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Thanks for the heads up! That looks like quite a product for what it costs. What I didn't see mentioned is how the software deals with the low frequency output limitations of a subwoofer, particularly ported or PR'd subs. I'm also curious as to at what level the system takes it's measurements. One issue which concerns me is what happens with subs employing lots of output limitation as once these limits are reached at a particular frequency, EQing will produce no greater output. I presume that the system treats multiple subwoofers with a single correction curve, but that could be upgraded in a future system. Even so, this should be a great option for those not wanting to become bass experts in order to get good sound at a reasonable price. My first value choice would be to mate this with either SVS or Adire subwoofers where the $999 spent on the correction unit would provide much more benefit than a "better" or an additional sub.


Now, for those who are more ambitious and willing to put in some effort and time toward better bass, QSC has their little DSP-3 unit which is 2 channel, configurable via PC, and can be had for ~$300! I haven't gotten mine yet, but should within the next week or so. There are LOTS of cool things you could do with this unit, but of course it isn't automated like the JBL unit mentioned above.
 

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In this respect, I recently decided to go for the XTA DP224 loudspeaker management system, it does "everything" in the digital domain: 2x2 crossover, time delay, PEQ, gain control, limiter (with digital in and out options and remote control form a PC).


Look at www.xta.co.uk for more info.


I received it this week, build quality is first class. I am only starting to play with it.


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...I recently decided to go for the XTA DP224 loudspeaker management system, it does "everything" in the digital domain: 2x2 crossover, time delay, PEQ, gain control, limiter (with digital in and out options and remote control form a PC).
Michel, please keep us posted on your results. I've been intrigued by this unit as well.


In the same vein, another option is the ClarityEQ product at:
http://www.clarityeq.com/pdc66.html
 

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I'll do. I hope to do a full review before the end of the year. I am still waiting for some cables (AES/EBU digital IC) that should be delivered next month.


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Michel,


A major problem for home use with most professional EQs or loudspeaker management problems is fan noise which is almost required when so much DSP horsepower is crammed into a 1 or 2 RMU space. At Sound Physics Labs, we have a BSS FDS-366 which is an awesome tool, yet it's fan is much too noisy to be used in a home unless a separate equipment room is used. Note that most manufacturer web site and manual information does not mention whether or not there is a fan. How about your XTA?


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There is no fan in the XTA DP224: dead silent.


The other reason I selected the XTA is the digital output (the BSS has digital in only, the XTA has optional digital in and out). I'll use external DAC's (in fact 2 Chord DAC64).


Michel
 
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