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Old 13th February 2008, 12:51 AM   #21
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Out of curiosity I sent Omnes Audio/Blue Planet a mail and got quickly this reply in English ( I read German rather well but to write in it....):

Hello Håkan

Thanks for your email…
We are currently translating our shop…
So in a few days we will have a complete description in English.

Also right now only in German: Software.
This will take some time…

There where a lot of questions. First, there is no change in quality of sound if you use the DBC 12. We made a lot of listening tests and also measurements.

The DBC 12 is only for Sub woofers or woofers. We don’t have any crossover for the satellites…

People like most: 3 presets and remote control.
Also nice finish, not like the PA DSP….

If you have any more questions, feel free to send an Email to me.

Cheers, Nick
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Old 13th February 2008, 02:47 AM   #22
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If you are wanting an active crossover on the preamp side, you have plenty of options. But you will need to be looking more towards the proaudio rack mount gear. You can use 2 way & 3 way active crossovers for the low pass. You can find a deal on some on EBay for about $60.

Example (though not rack mount)
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Samson XOver
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Old 13th February 2008, 03:23 AM   #23
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You might find one of these used on Audiogon.

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Old 13th February 2008, 01:11 PM   #24
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I doubt most pro gear to have a sufficient high level when it comes to sound quality. Of course you can tweak these.
But even if the longer series in manufacturing can keep costs low, the same cost considerations can impair component quality.

Just my opinion. But comparing the power supplies for my VMPS
crossover ( with a one Farad capacitor) with the cheap gear may make sense. The Samson S-Xover is sold for slightly more than $ 100 here in Sweden.
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Old 13th February 2008, 06:35 PM   #25
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depends on which type of pro gear you mean. PA type set ups may be more inclined not to (some still do better than 20khz). Studio equipment is as good as it gets. All rack mount pro gear. Just look at the specs. If it does 20hz-20khz it should work fine.
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Old 13th February 2008, 08:40 PM   #26
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The problem with pro audio/rack gear is driving it to a high enough level with consumer output levels. You really need about 4x more gain than normal HiFi output levels.
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Old 13th February 2008, 09:17 PM   #27
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I guess a DCX2496 may be overkill, but it would work.
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