BFD alternative use question

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  1. VinhT

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    I know the Behringer Feedback Destroyer does wonders for room acoustics regarding subwoofers. Can it also be used in the higher frequency spectrum to flatten out the perceived response of the accompanying satellite or bookshelf speakers?
     
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    Yes, I believe you can pick the location and scope of 12 different adjustments all across the spectrum per channel.

    Peek at the website....
     
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    Vinh- I asked this question a very little while back, along the same thought process. [​IMG]
    The answer I got was: you could, but you wouldn't want to.
    The BFD uses DACs and ADCs, that while OK for performance for sub freqs, are not judged as OK for higher stuff. One dude sounded like he tried it, and said the BFD imparts a "digital" sound, brashness, harshness, etc.
    I have comes across units from Rane, Symetrix, and Audio Control that would be a better fit.
     
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    Thanks, I'll look into those brands.
     
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    Keep I mind, Vin, that you will need an equalizer for each channel you want to tweak. This can get pretty expensive, even with used EQs. You also need pre-outs and main-ins (or lacking that, outboard amps) for all channels you connect an equalizer to.

    It will also take much time and patience setting up each one independently.

    All in all, not a prospect for the faint-of-heart.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  7. Kevin C Brown

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    Wayne- (I'm glad you saw this...)

    But maybe Vinh is going to "cheat" like myself, and just do the mains. (I'm an 80% music, 20% home theater guy. And even with HT, generally, most of the "action" in a soundtrack is in the front.)

    I have a Symetrix 552E on the way. Will be interesting to see how it all goes together. (BFD for the sub.)

    Oh, I got confirmation from Sabine, that their Power-Q ADF-4000 is a 24 bit/48 kHz unit. Not bad.
     
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    Kevin,

    That’s the two-channel version, right? – so you’re going to EQ the mains?

    I saw one of these on e-bay the other day. Is that where you got it?

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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