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Author Topic: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260  (Read 33182 times)

dave stojan

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 04:09:55 pm »

Andy Peters wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 19:12

RTA is a waste of time.
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I've had it come in handy a few times - when there's an a**hole in the crowd that can scream or whistle a steady pitch just like something's feeding back. A quick look at the RTA (monitoring DSP inputs) can avert that "is it me?" feeling.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 05:08:44 pm »

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 05:33:52 pm »

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A quick look at the RTA (monitoring DSP inputs) can avert that "is it me?" feeling.


Ahhh.... but, if I remember right, the DrPa does not display the RTA.  Even if it did, it'd be too small to do anyone any good.  It just uses its internal RTA to "flatten out" the system with the graphic.

I cannot comment on the Peavey offering as I don't have any experience with it, however, out of using both the DrPa and the Behringer, I'm gonna stick with the Behringer.

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 07:11:38 pm »

Geir Inge Tystad wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 14:08

I have been using the Behringer a couple years..  both it for my FOH amp rack. But changed back to the analog split in the amprack, put the behringer in my Driverack, hook it up to the computer and the fun begins.


I seriously don't understand anything about this post.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 07:35:57 pm »

Josh Billings wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 16:11

Geir Inge Tystad wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 14:08

I have been using the Behringer a couple years..  both it for my FOH amp rack. But changed back to the analog split in the amprack, put the behringer in my Driverack, hook it up to the computer and the fun begins.


I seriously don't understand anything about this post.


Neither do I. Google Translation gone awry?

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 09:14:50 pm »

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I have been using the Behringer a couple years.. both it for my FOH amp rack. But changed back to the analog split in the amprack, put the behringer in my Driverack, hook it up to the computer and the fun begins.


Ummm.... maybe he had the Behringer in his amp rack.  Then maybe he decided to have the control out @ FOH, moved it from the amp rack to the Drive Rack and installed a jack panel or a multi pin?

Just guessing.  Razz
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2007, 02:58:16 pm »

MikeLascuola wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 10:10

Good points all.  Of course you want to have a spare for a single point of failure.

A spare, or a well thought out fallback strategy for equipment failure.

Sometimes, just going PC (or CD player) to tops can get you through the night, if you have all the cables you need, and you know how to use the speakers. No ideal, but it works, and the clients/dancers will get their money's worth.

I have experienced failure in various components. Mostly the people on the floor never know. The only time it was obvious was when I left the (rented) mixer at home. Went PC to active speaker, then cable to the second active speaker, and away. The "obvious" part was when the mixer arrived and I had to shut down the music to put it into use.

A bit of thinking can provide alternatives to carrying expensive but unused gear. If the gear is generally very reliable and locally available (or an equivilant is available), then put the money into better quality gear instead of duplicates.

Having said that - I had a couple of threads on crossovers, comparing Behringer to dBx. What was really surprising was that there were more dBx failures reported in the discussions than Behringer failures......
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2007, 03:01:20 pm »

Andy Peters wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 14:12

Scott Shaw wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 05:41

I would think RTA would be a more important feature to be used as a starting point if nothing else.


RTA is a waste of time.

Major disagreement!

If used properly, with equipment that benefits from processing, it can be amazing.

Otherwise, it is worse than nothing.

I used a DRPA with Yorkville Elite E12, and E210s, and it make music like you dream of! Had I the $$$, I would have bought on the spot.

Used with the NX55P's I eventually purchased, it was horrible. Next time out, no DRPA, and much better sound.

RTA is good, when used where it should be used, when used properly.

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2007, 05:31:37 am »

I'm thinking of going with the behringer on this one and maybe using the digital input on the unit.

I have a DJM-800 mixer with Digital Inputs for the CDJs (which have digital outputs) and SPDIF digital output as well. I was thinking of getting an M-Audio C03 to convert SPDIF to AES to use with the behringer.

What do you guys think?

IS it worth the extra money to go all digital to the unit? Anybody have any experience with the digital input on the behringer?

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2007, 03:19:43 pm »

Just had a look at the specs for the Peavey VSX 26.

First - it seems to cost more than a DRPA, and a lot more than the DCX2496. I see advertised prices from $440 to $615. Is it functionally closer to a DR260 and a combo DCX2496/DEQ2496?

Second - it has a 48Khz sampling rate. 96Khz and 192Khz are possible and fairly common - why just 48Khz? Arguments about if the difference could be heard are common, but I would suggest that in some situations that this unit will be used in, the difference might be heard. Besides, at that dollar figure, you should be getting bragging rights - and 48Khz max is apology time, not bragging rights.

Have these been shipping long enough for real life feedback on them?
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