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Old 5th September 2007, 09:02 PM   #1
maghen is offline maghen  Sweden
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Default digital or analog crossover?

Hi,

I'm looking for advice regarding active crossovers for my line-array speaker project. (described in the "which loudspeaker design?" thread in "loudspeakers")

My current plan is to use a three way PA active crossover and tri-amp to bass, mid and treble respectively.

I know some people use the digital Behringer DCX2496 for HiFi applications. There are also already thought out tweaks to improve the fidelty.
On the other hand, I know some people successfully using analog active PA crossovers as well. (for instance the Behringer CX3400)

Choosing between these two units, which one would you believe is abetter choice? Pros and cons?

Thanks,
M
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Old 6th September 2007, 04:23 AM   #2
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If I listened to digital only sources, a digital xover and multichannel analog volume control would be the choice. Add analog sources and I'd rather stay out of the digital domian.
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The DCX2496 makes a superb test bed for quickly finding out exactly what your crossover and driver equalisation needs to be. Then, once you've found out, you could build an analogue crossover.
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Old 10th September 2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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The DCX2496 makes a superb test bed for quickly finding out exactly what your crossover and driver equalisation needs to be. Then, once you've found out, you could build an analogue crossover.
I'm with you on that EC, it's a great test tool.
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Old 10th September 2007, 02:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: digital or analog crossover?

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On the other hand, I know some people successfully using analog active PA crossovers as well. (for instance the Behringer CX3400)



Thanks,
M
I bought a second hand CX3400 it works very well and it is cheap. When you have more money then move over to DCX2496. You will not lose much money when you sell the CX3400.

I am planning to do this.
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