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Behringer DEQ2496 Ultracurve Pro Digital EQ/RTA
Can the internal DAC be bypassed for completely digital processing?
I have a very nice DAC for my stereo but I would like to do some digital equalization if possible without using the Behringer DAC.
yes....the DEQ2496 is equipped with both AES/EBU and TOS link optical SPIDF ins and outs, and also a BNC wordclock input.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Am I correct in saying this will be better "more options and better sound quality" than the Audio Source EQ sold here at P.E.?
I will be using this with my home stereo as it needs a little adjusting in my opinion. Receiver-Yamaha RxV-995, Amp-Yamaha Mx-D1 digital 500 wpc., Speakers- Polk Audio SRS SDA 2.3's with Dick Sequerra line source tweeter array's added on top of the SDA's. I will be getting a blue-ray player later on, for now just have digital cable and DVD's and CD's and MP3's for music. Is this the better choice for me? I am very good with complicated electronics usually. Thanks for the help!
Definitely a better choice than the AudioSource, which is only a 10 band equalizer. The AudioSource is probably sufficient for 90% of users. Its easy to use and gives you control of most of the trouble spots encountered in your home. The Behringer has a great deal more options, one of them being a 31 band equalizer. Definitely a tweakers paradise! A lot harder to use and program than the AudioSource, but well documented in the manual. I do see a problem in using either one in your system though. Typically, an EQ is hooked up with analog cables using your Tape Monitor/Record Out-In function. This would work fine if all your sources were analog. I would guess that most of your sources are digital. Your Yamaha does not convert these inputs to analog for use in the Tape Monitor/Rec Out-In. All of the receivers I've ever installed share this liability. Theoretically, you could loop all of your Yamaha's digital inputs through the Behringer's digital input/output. This would work if you kept everything in stereo, but a Dolby Digital or DTS signal would wreck havoc to the Beringer and the rest of your system. Lastly, you could hook it up between your Yamaha receiver and your amp. This may work but is not ideal. Varying the input into a device that is looking for a fixed input may cause it to under perform or not work at all at certain volume levels. It may be time to look at a new receiver with automatic calibration/EQ built in. Some of the better ones even allow you to tweak the built in EQ's .
Date published: 2011-10-24
Subwoofer EQ Use
To what extent would this be a good subwoofer (only) EQ?For example, how would this compare vs the Feedback Destroyer in that type of application?
This will have all the same frequency bands as a feedback destroyer for subwoofer EQ purposes. In my opinion it will work fine but be complete overkill if that is the only intended use for it.
Date published: 2013-10-29