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Behringer DCX2496 Ultradrive Pro Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz Loudspeaker Management System & Crossover

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Overview
The Ultradrive Pro DCX2496 is the ultimate digital loudspeaker management system with an unheard-of audio quality and feature list.
Highlights
  • Internal switch-mode power supply for flexibility (100 - 240 V) and noise-free audio
  • Adjustable delays for all inputs/outputs allow correction for arrival time differences
  • Four different mono and stereo output operating modes
  • Butterworth, Bessel and Linkwitz-Riley filters with slopes from 6 to 48 dB/octave
  • Link option via RS-485 network interface enables cascading of several Ultradrive Pros
  • 60 user-defined internal presets storable via PC software or on PCMCIA card
  • Designed in Germany. Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
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Weight: 10 lbs.  
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Behringer DCX2496 Ultradrive Pro Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz Loudspeaker Management System & Crossover

The Ultradrive Pro DCX2496 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 model’s rich features. Signals can be split in various ways to assure precise sound by using the optimal frequency range of each loudspeaker.

The Ultradrive Pro DCX2496 features 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.

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 location—virtually taking your Ultradrive Pro with you. The servo-balanced, gold-plated XLR connectors for all inputs and outputs guarantee excellent connectivity for the years to come.

 

 



Behringer DCX2496 Ultradrive Pro Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz Loudspeaker Management System & Crossover
  • BrandBehringer
  • ModelDCX2496
  • Part Number248-669
  • UPC696859305542
  • Product CategoryActive Crossovers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (19 Reviews)
  • Weight10 lbs.
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    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Behringer DCX2496 Ultradrive Pro Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz Loudspeaker Management System & Crossover
Behringer DCX2496 Ultradrive Pro Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz Loudspeaker Management System & Crossover is rated 4.3684 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Recommended with some reservations.I have always been interested in audio, and have entered the foray of speaker design. My focus lately has been on passive crossovers, and my interest in this machine was to help in modeling crossover points and order for passive systems. I use it in conjunction with DATS software. It has allowed me to shift crossover points on the fly and the DATS program with sine sweep allows accurate modeling of the most neutral crossover point according to the drivers being utilized. For example, I had a 2 way system that I was going to cross at 3khz, but testing the speaker with the Behringer showed much more of an uneven slope at this point, but almost perfectly response curve at 2khz. This also allowed adjustment of multiple orders between the drivers independently which can be minimized yet preserving a neutral response curve. This has saved me time and money before spending on components.It is not without its flaws, however, and starting to show it's age. The computer software is completely outdated. Finding it to even download is a challenge and the program window is not adjustable in size. It also appears that part of the choices available in the program are outside of the window! Connecting to a computer still utilizes a COM port which my laptop (and most ultrathin laptops) does not have, and IMO should be upgraded to USB. Wouldn't it also be nice if the a Behringer microphone would link to secondary software, like the DATS so that it's software and the Behringer sound levels, delay and phase adjustments be synchronized and displayed within DATS? Who knows, maybe it can do that but try to figure it out with the supplied or downloadable documentation that comes with this unit which is woefully inadequate, and needs to be expanded more simplistically to better learn the software.Yet, the purpose of this unit is as a passive crossover, and in that regard, I find it's sound to be excellent. I will incorporate it into a system at some point as a 2 or 3 way speaker system, and continue to use it to design passive systems.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from XOverI love it. It took the place of my other Xover, equalizer, compressor?limiter, and digital reverb processor. When music is not playing, there is no hum or loud chirping noise coming from the speakers. It does not emit any annoying sounds. Excellent headroom.Very affordable. It takes time to tweak the settings, but once you get the hang of it, you can do it on the fly.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable for multi-amped systemsI upgraded from a decent analog 3-way stereo crossover to this. I can't overstate how much it has improved the overall sound quality of my system by giving me complete control over pretty much every parameter. You can spend a lot of time calculating crossover points, slopes, delay, phase and polarity, but the only way to truly know what sounds best is to be able to make adjustments on the fly. This provides that. The auto delay seems pretty accurate. Each test can turn up a bit different, but the numbers it usually came up with were almost exactly the physical difference between driver distances. I can't detect any noise produced by this unit either. The user interface takes some getting used to but is actually seems fairly intuitive now that I've spent some time with it. Very impressive piece of gear!
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice machine, lots of features, but mediocre output stageThis little box is kind of an enigma, on one hand it will allow you to improve the sound of your system with it's powerful features. On the other hand it will suck the life out of your system with it's poor active output stage.If all you want to do with this is figure out the X-O frequencies for your drivers then implement a passive X-O, this is a great tool.If you're thinking of going the active X-O route in your high-end home stereo, think twice! This machine has mediocre sound quality. Thin and flat with etched highs and poofy bass is what comes out.Fortunately, there is a solution, replacing or bypassing the active output stage. But, that is for more advanced/daring DIY'ers, and of course your warranty is null and void at that point!It's not without it's compromises but if you're willing to put in the effort to take the sound quality up a notch it's a nice cheap active X-O that will also solve for time delay.I use the DCX2496 after a DEQ2496. The DEQ does room correction, so that in conjunction with the DCX2496 and it's time delay function equates to a setup that does everything a 2-5k DEQX does.
Date published: 2012-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect SolutionFor an old hobbyist like me, this is the answer to designing and building speakers. If you need to test a new speaker design to find the best crossover point, slope, or type, then this is the answer. The equalization is more than enough to achieve a flat response in all but the worst rooms. The feature list is long and distinguished- time and phase correction, adjustable delay, parametric eq, dynamic eq, limiter for all outputs, 2 or 3 way stereo crossover, etc. This one component has replaced my dbx crossover and equalizer and took my audio system to the next level. This is honestly the best single part or component I've ever purchased for my system and it has refueled my passion for the audio hobby! Thanks to PE again for offering products such as this at reasonable prices so that someone like me on a tight budget can achieve audio bliss that would normally cost thousands more.
Date published: 2012-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High end audio crosover - manages hybrid Electrostatic-Sub comboThis product has solved a very difficult problem for me. I have Quad ESLs combined with a powered sub for each front channel - plus a mono sub for 12Hz-60Hz. This product was able to calculate and then apply correct phase, polarity and delays to each of the 5 signals - making the wave fronts arrive properly at the seating position. The ESLs are "fast" and needed a delay = to moving them 15 feet behind the subs. The result is great natural bass that blends very well. The AD-DA circuitry is good enough that I cannot hear degradation. Midrange is at least as clean as it was with previous Xover (Bryston).
Date published: 2011-10-10
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Behringer DCX2496 Ultradrive Pro Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz Loudspeaker Management System & Crossover

hello i have two of this machine that i used for my dj show. one started to have some "distoring" issue while song playing. i stopped using it. now the second one is having some problem.  is there any way they can be fixed ?

Asked by: tous8212
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Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-04-20

The product picture shows the new DCX2496LE, but the product description states it is the DCX2496. So which one are you really advertising?

Asked by: Eli Reyes
This is the standard DCX2496.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-05

Hi guys, need you help, Just bought the ULTRADRIVE PRO DCX2496 and tried connecting it to pa. I set up out configuration to LL MM HH. I used outs 3 and 4 taking audio out to amp with XLR's. Am getting no sound to amp, even though the LED lights do show.

Asked by: Pniq
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-02

how can l connect a ultradrive pro2496 crossover

Asked by: fingers
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-07

How would i use a 5.1 receiver with this, all three way seakers and a powered sub. Thatnks guys!

Asked by: Medfordmanye
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-01

I am interested in purchasing the Behringer UltraPro DCX2496, but before I commit, I would like to preview the UltraPro editing software for a PC. It states that I can download it for free at Behringer.com, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Asked by: wanderboy
I would recommend you contact Behringer directly for a demo of the software.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-25
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