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I recently upgraded my receiver to the Onkyo TX-NR818.

I have three identical subs and wonder if I should add a Behringer DCX-2496 to help calibrate my three subs? I know I will need REW and a mic to adjust the DCX-2496.

I wonder if I should just use the DCX-2496 to set the distances and the gains and let the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 do the rest?

Btw, the only tools I have used before with my previous 11+ year old receiver are a Radio Shack SPL meter and a measuring tape.

Thanks for any help.

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I recently upgraded my receiver to the Onkyo TX-NR818.

I have three identical subs and wonder if I should add a Behringer DCX-2496 to help calibrate my three subs? I know I will need REW and a mic to adjust the DCX-2496.

I wonder if I should just use the DCX-2496 to set the distances and the gains and let the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 do the rest?

Btw, the only tools I have used before with my previous 11+ year old receiver are a Radio Shack SPL meter and a measuring tape.

Thanks for any help.

I would do the Aydyssey setup first, and then fine tune with the DCX. Iterate.
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I also wonder if I should consider a 2x4 miniDSP, instead?

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I have experience with the behringer DCX 2496 - an excellent unit with lots of fine tuning capabilities to set your crossover. I used one for years.

I have no experience with the mini dsp and doubt they have all the features at the price level of the DCX.
The latter has the ability to set delay, has eqs build in and can be run from your computer.
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I recently upgraded my receiver to the Onkyo TX-NR818.
I have three identical subs and wonder if I should add a Behringer DCX-2496 to help calibrate my three subs? I know I will need REW and a mic to adjust the DCX-2496.
I wonder if I should just use the DCX-2496 to set the distances and the gains and let the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 do the rest?
Btw, the only tools I have used before with my previous 11+ year old receiver are a Radio Shack SPL meter and a measuring tape.
Thanks for any help.

In my opinion the ability to eq a residential audio system is crucial to sound quality. I run a single sub woofer in my system using Velodyne's SMS bass management unit. It allows for eq'ing and has an 80 Hz high pass crossover point. I looked at the Behringer 2496 but I purchased the SMS instead, it is a better fit for my need.
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I have the DCX in my setup now, I bought the SMS-1 and then never incorporated it as I finally figured out the majority of the menus in the DCX and got pretty good at adjusting it out correctly. The SMS-1 is nice as it has the on-screen menu and will adjust stuff out for you where the DCX is a little more hands-on, but regardless, I am a tinkerer by nature so I left the DCX in. Can't really poke any holes in either design other than neither can EQ as far down as the minidsp. I just dont want to drag my laptop out and hook it up every time I want to make a small change, and with the minidsp, that is exactly what you have to do.

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