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dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover   

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Great performance, ultra low-noise, and rugged reliability.

With the dbx 223xs Crossover you'll get great performance, ultra low-noise, rugged reliability and four decades of dbx knowledge and expertise in building the world's finest processors. The dbx 223xs Crossover uses precision filters to separate the audio signal and direct the correct frequencies to your loudspeaker drivers. By directing only the specific frequency bands to each speaker driver the 223xs leaves your amplifiers free to use their full power on the usable signal eliminating distortion and giving your PA system a cleaner and better sound.

The dbx 223xs is a dual channel crossover with all the features you would expect from a professional product. It features Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per octave filters, independent output gain controls for level matching, output phase inversion, 40 Hz low cut filter, and optional mono summing of the low frequency (subwoofer) output. Everything in the design exudes great precision from the solid "click" controls to the high quality XLR inputs and outputs.

FEATURES
  • XLR balanced ins and outs
  • Mode switch for stereo 2-way or mono 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 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

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SPECIFICATIONS

223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover

  • INPUTS
    Connectors: XLR (pin 2 hot)
    Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: Balanced >50k ohm, unbalanced >25k ohm
    Max Input Level: >+22dBu balanced or unbalanced

    OUTPUTS
    Connectors: XLR
    Type: Electronically-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: Balanced 60 ohm, unbalanced 30 ohm
    Max Output Level: >+20dBu balanced/unbalanced into 600 ohms or greater

    CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES
    Stereo Mode: Low/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
    Mono Mode: Low/Mid: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
    Mid/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
    Filter type: Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave, state-variable

    FUNCTION SWITCHES
    Front Panel (Low Cut): Activates 40 Hz Butterworth, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter, one switch per channel
    Phase Invert: Inverts the phase at the output, one switch per output
    Rear Panel: x10: Multiplies the crossover frequency range by 10, one switch per channel
    Mode: Selects stereo/mono and 2/3-way operation.
    LF sum: Selects normal (stereo) or mono-summed low frequency operation.

    INDICATORS
    Stereo Operation: Green LED
    Mono Operation: Yellow LED
    Low Cut: Red LED per channel
    x10 Green LED per channel
    Phase Invert: Red LED per output (3 per channel)

    SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
    Bandwidth: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
    Frequency Response: < 3Hz to > 90kHz, +0/-3 dB
    Dynamic Range: >106dB, unweighted, any output
    THD + Noise: <0.004% at +4dBu, 1kHz
    <0.04% at +20dBu, 1 kHz
    Interchannel Crosstalk: <-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
    Signal-to-Noise (Ref: +4dBu, 22kHz measurement bandwidth)
    Stereo Mode >94dB (Low Output); >91dB (High Output)
    Mono Mode: >94dB (Low Output); >93dB (Mid Output); >91dB (High Output)


    POWER SUPPLY
    Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 120 VAC 60 Hz 230 VAC 50/60HZ
    Power consumption: 15W
    Operating Temperature: 32F to 113F (0C to 45C)

    PHYSICAL
    Dimensions: 1.75" H X 6.9" D X 19" W (4.5cm x 17.5cm x 48.26cm )
    Weight: 3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg)

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dbx223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Professional functions (4)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Easy purchase - Musician's Friend always good products at go

By Tony the Pastor

from Winona, TX

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Functions

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover:

      We just installed our first sub in the church. This crossover will do the job to get us sounding good

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      5.0

      I'll purchase again

      By Bull

      from Stow

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful
      • Professional Functions

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover:

        A good product

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        1.0

        Not recommended

        By Chris

        from Russell, KY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover:

            I bought this unit brand new and have owned for two and a half years. in that two and a half years I have used it approximately 15 times and always kept in a rack. One evening at a gig it started getting a noise from the low output. I exchanged it with a friends crossover and that fixed the problem for the next couple of gigs. I contacted DBX and had to send it back to be repaired at a cost of one hundred twenty Plus shipping For a one hundred eighty unit. They sent it back and I have not tried it out since sending the unit back so not really sure if they fixed the problem. If you need a crossover don't waste your time with this unit. I expected much more quality from DBX/Harman.

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            4.0

            It does what it's supposed to do!!

            By j

            from Vermont

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover:

              Does what it says......easy set up and dial in room booming bottom or an easy comprimise of highs and lows....you can shake the room with this unit!!

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              5.0

              Great Crossover

              By Rick

              from Somewhere in S.C.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Functions
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover:

                This is a great crossover for the money. The owner's manual lacks in description and instruction. But, If you do live sound and DJ work, you should know how to set it up. I admit, the low frequency sum button is somewhat confusing. I think this would be a wise choice for the beginning or experienced sound engineer. Yes. For the money. Buy this one.

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                5.0

                GREAT PRODUCT!!!

                By Mike D

                from Gulf Shores, AL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mobile DJ

                  Comments about dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover:

                  Bought this when my Super-X wasnt so super anymore... Wish I had bought the dbx223 from the beginning!! WOW!! Didnt realize what I was missing. This is a great product that wont break the bank. Would recommmend to ANYONE!!

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                  4.0

                  nice unit good price

                  By davet358

                  from statesville nc

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Powerful
                  • Professional Functions
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover:

                    nice unit .. great price ... fast shipping ... would recommend this unit to anyone

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