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Behringer Feedback Destroyer Pro - 'BFD' - anyone using one for serious Bass EQ ?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Mark Grant, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. Mark Grant

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    Hello,

    Is anyone here using a Behringer Feedback Destroyer Pro?

    The latest model is the 1124P.

    The new 1124P has 24 bit DACS and replaces the 20 bit 1100P.

    Widely used and discussed on the USA forums, but never gets a mention here?

    Here is a link to a FAQ on another forum.

    Cheap as well :)

    Am I going to be the first here to buy one?


    Mark.
     
  2. Ramius

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    Hi Mark.

    It's a piece of kit I've been meaning to buy for a while now.
    Fortunately my subs in room response is not that bad, no major peaks otherwise they'd be a BFD in my rack now.

    There's always room for improvement, so I shall get one...eventually. :)


    Have you seen the 1100 going cheap anywhere since it's being replaced??

    Cheers
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  3. Mark Grant

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    Hello Ramius,

    I will probably import one from Germany.

    The new 1124P model can be found for 149 Euros including German VAT.

    That is an incredible £92 in Real money !!

    So about £105 delivered.

    A bargain :)

    I will also buy an Ultrabass Pro EX1200, just to see if I can cause any Structural damage :D

    That should really get the Clark TST 3710 in the Sofa moving.......

    The EX1200 is only about 118 Euros, that's only around £73 !

    Another Bargain :)

    I will get some definite delivered prices, and post something here when I get them,

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    If you'd rather not import, check out http://www.allangordon.co.uk

    Feedback destroyer - £93
    Ultrabass - £72
    Delivery - £7.50

    Before you all start drooling over the Ultrabass, bear in mind that it is really designed to be used in BIG systems with bass bins that make a Servo15 look like a treble driver. You will need to budget for a 4000+ watt amp and SWMBO definately won't like the big 'cab' stood in the corner :D You could always build a folded horn under the floor I suppose :D :D

    Seriously though, it won't do much with your average home cinema sub. A good sub will get you down to 20Hz. To get lower than that takes a lot more than £72. OTOH, the Feedback destroyer is a cracking bit of kit. I have one in my PA rack - never thought about using its EQ to trim up my HC sub. Watch this space.....

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    Cheers.

    A quick search revealed you can pick up the new BFD for around £100 delivered.

    Plenty of DVDs these days have such high amplitude low frequency content, I don't think you need an Ultrabass Pro if structural damage's your wish, and as Andy states, you'll definitely need an equipment upgrade. :)
    Blimey, even to produce the bass at reference level in Titan AE for example, you'll need multiple stacked Servo 15s (or equivalent).

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    Hello Andy,

    Thanks for that link, nice cheap prices at Allan Gordon :)

    The Ultrabass Pro is for use with the Clark Tactile Sound Transducer that I have mounted in the Sofa.

    It goes down to about 5Hz (allegedly), and needs a little more than the Paradigm X-30 adjustable crossover I use with it at the moment.

    I have read posts on other forums about succesful Ultrabass Pro use with the Clark TST's, so will give it a go for £72.


    Good luck with your Feedback Destroyer and your Subs in room response.

    Here is a thread on another forum that might be useful.


    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
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    I finally got around to trying this out. Equipped with my trusty RS sound pressure metre, some graph paper and a few test tones, I set about plotting a graph of frequency vs level. Once I had that, I used the BFD to flatten out the response.

    Well, it certainly made a difference. Subjectively, bass is now louder, and much tighter. I also used a couple of very narrow notch filters to remove 35 and 50Hz, which has stopped the radiator and floor from rattling at their resonant frequencies.

    Definately worth 90 quid.

    Andy.
     

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