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Fore 29th November 2007 06:44 PM

BFD, DEQ or DCX
 
Hi,
I'm finally getting started in this whole new business to me, sub EQ'ing. I"ve got the wiring/cable thing all worked out, but from my research, most guys are using BFDs. But from what I've gathered here, alot of people are using the DEQ instead for it's 'shelf filters' allowing a flatter fr <10hz. How important is this? Is that the right decision??...it's about $150-200 more than the BFD.

I plan on using it to eq one sub now, another possibly later, and plan to have two memorized EQ parameters, one for HT, and another for strict two channel music. If possible, I could use a 'pretty good quality' high pass filter for my mains for use with music.

Any help or suggestions are really appreciated!!

Thanks,
Fore

MaVo 29th November 2007 09:35 PM

you could use a personal computer equipped with a good soudcard like RME for this. thats also more diy :)

Fore 29th November 2007 09:58 PM

I'm going to use my vista computer, with a soundblaster live ext. soundcard, mic, preamp, and mixer along with a one of the Behringer processors listed above.

I should've seperated the DCX2496 crossover and the quality for a highend 2 ch. music system. I did a bad job there.
If someone has experience with this unit it'd be great to here.

The other question is, is the DEQ with it's shelfing filters the better choice for my situation? Say over the BFD? Just a bit confused over which proc. is the best for me.


chops 30th November 2007 01:14 AM

I'm kind of in the same situation. I'm trying to figure out which would be better for tuning my sub as well.

This one...
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=248-656

Or this one...
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=248-657

There's a $50 difference, but is it really needed for tuning a sub from 50Hz on down?

Any ideas guys?!

Fore 30th November 2007 04:34 PM

Anyone else willing to join in which unit I should get...bfd or deq??

chops 1st December 2007 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Fore
Anyone else willing to join in which unit I should get...bfd or deq??

Apparently not.

It's funny, there's like a million and one members on here using these units, but when someone asks which would be better to buy, no one cares to respond. Go figure.

RobWells 1st December 2007 12:02 PM

I've got/had all 3 units. Peronally prefer using the deq than the bfd. Results are good regardless off which unit you buy. Maybe the dcx could be a better buy if you intend to build a set of mains later on.

Rob.


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