I see these brought up more and more as a low-cost alternative to more expensive options like the DR260. Are they considered acceptable in terms of noise, reliability and features for low-budget installs?I hate to put my name on anything Behringer but with the X32 seeming to not have any more issues than any other manufacturer I wonder if the time isn't here or at least approaching that it may be considered acceptable to use some of their gear.I have a low-budget church install coming up this week. I could find a used DRPA to get the job done but the DCX certainly has more bang for the buck IF it will be reliable and there aren't any noise issues.Truck rolls cost money. In the non-audio industry I work in, I realized a long time ago that sometimes the most expensive option is using cheap gear that will have to be serviced over and over again.Thanks in advance for any input.
I bought one a few years back when I had to send our DR260 out for repair and needed something to fill a two week gap. It worked fine for that period. We kept the DCX2496 for use in our portable system and it has (surprisingly) worked just fine. It is the ONLY piece of Behringer gear that I have ever used that has lasted beyond the initial year.We have long since replaced that DR260 in the main system, so the DCX2496 (portable system) actually outlasted the DBX product for us.Of course, YMMV and no, I wouldn't recommend one for a permanent install that my name was on. I've been burned by too many other Behringer products over the years. However, last I checked, you could buy three or four of them for less than the cost of one DR260, so a customer could always keep a spare on-hand and still save money.
I've got about ten of these in stock. I use them for all sorts of things. For a long while, they were the crossover on my monitor wedges, then I started using them on my self powered PA on a sticks. Just to give a better crossover point than the QSC's. My only complaint is that the DSP isn't as high as a dvx drive rack, but your not paying drive rack prices. Get two thumbs up from me!
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