dbx driverack stereo 2-way

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  1. MikeCTM

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    hi can the dbx driverack pa do a stereo 2-way (2 x 2) crossover configuration? the website doesn't list this configuration. it starts with 2 x 3 and so on. i emailed also but they can take awhile. last email i don't think i ever heard back. thnks
     
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    i figured a little more out. what they call 2 x 6 i consider 2 x 3. also, what they call 2 x 4 i consider to be 2 x 2. i downloaded the owners manual and studied it closely. i don't get it. they're '2 x 6' set-up is a stereo 3-way set-up. that's it. left high, left mid, left low and right high, right mid and right low. that's called stereo 3-way i thought. must be marketing crap.
     
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    Well it all depends on your configuration. I'm guessing you want to the Driverack for a 2 channel bi-amp install?

    Well that would be 2x4. The 2 stereo inputs and the 4 outputs, 2 highs and 2 lows.

    A tri-amped system would use all 6 outputs. hi, mid and Low.
     
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    Not true at all. Keep in mind, Mike, that the Driverack is a piece of pro gear. They don’t necessarily hold the same protocols for nomenclature that home audio does. For instance, “bi-amping” in home audio is somewhat different than in pro audio, even though both call it the same.

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    The only true way to bi-amp a home speaker is to remove the provided crossover from the speaker and use the driverack as your crossover.
     
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    RANE's RPM Crossover/EQ are pretty good units too. You have to use a computer to configure it though.
     
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    Proceed with caution when using cheap pro audio gear in a home theater system. A lot of it has poor specs and is not especially clean. I once had a pro audio crossover that cost twice that much and it audibly colored the sound.

    I would especially avoid budget digital pro gear. For instance, several people here have tried to use the Behringer Feedback Destroyer for their mains and reported it sounded bad.

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    The Behringer unit should be used for Subwoofers only.
     

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