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Author Topic: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260  (Read 34600 times)

Phil LaDue

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2007, 12:34:03 pm »

Robert Fielder wrote on Wed, 18 April 2007 12:24

Speaking of the Peavey VSX 26 - I checked the Peavey web site, and the latest version of the control software is from mid-2006, and still listed as "beta".

Is this a dead project? Have they dropped development? Seems like a long time for something that even Behringer was able to ship and upgrade many times......


There is a firmware update from February of this year, so I doubt it's been abandoned altogether.
http://www.peavey.com/support/software/vsx26_presets.cfm

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2007, 06:04:58 pm »

By the way, the VSX26 is indeed pretty noisy. That's a known problem, and Peavey is already fixing it. The VSX48 is not suffering from that problem...
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2007, 07:14:49 pm »

Naw, I think it's just a gain issue that can be solved by shading the amps by about 10db.

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2007, 12:33:34 am »

Let the vendor wars continue...
I have the DCX2496 ( x2) , the VSX26 ( x1) and finally the Driverack260.

IMO, with lots of use as main amp dsp, just skip to item C:

a)DCX2496- Best unit for the money (if you don't get one with the "frying egg" syndrome). Has very usable gui for remote control.( compared to item B below) Have used for a couple years with no failures.

b)VSX26 - Nice autograph eq. Is VERY noisy at quiescent state ( no, its not a gain structure issue.. its a design issue)
No gui. Have not implemented since the missing remote control gui is yet to be delivered( sold by Peavey in 2006 to be included with unit)...save your money for the....

c)Driverack 260 - more money that a or b , but has the features you WILL want.  The sub synth, Live filters for feedback and autoEq, comp, gate,limit, etc, etc and Driveware gui are key items to consider why you buy a dsp. With infinite customization possibilities, it will serve me well until I can move everything over to dsp amps.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2007, 02:09:03 am »

Were I in the market, I'd look very closely at the Sabine range of DSPs.   http://www.sabine.com/sabine-professional-audio/Navigator2_M ain.htm  

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2007, 02:50:03 pm »

Greg Green wrote on Wed, 02 May 2007 00:33

Let the vendor wars continue...
I have the DCX2496 ( x2) , the VSX26 ( x1) and finally the Driverack260.

Greg:

Great analysis! Thanks.

I am liking the DCX2496 more and more, the more I play with it. Really like that it is so quiet - not something Behringer is known for.

In the real world, it looks like my choices will be DCX2496 or dBx 260. The Peavey might be nice, but I don't think the features are there for what I need, and the lack of a GUI is a killer. Ditto the DRPA, plus it thumps.

Given the price difference between the DCX2496 and the 260, I need to spend a lot of time understanding the advantages the 260 offers. A few of them I know I will likely never, or almost never, use. RTAing can be amazing, if your system needs it, but my current stuff seems best run flat anyways. I used three different Yorkville Elite systems with the DRPA RTA, and the sound was so very, very nice.....I really wish I could have afforded them when it came time to buy.

One thing about the DCX is how easy it is to set up, even using the front panel. They really got the user interface right. Have not tried the 260 GUI, so maybe that would make it even easier.

If my lottery tickets come in, it becomes a different ball game, but until then it is a value equation, balancing quality against features against cost. So far, the DCX seems to be offering the quality.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2007, 02:59:59 pm »

Tim Padrick wrote on Wed, 02 May 2007 02:09

Were I in the market, I'd look very closely at the Sabine range of DSPs.    http://www.sabine.com/sabine-professional-audio/Navigator2_M ain.htm  

Tim:

Neat! Only the top two models appear to have sufficient delays.

I have to wonder why they put the RS232 and USB type B on the front.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2007, 03:56:38 pm »

It's nothing to wonder about. Just for easy access with the PC. RS232 and USB isn't that popular on the patch panel, so they put it on the units front itself.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2007, 04:02:58 pm »

sorry if this is a stupid question, but i only saw the Peavey VSX 48 mentioned once in this thread..  is there a reason that you're not considering this DSP??
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2007, 05:20:54 pm »

Ummm, yeah, good question...

BTW: The VSX48 does not show the noise issue...
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