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Howell Repaja

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dbx vs behringer
« on: November 02, 2010, 11:17:35 pm »

Hi,

I am planning to buy for the following with a tight budget.

1. Active Crossovers
  Which to choose? behringer Super-X Pro CX3400 or dbx 234XL

2. Graphic Equalizers
  Which to choose? Behringer Ultragraph FBQ-PRO FBQ6200,
  dbx 231 or any dbx equivalent to behringer?

3. Feedback Suppressors
  Which to Choose? behringer FEEDBACK DESTROYER PRO FBQ2496 or dbx AFS224?

I am new to this Pro-audio Gadgets, I am planning to buy, but im confused and i am tempted with Behringers low price. Please share your reviews for these products or any other products.

Thanks very much.


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Re: dbx vs behringer
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 12:20:12 am »

I have a CX3400 I carry for a backup. thats about what its good for. For the price, upgrade to an actual DSP if you don't already have one. If you don't have the budget, get the DBX.

EQ. Get the DBX, splurge and get the 1231 if you have the rack space.

Feedback suppressor, Don't get one, instead learn proper mic, and speaker placement, along with using your EQ to notch problem spots.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 01:48:51 am »

Hi Adam,

Thanks for your ideas and reviews. What is the difference between 231 and 1231? do they have effects aside from gain range?

Hi all,

Any other has experienced with these gadgets? Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 12:45:35 pm »

IMHO... the DBX 1231 is a fairly noisy device.

For a similar price point you could get a DBX drive rack PA or 260 which gives you much more robust signal processing possibilities.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 08:45:06 pm »

I gotta echo Adam.  I used to use Behringer outboard gear because of being on a budget, and it's just not worth it.  It's crazy noisy, and 80% of the time blows out after a few years.  The dbx is well well worth the extra money.  And I've never liked feedback suppressors, they kill the sound.  If you train your ear correctly, and have a nice graphic to work with (dbx 231), you'll never need a feedback suppressor
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Re: dbx vs behringer
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 02:18:22 am »

Nils Erickson wrote on Wed, 03 November 2010 11:45

IMHO... the DBX 1231 is a fairly noisy device.

For a similar price point you could get a DBX drive rack PA or 260 which gives you much more robust signal processing possibilities.


Never noticed it in any rock and roll setting.

Main thing i like about the 1231 more is the longer fader travel. It seems to make a difference when doing adjustments.

Also he didn't really mention what he was using these units for so recommending a Drive rack 260 for a replacement is kind of a little overkill if he's looking for a monitor EQ, as its much easier to grab and notch than go into the computer.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 12:11:13 pm »

Thanks.

So, if i am on a budget? Is it OK i will go to dbx 231 not the 1231?

How about active crossover? is dbx is much more worthy than behringer?

Please share all your experiences. Thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 12:21:13 pm »

I had the behringer crossover, and on my third gig it crapped out on me, haha.  That night I bought the dbx crossover and have been using it for years.  And I have been using a dbx 231 graphic for quite a while, and I love it.  It's clean and reliable.  For outboard gear needs, dbx has never let me down.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2010, 12:25:20 pm »

I agree with you on the fader distance.

If you get a chance take a listen to the hiss the 1231 puts out (without live mics), pull a few of the eqs down (like you're notching a monitor mix) and listen to how the unit responds, I often find the hiss is more prominent and perhaps actually louder.

To me that hiss means intelligibility suffers until you match that db level and leads to a less musical experience.

Howell what are you using the gear for? Bar bands, presentations?
It will probably help folks make good recommendation to know what you are willing to $pend on the gear too.
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2010, 12:43:51 pm »

Nils Erickson wrote on Fri, 05 November 2010 00:25

I agree with you on the fader distance.

If you get a chance take a listen to the hiss the 1231 puts out (without live mics), pull a few of the eqs down (like you're notching a monitor mix) and listen to how the unit responds, I often find the hiss is more prominent and perhaps actually louder.

To me that hiss means intelligibility suffers until you match that db level and leads to a less musical experience.

Howell what are you using the gear for? Bar bands, presentations?
It will probably help folks make good recommendation to know what you are willing to $pend on the gear too.


Hi Nils,

I will be using it for mobile sound system, like disco party, live bands sometimes, any other public programs outdoor.

Thanks. Please recommend whats the best to $pend.  
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