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Behringer DCX2496 - Ultra-Drive Pro

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The ULTRADRIVE PRO DCX2496 is the ultimate digital loudspeaker management system with an unheard-of audio quality and feature list. It is an indispensable tool for the precise set-up of multiple loudspeaker systems or arrays. Installation contractors, live-sound engineers, cinemas/discotheques/concert hall operators will quickly learn to love this models rich features. Signals can be split in various ways to assure precise sound by using the optimal frequency range of each loudspeaker.

Start with its 3 analog inputs (one suitable as a digital stereo AES/EBU input) and 6 analog outputs. You get maximum flexibility in just one rack space. Superb high-end AKM 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters give you ultimate signal integrity and an extreme dynamic range of 113 dB. Easy connection of external digital signals with sampling rates from 32 to 96 kHz is a breeze with the integrated sample rate converter. There are precise dynamic EQs for level-dependent equalization and extremely musical parametric EQs, selectable for all inputs and outputs, and Zero-attack limiters on all output channels guarantee optimal signal and loudspeaker protection.

You also get four different mono and stereo output operating modes, all with individual crossover filter types (Butterworth, Bessel and Linkwitz-Riley) with selectable roll-off characteristics from 6 to 48 dB/octave. The delays for all inputs and outputs are adjustable. This allows you to manually or automatically correct for room temperature, phase and arrival time differences. An additional sum signal is easily derived from the A/B/C inputs.

Now that remote control is such a hot topic, youll be glad that the future-proof ULTRADRIVE PRO software enables single or multi remote control via PC through RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces. And the link option via RS-485 network interface enables cascading of several ULTRADRIVE PROs. A Windows-based editing software is available for download free of charge. No matter what the future brings, its open architecture assures easy software updates. A PCMCIA slot allows you to store all your settings and recall them anytime you change the locationvirtually taking your ULTRADRIVE PRO with you.

But dont be fooled by the ULTRADRIVE PROs sleek design. Its high-power 32-bit SHARC-DSP and ultra-high resolution CRYSTAL/AKM A/D & D/A converter provide outstanding audio performanceand the servo-balanced, gold-plated XLR connectors for all inputs and outputs guarantee excellent connectivity for the years to come.

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Used for tri-amping high end audio system. Extremely versatile and flexible for all configurations. Number of aftermarket DIY audiophile tweaks available from Europe. Excellent value.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2016
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Heard the rumors, just like the other review. I've owned this unite now 5 years, works flawless. I run 2 channels only for highs 8 tweeters. 2 other channels 8 mids 5 1/2 And 8 mid 6 1/2. 1 channel 2 12inch subs and last channel 2 15inch subs. Works perfectly No issues. Going 2 buy a second unit so I can run 1 unit on left channel and other unit on right channel. Give me more channels and more control of all my speakers. Running 5 amps so that's 10 channels in stereo. With two crossovers that's 12 channels. I will end up with 2 extra if I decide to expand more, I can. I recommend this unit. You can also upgrade it. Google Beringer Dcx 2496 upgrade kit.
Posted by Rob on Jan 7, 2016
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Great Features, Low Price but significant glitch3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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I used to own this. Features for this price range is unheard of. Audio quality (using either digital and analog inputs) is surprisingly good. However, this unit uses a Cirrus Logic CS8420 sample rate converter chip which has a known "bug" where it goes into an "anomalous state" that can only be reset by rebooting the unit. (Google "DCX2496 Frying Egg issue). The sound intermittently gets a strange garbled high-frequency distortion when this chip loses it's mind. (Re-seating the multi-pin connectors only 'works' because you're rebooting the unit.) It's very unfortunate such a high-value marvel had a glitch that is not even the fault of Behringer and certainly not the fault of your retailer. I'm going to spring for the DBX Driverack next time. Twice the cost, but sometimes "you get what you pay for" is what the doctor ordered. Some audiophiles mod the DCX, but if you're not going to do an input / clock mod that bypasses or replaces the CS8420 don't bother. If they used the CS8416 chip instead, the quality would still be 'inexpensive as possible' but the unit would not intermittently malfunction. I don't care how inexpensive something is if it doesn't *work*. If this unit no longer ships with the CS8420 you're golden. If it does, spend more and get more.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2015
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