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  • MiniDSP or Behringer DCX?

    Guys, I'm struggling between these two devices. I will need something besides XT32 to balance my 3 18.2s, but I'm just not sure which one to go with. I had a minidsp ordered but cancelled it, and am hovering over the buy button on the DCX. My room is crappy and I know I'm going to need to give it as much help as I can :)

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    One thing that I think important to consider, reliability on the dcx2496 is questionable...
    I don't know how to tell what kind of failure rate is on these things. But it seems like there is quite a bit about the power supply reliability.
    Also lots of stories about people bricking them when attaching to computer for programming or firmware updates. Be really careful doing that.

    But for however long it works, its awesome tool.

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    • #3
      Paul,

      Been researching both of these myself. I am leaning towards the minidsp. What made you cancel your order?

      What I like about the mini is the constant updates to the software plugins, seems like the mfg provides good support to their products...
      Dana

      Zu Omen Def's, M22's, QS8's, CHT SHO-10, Dual CHT SS-18.1's, Onkyo TX-NR3008, Mitsubishi WD-73740 73" DLP, Sony PS3

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      • #4
        I started reading everyone gushing over the DCX :) I don't know enough to know which one I need. If the DSP is enough then cool, because it's easily $100 cheaper ;)

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        • #5
          Makes sense. Either one will probably serve their purpose.
          I guess I need to do more research on the DCX...:)
          Dana

          Zu Omen Def's, M22's, QS8's, CHT SHO-10, Dual CHT SS-18.1's, Onkyo TX-NR3008, Mitsubishi WD-73740 73" DLP, Sony PS3

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          • #6
            I don't think you can set filters below 20 Hz with the DCX. Dunno about the Mini.

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            • #7
              I'd guess one important question is how many channels your amp puts out, and are you going to equalize the system as a whole, or each sub?
              Not sure with the mini dsp, but isn't the DCX like 6 channels, and has time domain as well? I'm sure you guys have done more investigation on this than what my mind recalls...

              20Hz would be a downside for the DCX - I think the mini dsp had a software rewrite to get it to respond below that?

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              • #8
                I thought the DCX did as well... that would be an important thing to know. I want to feed a single sub input and then equalize each sub.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by madpoet
                  I thought the DCX did as well... that would be an important thing to know. I want to feed a single sub input and then equalize each sub.
                  I can run separate EQ's on each input and each output independently! You can also boost below 20hz using a shelf filter with the DCX. The DCX with REW is simple to EQ!

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                  • #10
                    Just a heads up for those of you with a Dcx or worried about noise. I got a Jensen sub-1rr transformer unit ~91+ ship from cablesolutions at cs1.net to put in between my DCX and the dayton amp, and now I have no hum/noise.

                    The receiver LFE out is rca patch with xlr end for connection to dcx, and vice-versa patch cable from DCX to Dayton.

                    Things are sounding great.

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