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jamespgoodman

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Please can you recommend a crossover
« on: July 26, 2011, 05:41:00 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James

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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 06:20:53 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James

Hey James!

I cant recommend enough the DBX Driverack stuff. Great crossovers... but it also has other great features.

I use a DBX 260 with my powered system all the time. It is great to have control over crossover settings even though the powered boxes do come with them. A lot of times the built in crossovers and limiters in these boxes aren't the best, and limit your flexibility.

I would get a used 260 if you can. (Can be had for around $600 used)

If not the other DBX Driverack series stuff works too (PX, PA+).

Hope that helps!

Steven
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 07:02:37 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James

For something that is more "analog" and less work, the DBX 223 and Ashly XR1001 crossovers are good.

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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 07:07:29 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James

For something that is more "analog" and less work, the DBX 223 and Ashly XR1001 crossovers are good.

I like the DBX as well.  But you might want to consider the 223XL as it has XLR connectors while the plain old 223 uses TRS balanced 1/4" connections.
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 08:17:37 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James

 Get a used dbx 223 or 234 and use it in your system, then if you do get a behringer product, use it to hold the door open when you load in and out. ;)
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 08:43:47 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James

There are a lot of good used crossovers available used.

You could get something like a BSS, TDM, or Ashly for less than the price of a brand new DBX.

I'd even recommend a used Peavey over a new Behringer.
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 12:24:50 am »

I will confess to using a Behringer piece here and there, but their crossovers are truly not worth the savings over a DBX analog. What you buy should probably be determined by your budget, as your needs don't seem to be very demanding. The fact that you will using it basically as a hi-pass filter is even more of an argument for keeping it simple. If you don't have any other outboard gear (eq, limiter. etc) maybe a DBX DRPA could be justified, but even that might be overkill.
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2011, 08:46:25 am »

It's hard to beat a DBX223XL and a used Rane MQ-302 stereo equalizer ( nobody make one any more :( ) for simplicity and usability with powered cabs. I have two such setups :) and a couple DSP's gathering dust on the shelf.
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 09:57:09 am »

While a few have slammed the Behringer crossovers, I had used one in the past for about 4-5 years. It was a CX2310 and it worked fine for what it was needed for. HOWEVER, for the same new cost as the Behringer, you can get the dbx233xl used.  The dbx is what I'd recommend and they are not that hard to find used as people move on to DSPs. I went from the Behringer CX2310 to the DBX233XL to a DBX DRPA. DBX does have the DRPA-PA setup for running powered speakers, not bad for your system. Note: for about $50 you can pick up a used CX2310 to try out and you can always resell it for the same if you don't like.

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 10:01:36 am »

It's hard to beat a DBX223XL and a used Rane MQ-302 stereo equalizer ( nobody make one any more :( ) for simplicity and usability with powered cabs. I have two such setups :) and a couple DSP's gathering dust on the shelf.

IF you don't mind the ultra-short-throw sliders on the 302.  I found them to be so short scale as to be next to useless.  I tiny, TINY movement of any of the sliders makes a disproportionately  LARGE effect on the sound. 

It's no wonder they've been discontinued.
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2011, 01:25:49 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James

The EV DC-One is also a good choice
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2011, 10:08:20 pm »

Hi, I am looking for a crossover for the following, could you recommend one please? I'm hoping I don't have to spend too much because I don't imagine the circuitry is too complicated? ie I'm happy to go with Behringer if it doesn't adversely affect the sound.

2 x RCF Art 722a tops
1 x RCF Art 905as sub

Obviously the RCF has a built in crossover, however this is redundant as I am feeding an auxillary mix to the sub because I don't want to send the vocal mics to the sub.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

James
James, If you need just a basic Hi/Lo cut filter, have you tried the one built into the PLX 3602 ? Check page 6 of the user manual.

Sean
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2011, 10:17:36 pm »

James, If you need just a basic Hi/Lo cut filter, have you tried the one built into the PLX 3602 ? Check page 6 of the user manual.

Sean

Hey, noob!  Why would he want to have a power amp when they're powered speakers?
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2011, 10:24:37 pm »

Hey, noob!  Why would he want to have a power amp when they're powered speakers?
Sorry, I confused this with another post, I will shut-up and read !!
P.S. Thanks for setting me straight, Dick.
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2011, 10:31:40 pm »

Sorry, I confused this with another post, I will shut-up and read !!
P.S. Thanks for setting me straight, Dick.
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Just yankin' yer chain a bit, Sean. ;D
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Re: Please can you recommend a crossover
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2011, 12:54:49 am »

Being that all hardware is not created equally I'll say that low priced units are popular for that fact and that fact alone. Spend a slight bit more money on your crossover and be happy with the sonic differences you'll find when compared any Behringer or low quality crossover. You'll find few crossovers that can equal the DBX or Ashly units. I own an Ashly 2001 which I keep in my rack even though it's not used anymore. I keep it to back up my driverack 260 and 480 units. So, DBX or Ashly with a sonic edge to the Ashly units overall.
 
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