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Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

Pro Audio has been using multiband equalizers for years to tune theater venues. Recently, I spent $300.00 on a Behringer DEQ2496 and was surprised at how effective it was. Also corrected were some annoying peaks in my BG RD75 ribbon loudspeakers. The automated system took care of the upper ranges and I manually tamed some of the bass problems out. As far as I could hear the insertion of this excellant equipment had no detectable degrading effects. I am using the electronic crossover, Behringer DCX2496, as well with excellant results.

One thing that helps me with this 75 inch line array, is that the narrow dispersion of the upper band is not smearing intelligibility with strong wall reflections. I have the nacked ribbons with no baffle angled at 45 degrees from the corner of the room 16 feet wide that gives me a wall of sound presentation. Subs are crossed in at below 250Hz

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

I've no doubt room acoustics are waayyy overlooked by audiophooles. The best sound I've ever heard is in my own room which is LEDE with bass traps. The DEQ2496 may be my next purchase due to the fact it has digital in and out and is very flexible at a very good price. It's pretty amazing how important the lowly frequency response is. Everything is ruler flat til you get to your room and speakers. Unfortunately I think people upgrade electronics and wire trying to resolve room issues. Glad the word has been getting out. I know I spent too many years in ignorance regarding this. Unfortunately the magazines can't push it too much as there's not enough to sell and certainly you can't just keep going on Audiogon and upgrading, nor need to.

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

that is interesting
I use a ocatve equalizer to tame a 60 Hz (or close) room resonance myself and have been looking at that behringer. I use several other behringer products and think they are well built. Thanks for the heads up...

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496


Quote:
that is interesting
I use a ocatve equalizer to tame a 60 Hz (or close) room resonance myself and have been looking at that behringer. I use several other behringer products and think they are well built. Thanks for the heads up...

You should. An octave equalizer is insufficiently precise for this purpose. Its best use is as a tone control.

Kal

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

Is nobody troubled by the fact that Behringer typically has no R&D costs except taking the lid off of existing products made by others?

Uli Behringer has shown repeatedly that he is not only a theif, but that he has absolutely no remorse about it.

Just say no.

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

who'd he steal it from?

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

I also bought a Behringher DEQ2496 and got rid of a huge whole in my rooms response along with a couple of peaks caused by room modes. Verified my rooms response using TrueRTA on my laptop. Same results as I got using the Behringer. Even my wife who normally claims to not be able to hear any detail, hears a major improvement.
This unit will not fix any problems with RT60 problems or other timing based problems.
Get your room as good as you can and then add this unit.

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

Let it RANE Let it RANE www.rane.com

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

Couldn't agree more. For sweet spot correction it is very effective. It helps me with two huge bumps - 46hz and 130hz. I also use an RTA to get it right. Additionally, other than some added noise I can only hear close to the speaker, I can detect no negative effects.

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

But on the negative side I started having problems with power up displaying a fatal error code 5. Cycling the power on and off would eventallaly cause the unit to come up correctly. Took it in for warranty repair. Was in the shop for 4 weeks. Got it back, new processor board, worked great, for two days. Then started having problems with power up again. This time the power up error was "boot loader not found". Called Behringer again and they were very apoligetic and paid for a UPS pick up of my unit and are supposed to send me a new replacement. Not sure if I should be impressed or pissed.

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Re: Digital Room EQ Behringer DEQ2496

I have the FBQ-2496 - got it used for $100. No problems. If you use it for what it is meant for - sweet spot, fine tweeking, after the set up and room treatments are in - then it works great. Adds a small amount of noise. Only audible when very loud or close to the speaker. (a word on room treatment - to be honest I don't treat the bass as much as I could - a cost/space issue)
Also - use an RTA or something to get it right. Make the tweeks as preccide/narrow as possible. Also - its best for fixing humps - not so good for dips.

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