DBX 234-XL: Stereo 2 or 3-Way or Mono 4-Way Crossover
The dbx 234XL Crossover is amazingly versatile and extremely well built. The controls exude great precision and all the inputs and outputs are balanced XLR connectors that are screwed directly to the chassis. This connecting of the jacks ensures that even if someone steps on a cable plugged into the unit, it's not going to tear up the circuit board inside. Like all dbx crossovers, the 234-XL feature Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per octave filters, the professional standard. It also has a built-in power supply; no wall wart.
Two back panel switches let you select stereo 2-way, 3-way or mono 4-way. Another back panel switch also selects whether or not you want to mono sum the LF (subwoofer) out. (Most systems that use a subwoofer are mono summed to take advantage of amplifier power and because low frequencies are non-directional.) Back panel switches allow you to select the range of the crossover frequencies individually for both channels. The crossover frequency controls have a green LED that indicates the x10 switch on the back panel is activated. All these switches are on the back panel because it could be disastrous if you were to change them mid-program. On the front panel you'll notice there are LEDs that indicate whether the unit is in mono or stereo mode. Each channel has an input gain control for proper level setting. There's a recessed 40Hz low cut (HPF) on each channel to remove unwanted low frequencies. Both the low and high outputs on each channel have a gain control ranging from -infinity to +6dB, to allow muting of individual outputs and for level matching. Also, these outputs each have phase reverse switches that'll help get you out of a bind without having to reconfigure your system. These phase reverse switches may be internally reconfigured as mute switches.
You'll get great performance, all the features you'd expect from a professional product and the knowledge that you're buying a processor from the people that have been producing the world's finest processors for over 20 years. The technology that made dbx famous brings you a crossover which has been tested to the highest professional standards at a price that's just too low to believe.Features:
- XLR differentially balanced ins and outs
- Mode switches for mono 4-way or stereo 2-way/3-way operation
- Low frequency summed (subwoofer) output
- x10 range switch on both channels
- 40Hz high pass (low cut) filter both channels
- Phase reverse switch on all outputs
- Individual level controls on all band outputs
- 24dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filters (the professional standard)
- Stereo/Mono status LEDs indicate the selected mode
- dbx 2 year parts and labor as standard
- CSA NRTL/C approved
- CE compliant