passive xo was MUCH better. I will get back to active of course and do it properly. Just be aware there is more to it than dividing up the frequencies.

In your case, going active allows you to deal with differing sensitivities easily. Sounds like a good idea.

If you were considering BFD then consider one step up to ultracurve which will do a lot more ... messes up your budget though.
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Old 22nd December 2004, 03:17 AM   #5
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The job I'm at now only pays $10/hour (still in college) so I was looking more for a quick fix until I get done with school and can earn "real money". This speaker project has taken every extra penny I have; I even needed to borrow $20 off my fiancee to buy a sheet of MDF! Do you think I'll get good enough performance out of this CX2310 for around 6 months, until I get out of school and will be able to afford something like the Ultradrive? It won't be a complete waste of money because my next project is going to be a set of cheaper line arrays for my computer and I'll need an x-over for those as well so I can transfer the CX2310 to my computer rig.

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Old 22nd December 2004, 04:01 AM   #6
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Hmmm not sure how satisfactory it will be. Consider also a diy active xo if you are reasonably confident with electronics. You can do passive BSC as well. If you are this hard up for cash you might also have a go at a passive xo - saves you an extra amp. Sounds like whatever you do will be sub optimal for a while ...

I'm not suggesting any one of these more than the others, but I'm guessing whatever you do will be sub optimal, so also consider your other options and weigh up cost as well. I must admit, the Behringer Active xo does have the advantage of being adjustible, and readily re-useable, so this is a big plus. It does look good. In my case I could make a diy version for quite a bit less, and I wanted to have a go.
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Old 22nd December 2004, 05:16 PM   #7
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Hi,
I'm using the CX2310 in a 2-way horn system with mono direct radiator sub (80Hz + is horn). The crossover is working well, not noisy and has a very good range of adjustments.
For the price it is a very good piece of hardware. I recommend it.

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Old 21st January 2005, 02:09 PM   #8
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Hi,
the manual of the CX-2310 says that the XO-pot for the sub defines the XO-frequency beween SUB and LOW.
Does that mean the LOW-signal will be high-passed at letīs say 200Hz if you set it there?

The Behringer service support seemed of no help so far.
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Old 21st January 2005, 04:36 PM   #9
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Hi Jens,

my comment as a happy user of the CX 2310: NO

I havnīt actually plugged a subwoofer into the CX 2310, but the XO-pot for the sub has no influence on the woofer whatsoever. Seems to be only add-on and not integrated-with

to mazeroth:

The x-over of the CX 2310 is strictly symmetrical, so using it near the roll-off of a speaker will be a caveat.
In my applications the x-over frequencies tend to be 100-250 Hz. That low passive x-over-components become quite expensive. So my CX 2310 really has charged off. For its price tag you canīt do wrong.

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Old 21st January 2005, 04:47 PM   #10
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Thanks Rudolf!
Hope I donīt get a bill for all the questions you answered.

Iīm a happy owner now too.
Took me a while to make the decision but the price is just too good.
And now I donīt need an expensive plate amp for my subwoofer.
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