The secret to making speakers sound great lies with the crossover you use. With the dbx® 223xs Crossover you'll get great performance, ultra low-noise, rugged reliability and four decades of dbx knowledge and expertise in building the world's finest processors. The 223xs uses precision filters to separate the audio signal and direct the correct frequencies to your loudspeaker drivers. By directing only the specific frequency bands to each speaker driver the 223xs leaves your amplifiers free to use their full power on the usable signal eliminating distortion and giving your PA system a cleaner and better sound. The dbx 223xs is a dual channel crossover with all the features you would expect from a professional product. It features Linkwitz-Riley 24 dB per octave filters, independent output gain controls for level matching, output phase inversion, 40 Hz low cut filter, and optional mono summing of the low frequency (subwoofer) output. Everything in the design exudes great precision from the solid "click" controls to the high quality XLR inputs and outputs.
Inputs: • Connectors: XLR (pin 2 hot) • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered • Impedance: Balanced >50k ohm, unbalanced >25k ohm • Max input level: >+22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
Outputs: • Connectors: XLR • Type: Electronically-balanaced/unbalanced, RF filtered • Impedance: Balanced 60 ohm, unbalanced 30 ohm • Max output level: >+20 dBu balanced/unbalanced into 600 ohms or greater
Crossover Frequencies: • Stereo mode: Low/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting) • Mono Mode: Low/Mid: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting); Mid/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting) • Filter type: Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave, state-variable
Function Switches: • Front panel (Low Cut): Activates 40 Hz Butterworth, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter, one switch per channel • Phase invert: Inverts the phase at the output, one switch per output • Rear panel: x10: Multiplies the crossover frequency range by 10, one switch per channel • Mode: Selects stereo/mono and 2/3-way operation • LF sum: Selects normal (stereo) or mono-summed low frequency operation
Overall System Specifications: • Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB • Frequency response: <3 Hz to >90 kHz, +0/-3 dB • Dynamic range: >106 dB, unweighted, any output • THD + Noise: <0.004% at +4 dBu, 1 kHz; <0.04% at +20 dBu, 1 kHz • Interchannel crosstalk: <-80 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz • CMRR: >40 dB, typically >55 dB at 1 kHz • Signal-to-Noise (Ref: +4 dBu, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth): Stereo mode >94 dB (Low Output), >91 dB (High Output); Mono Mode >94 dB (Low Output), >93 dB (Mid Output), >91 dB (High Output) • Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 120 VAC 60 Hz • Power consumption: 15 watts • Operating temperature: 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C) • Dimensions: 1.75" H x 6.9" D x 19" W (4.5 x 17.5 x 48.26 cm) • Weight: 3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg).