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Has anybody thought of using external PEQs

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by babaroga, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. babaroga

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    I have stumbled upon this link @ Behringer site.

    http://www.behringer.com/DEQ2496/index.cfm?lang=ENG

    Current price for one of these is around 169 + VAT and that looks very attractive comparing to £1600 I would have to fork out for upgrade of my AV32r bp192 EX. Apart of ProLogicIIx and DTS96/24 to loose is there anything else ?

    Any comments ?

    regrads
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  2. Steve.EX

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    THX2.
     
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    I think at the price there is probably very little else to compete,but in terms of sound quality,I'd want to hear one before forking out and including it in an AV/Stereo system costing several thousands.
     
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    THX is permanently switched off on mine, except there is a specific DVD with THX aproval. That's not a great loss either....apart from marketing rubbish...
     
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    Must admit that I don't really bother about THX either.....it's a technical spec which all of my fairly elderly amps exceed with ease,and apart from the occasional EQ benefits(and in my experience very occasional) it's a facility I dont use.

    My worry was however that introducing a relatively cheap digital component into a relatively expensive system may result in poorer overall sound,as the quality is only as good as the weakest link.
     
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    I can't imagine for one moment that these are aimed at high-end av systems. PEQ is not especially new either.
     
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    Pretty much my thoughts as well.
     
  8. Nic Rhodes

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    I have one of these, it is okay, best left in digital environment however.
     
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    funnily enough, those things are usedin studios where people actually create music that we buy it on CD and listen at home.

    Also, I would keep it away from digital signal and feed av32 into it and that output behringer into 100r5. Specification shows that unit is using Sharc specificaly for the purpouse of equilasition...

    So I would get 3 of those to cover 6 channels.

    Do I have an argument here ?
     
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    I think you may have misunderstood....I'm not creating an argument,just saying that a piece of digital gear costing a little under £200 is a poor match price wise for a very highly specc'd processor costing several times as much.

    If you see my other comments,all I've said is that I'd be very careful to try before buying,and Nic's comment about it being ok and best kept in the digital domain don't convey a glowing endorsement.

    Don't be taken in by thinking that studio gear is by definition much better than high end home gear,as it often isnt....it's usually designed to be functional,and unbreakable,and the fact that amps like Crown and Samson abound in studios should reflect that quite nicely...well made,unbreakable,but not really hi-fi.
     
  11. Nic Rhodes

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    It works it's best between a transport and the AV32R dealing with SPDIF, AESEBU etc then it's dual SHARCs can do the odd interesing thing. The AD / DA stages are 'okay' but we ain't talking Tag here! You do loose the T2 link though whch is more important in my book.

    Re AV32R feeding deq then to 100X5R, have you actually heard this combo? I don't think you have if you are recommnding this combo. I have this kit. [please tell me you have then we can have the argument ;)] It is okay, it will not set the world alight but you get lots of toys for your money. It is not Tag on the cheap. You pays your money.
     
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    ... and Behringer stuff is really for home studio or live applications than pro studio work. It's cheap, it's cheerful, but it does the job! Putting the Feedback Destroyer on the CD player SPDIF feed will also break HDCD decode, DTS CD's and you will also need to be careful that it doesn't cause subtle digital clipping distortions if the input material peaks at 0dB.

    Go on, buy a DP, ya know you want to. It's far more than just TMREQ! :eek:)
     
  13. babaroga

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    yeah, I know, I shall buy one when I find one for sale, and then sell my old one...

    looks like it the best solution + 3 less boxes in the cupboard....

    ;)
     
  14. Nic Rhodes

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    so you haven't heard it then. :( Good advice then ;)

    I would hold off buying three, I have a a 'little' experience here :) but if you want a new toy to try, they are fun, warts and all.
     
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    A pretty fair assessment i would reckon.
     

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