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Rob Spence

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What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« on: June 22, 2015, 06:04:51 pm »

I am thinking about replacing my DSP. I have a 4x8 now. With a new configuration I am considering, a pair of 3x6 units might be better.

I am considering all sorts of new configurations so questions in other threads may not track to other ones.

Mine is nearly 10 years old and support for it seems to have disappeared which opens up all sorts of possibilities. It is a Sabine NAV480 (built by Xilica I believe).

So, as the title says, what is out there these days that I should consider.
I see the new Driverack 360 and am vaguely aware of Ashly units.

It has to be cost effective for me though.

Thanks

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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 09:07:49 pm »

Depends upon your budget. There are several inexpensive 2x6, but not many 3x6 that I am aware of, other than Behringer (if it still exists). I have been spec'ing the Jupiter 8, but that's not cheap and it's 8x8.
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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 09:14:34 pm »

I have been selling piles of the Behringer DCX2496. Great processor for the money.
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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 12:19:51 am »

Rob,
Do this.

http://dbxpro.com/en-US/products/driverack-venu360

I have looked at it. I had a 260 once and hated it.
I see no actual usage reports on the 360 though the marketing looks good.
Harmon is getting stupid with product naming. The products may be good but they are making a mess of their own good name with their marketing.


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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 06:17:49 am »

What about a pair of omnidrive compacts? Ageing a bit, but very capable units.  Gets you something good for medium money.   I think you run into cheap and average, or awesome and pricey with no real middle ground :)   


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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2015, 06:54:31 am »

I had a 260 once and hated it.


What about it, specifically, did you hate?  May the 360 addresses your issue.

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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 08:24:42 am »

Outside of things like the Peavey and Alto boxes, your best bet is probably the Ashley.  Although I'm not sure why you want to get rid of the Xilica which is reputed to be the best sounding small processor around.  I'm very happy with my older Ashley.  Not sure what lack of support means.  Do you do a lot of offline configurations that require software that doesn't run on current OS's?  Mostly I just play with the delays depending on how I'm set up at a particular place.
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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 11:14:24 am »

I am thinking about replacing my DSP. I have a 4x8 now. With a new configuration I am considering, a pair of 3x6 units might be better.

I am considering all sorts of new configurations so questions in other threads may not track to other ones.

Mine is nearly 10 years old and support for it seems to have disappeared which opens up all sorts of possibilities. It is a Sabine NAV480 (built by Xilica I believe).

So, as the title says, what is out there these days that I should consider.
I see the new Driverack 360 and am vaguely aware of Ashly units.

It has to be cost effective for me though.

Thanks

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Ashly and Xilica.  Not sure of Xilica cost, but the XP-3060 is the config you want.

Protea 3.6 is $750 new.  I would use it without hesitation.

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Re: What is affordable current 3x6 DSP these days
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015, 11:16:29 am »

I have been selling piles of the Behringer DCX2496. Great processor for the money.

It is a great little processor except for one major flaw: It cuts the sound momentarily when you change x-over slopes, change delay settings, or if you zero (0 dB) any PEQ setting. Not a big deal for a permanent install setup but for mobile use you are pretty much stuck with your initial settings once the show starts.
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