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How well does the Behringer feedback destroyer work for eqing 2 subs? In comparison what do I gain by going with a minidsp instead?

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How well does the Behringer feedback destroyer work for eqing 2 subs? In comparison what do I gain by going with a minidsp instead?

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The same as any other eq. If you want to eq two separate subs properly, you'd want 2 of them.

Mini DSP is a lot easier to work with, and gives you the ability to eq much lower in the frequency range. There's more than that, but that's 2 main things that stick out.

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Bfd has 2 channels. I believe you could eq each channel separately, 1 for each sub.
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The same as any other eq. If you want to eq two separate subs properly, you'd want 2 of them.

Mini DSP is a lot easier to work with, and gives you the ability to eq much lower in the frequency range. There's more than that, but that's 2 main things that stick out.

How low can the bfd 1124 EQ?
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Bfd has 2 channels. I believe you could eq each channel separately, 1 for each sub.

Hmmm, good point. It's been so long since I've had mine I don't even remember.

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How low can the bfd 1124 EQ?

I thought it was 20 but I'm sure I'm wrong there too. biggrin.gif

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Hmmm, good point. It's been so long since I've had mine I don't even remember.
I thought it was 20 but I'm sure I'm wrong there too. biggrin.gif

I was looking andit looks like one of the bfd models does only 1 channel but the 1124 does 2 channels. However I can't find anything saying how low you can set filters.
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I'm 99% sure it was 20hz.

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It is 20hz. The q is adjustable, so it can extend lower. Usually it is best to cut peaks in the upper frequencies instead of boosting down low.
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I'm 99% sure it was 20hz.

It is, and I am not sure how creative you can get with the filters to make them work below 20hz, but the Berry DCX2496 has ways around the 20hz cutoff for filtering that it also shares with the BFD. I am in the process of documenting this, but basically if you are wanting full EQ for subs, either look at the DCX2496 or the MiniDSP. Both are great and TBQH your EQing below 20hz can be done by both, as below 20hz, the most of what you would be doing is a L/T or HPF and the DCX can do that as well, it just takes a little creativity. I jumped for it as I don't want to plug my PC in everytime I want to do some eqing. The DCX has it right on the front panel biggrin.gif

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Get the mini or DCX, forget the FBD. It's too limited in comparison to the prior two.

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Get the mini or DCX, forget the FBD. It's too limited in comparison to the prior two.

I mostly agree with this.

Hey, late to the party. I have owned the BFD for some time and yes it is a very nice EQ device for the novice. It's nice that it is all digital, has many filters, stereo compatible and has a very nice voltage range. It is nice for EQ'ing but like BassThatHz mentioned, it's limited.

Here's the biggie for this one: it has no controls for delay or high/low pass and these are essential for a proper sealed multi-sub system or any resonate system that requires a high pass filter of sorts. If you're lucky and own an AVR with discrete stereo subwoofer outputs you can get by possibly with using the controls for distance/delay.

So if all you really need is some PEQ and nothing else, it's still a good buy but if you want some versatility or something more advanced, skip straight to the DCX.


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Usually it is best to cut peaks in the upper frequencies instead of boosting down low.

There's no difference. Either way you are boosting. You make cuts up top, you have to bump the gains to calibrate, which boosts down low.

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I did end up going with a mini dsp. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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