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Old 26th February 2014, 11:12 PM   #41
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Old 26th February 2014, 11:20 PM   #42
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I have been checking it out. Some have 6 outputs to speakers, but that would be only for powered speakers, correct?
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Old 26th February 2014, 11:48 PM   #43
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no not just powered speakers...
on that topic other than the amp being built in there's no functional difference between a "powered" speaker and a separate amp and speaker both require the same level input.
the dbx's capabilities can allow to mix both types and more into easily recalled tailored program memories but you'll soon learn all that if you keep researching and reading.
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Old 26th February 2014, 11:59 PM   #44
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He does not need a crossover.

The Driverack will not be useful to him. Although the outputs of the driverack can each be configured for full range output, his 4 speakers are not identical and as such the RTA calibration and GEQ will not work as intended. Attached is the Driverack PA+ signal path block diagram. As you can see, the GEQ comes before the signal is split into the six outputs.
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Old 27th February 2014, 12:04 AM   #45
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Geesh, why does it have to be so complicated? Lol..
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Old 27th February 2014, 12:09 AM   #46
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sorry beg to differ...
better yet tell us how you'd do it Twinmeister

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Old 27th February 2014, 12:13 AM   #47
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Geesh, why does it have to be so complicated? Lol..
Well, traditionally only a single matching pair of speakers would be used. Matters are complicated by adding the second non-matching pair. Optimally, you would need two sonic maximisers, one for each pair of speakers, but the operation of the sonic maximiser is so basic (and disputed) you should be fine with one. You're just tuning it by ear.

A piece of hardware on the other hand like the driverack which tries to calibrate the speakers to a fine-tuned level will never achieve proper results, thus end up a waste of money.

Best case scenario would be to sell your current two pairs of speakers for a single pair of loudspeakers that would be higher quality. You don't need a driverack or sonic maximiser, it would be more cost effective to invest that money into the new loudspeaker.
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Old 27th February 2014, 12:17 AM   #48
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The pair of dusk harbingers seem to be a good pair. And the Rockville pair seem good as well.
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Old 27th February 2014, 12:21 AM   #49
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The pair of dusk harbingers seem to be a good pair. And the Rockville pair seem good as well.
Why do you need both pairs at once? Is it a volume issue? These two pairs of speakers will have different characteristics. You will end up with the worse of both by using them simultaneously.
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Yes looking for high volume but clear sound.
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