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Author Topic: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260  (Read 33316 times)

Josh Billings

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Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« on: April 10, 2007, 05:58:33 am »

Frying Bacon Aside if anybody has any opinions on either of these units i'd love to hear them. The 260 does a lot of stuff, but at the price i'm not too convinced.

Thinking about dropping the DRPA.

I'll dig a little deeper into this

1. I like the 96khz sample rate of the behringer (Peavey & Drive Rack PA are 48khz).

2. I do like the whole auto align thing of the behringer unit, none of the other units have this.

3. All have RTA (which i never use)

4. I do sometimes use the Feedback thing on the DRPA when DJs use turntables so it comes in handy some time.

5. Also I mix an SB-850 with 2 LAB Horns (SB-850 about 30 feet away) but i have to run that through a seperate crossover to get them to align correctly. The fact the peavey & behringer unit can delay each channel seperately is quite nice.

I figure if something goes out i can run my EAW LA325s full range until i get the behringer back up or have a DRPA on stand by.

Fill me in on actual SOUND. I really want to get opinions on people who have used 2 or more of the units.

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 06:42:48 am »

As far as sound goes, in none of the places I play would I personally be able to hear the difference between those two sampling rates.

I would follow the advice of others here, and save up for a DSP which will not leave you feeling the need for a spare!
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 06:50:27 am »

Well I've heard stories of DR260s going down mid show before too so i would carry a spare regardless. Just seems like common sense for something that can crash

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 08:41:01 am »

The DCX2496 does not have a RTA. The sound quality seems to be very good compared to my old Peavey CEX-4. Not a fair comparison considering the Peavey is 15 years old! The time alignment function on the Behringer is nice but if you use the same speakers every show, You'll only need it once. I would think RTA would be a more important feature to be used as a starting point if nothing else.

Scott

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007, 09:52:00 am »

MikeLascuola wrote on Tue, 10 April 2007 05:42

As far as sound goes, in none of the places I play would I personally be able to hear the difference between those two sampling rates.

I would follow the advice of others here, and save up for a DSP which will not leave you feeling the need for a spare!


I'm no sure at what price point you no longer "feel" like you need a backup but its always good practice to anticipate the critical single point failure bottlenecks in your system and have some plan to deal with worst case scenario (most gremlins don't read price tags and do ones that do have a nasty sense of humor) . Backup doesn't need to match primary path bells and whistles but needs to get the job done.

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 10:10:57 am »

Good points all.  Of course you want to have a spare for a single point of failure.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007, 10:18:06 am »

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.


At least put an extra crossover in the rack.  Then you can still run the subs, even if they aren't properly aligned.
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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 12:48:50 pm »

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Thinking about dropping the DRPA.


I have one in my FOH rack of my "A" rig.  Last year I over drove the inputs and it sounded like POO!!! However, my outputs meters said that there were doing fine.  I lowered the input and raised the outputs to even it out and get rid of the digital clipping sound.


Now, I purchased a Behringer DCX2494 from just the recommendations of others off of this board. I placed it in my "B" rig.  I wanted to experiment with the "Subs-On-An-Aux" thing at the same time. As of yet, I have no regrets at all.  The price point is great and the features are very good too.  If it continues to work out, I will purchase another one for my "A" rig and lose (loose for some  Laughing ) the DrPa.

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All have RTA (which i never use)


The DCX2496 does not have an RTA. I don't use one either.  I am saving myself for SMAART.  Laughing

Just my .02 worth.

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 02:12:14 pm »

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.

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Re: Peavey VSX 26 vs. Behringer DCX2496 vs. DR260
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 03:55:38 pm »

Well it may not have an RTA feature but it does use a measurement mic for delay & polarity. Prettty snazzy feature. A lot more important to me than RTA Equalizing when i can use my ears for that

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