Move over Behringer, there's a new player in town!

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  1. ThomasW

    ThomasW Cinematographer

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    [​IMG]
    http://www.qscaudio.com/products/amps/dsp/dsp30.htm
    Not sure, but this might be the holy grail for bass heads. List is around $500, so should be reasonable given the usual pro audio discounts. It's brand new so availablity is probably limited.
    Multiple Parametric Filters, assignable anywhere in the signal chain:
    Variable Frequency
    Variable Gain
    Variable Q
    Multiple Delays, assignable anywhere in the signal chain
    20.83 usec Incremental
    910 msec Maximum (total of all delays)
    1)Compressor, assignable anywhere in the signal chain:
    Gain
    Threshold
    Ratio
    Attack Time
    Release Time
    Show Response
    Bypass
    2)Output Peak Limiter, assignable anywhere in the signal chain:
    Gain
    Threshold
    Attack Time
    Release Time
    Show Response
    Bypass
    3)High and Low-Pass Crossover Filters, assignable anywhere in the signal chain:
    Butterworth 6, 12, 18, 24 dB per octave slope
    Bessel 6, 12, 18, 24 dB per octave slope
    Linkwitz-Riley 12 and 24 dB per octave slope
    4)High and Low-Pass Shelf Filter, assignable anywhere in the signal chain:
    Variable Corner Frequency
    Variable Gain
    Variable Q
    5)Signal Mute
    6)Gain Control Increment: 0.1 dB steps
    7)Mix Audio (2 to 1 Mixer)
    8)Signal Splitter
    9)Built-in Noise Generator (Pink & White)
    10)Signal Polarity Reversal
    11)Frequency Response readout after each filter
    12)RMS and Peak Metering with Clip Indication
    13)Add or delete up to 7 additional bands of "EQ" per filter block
    14)Visual editing of composite filter response, using cursor controls in graphical display
    15)Individual or group bypass of EQ bands per filter block
    16)"Predictive Delay" feature- produces less signal distortion than analog compressor/limiters-especially for fast attack times
    Sampling frequency is 48 kHz with 24-bit resolution. Dynamic range is greater than 95 dB.
    Software control via a RS-232 port with "drag-and-drop-software"
    Bummer, it doesn't make toast........ [​IMG]
     
  2. Marv

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    That is way cool, thanks for posting it.[​IMG]
    -Marv
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    And all in a little one-rack space package. And with significantly less than a couple dozen knobs… Ain’t technology grand?

    Happy Holidays,

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. ThomasW

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    Almost forgot the DSP-30 has a little brother, the DSP-3. It does a lot of the same things as the DSP-30 Uses the same software. Not as cool looking though [​IMG]
    http://www.qscaudio.com/products/amps/dsp/dsp.htm
    Oops may have goofed on the DSP-30 pricing. Can't find an offical list. Found a $500 list for the DSP-3 and I know it's available for around $350. That means the DSP-30 is going to be more than the $500 I saw posted on one of the pro sound websites. Oh well.....
    Wayne,
    Yep, technology is amazing......
     
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    My FullCompass rep tells me that the DSP-30 is a special order item with a two week lead time. Priced around $395.
     
  6. ThomasW

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    Ellen

    Thanks, that's good news.

    Now to ask John Gordon of QSC if there's a possibility of lowering the shelf point to something lower than 20Hz.....
     
  7. Jack Gilvey

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    Thanks for the heads-up, looks like it's got loads of potential.
     
  8. MichelF

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    Hi,
    If you are interested by these kind of systems have a look at the XTA DP224 Loudspeaker Management System (www.xta.co.uk). It does more or less everything: cross-over 2/4, PEQ, delay, limiters and even offers digital inputs and ouputs. It is also remote controllable from a PC with an XTA software (downloadable for free) or can be integrated into the SIA SmaartLive (www.siasoft.com) measurement system for directly visible effect of the PEQ on the measurement.
    If you are interested send me an email at mf22433@yahoo.com (NB: I'll be away for the next 2 weeks), I am selling mine (selling at $2200, purchased at $2900 in October 2001).
    Regards,
    Michel
     
  9. Martin Schmencke

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    I played with one briefly - some things:

    The only way of altering the settings is thru the rs-232 port. This means you have to have your PC pretty close to your HT rig to set up the filters ( once set, you don't need to use the PC to operate it ). For my purposes, it made it too hard to use for a "touring rig".

    The only outputs are XLR.

    I didn't come close to understanding the software ( didn't spend too much time on it, though ). Looks like it will take a fairly siezable time investment to "ramp up" to be able to properly use it. OTOH, looks like you can probably program it to cook you breakfast while it's EQing your system.
     
  10. BruceD

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    Interesting products, but . . .

    My BFD PEQ and ETF5 RTA software (both for less than $400) does everything I need in relation to room analysis and correction for bass frequencies.

    Much easier to use and a whole lot less expensive. I can control both from my notebook simultaneously and do observations/corrections in real time on the fly.

    BruceD
     
  11. Jack Gilvey

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    These units seem to be much more than just eq's, though.
     
  12. BruceD

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    Jack,

    Yes, I get your point. It's just that I'm not sure I (maybe even most of us) can take advantage of all it's extra features. I also know I don't want to spend that much money.

    BruceD
     
  13. Jack Gilvey

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    Yeah, you may be right. I personally would be very interested in the shelving and HP functions depending on where they can be placed, and the LP crossover would be great in some situations. The parametric eq almost seems a bonus. [​IMG]
    I also do not have a PC at the moment in my room, or even on the same floor. This is a hangup, of course.
     
  14. John A. Gordon

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    Hello all,

    The list price for the DSP units are:

    DSP-3 $525

    DSP-30 $525

    Not a bad deal. And as mentioned, deals can be found.

    As for lowering the cut-off below 20Hz, you will have to look at the new DSP-4 (coming very soon). The DSP-4 cut-off will be at 10Hz.

    And yes, the DSP units are more than just EQ's. The first post in this thread list the multitude of functions. The software is the same for both the DSP-3 and DSP-30, and the DSP-4 software will run the DSP-3 and DSP-30 units.
     
  15. James Mudler

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    Ok now I am drooling. I guess I will need to sell my crate stuff [​IMG].
     

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