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dbx 234xs Stereo 2/3 Way, Mono 4-Way Crossover   

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Great performance with ultra low-noise and rugged reliability.

The secret to making speakers sound great lies with the crossover you use. With the dbx 234xs 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 234xs 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 234xs 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 234xs 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 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 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
SPECIFICATIONS

234xs Stereo 2/3 Way, Mono 4-Way Crossover

  • INPUT
    Connectors: XLR
    Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: Balanced >50k ohm, unbalanced >25k ohm
    Max Input Level: >+21dBu balanced or unbalanced

    OUTPUTS
    Connectors: XLR
    Type: Electronically-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: Balanced 60 ohm, unbalanced 300 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)
    Low/Mid 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
    Mid/High: 450Hz to 9.6kHz (x10 setting)

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


    FUNCTION SWITCHES
    Front Panel (Low Cut): Activates 40Hz 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 crossover frequency range by 10, one switch per channel
    Mode: Selects stereo/mono and 2/3/4-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: < 3 Hz to > 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    Dynamic Range: > 106 dB, unweighted, any output
    Signal-to-Noise: Ref: +4 dBu, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
    THD + Noise: < 0.004% at +4 dBu, 1 kHz
    < 0.04% at +20 dBu, 1 kHz
    Interchannel Crosstalk: < -80 dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz
    Common Mode Rejection: Ref: +4dBu, 22kHz measurement bandwidth
    Stereo Mode
    >94dB (Low Output)
    >93dB (Mid Output)
    >90dB (High Output)

    Mono Mode: >94dB (Low Output)
    >94dB (Low/Mid Output)
    >92dB (High/Mid Output)
    >88db (High Output)


    POWER SUPPLY
    Operating Voltage: 100-120 VAC 50/60Hz; 120 VAC 60Hz 230 VAC 50/60Hz
    Power requirements: 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: 4.0 lb. (1.8 kg)

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5.0

DBX 234xs = Awesome Sounding Music

By SoundHound57

from Jacksonville, FL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Whole House System

    Comments about dbx 234xs Stereo 2/3 Way, Mono 4-Way Crossover:

    The sound quality of this unit far exceeds the old unit and the signal is full across volume levels. Went from a Nady 2 way stereo/summed sub output (1/4" phone jack-XLR) to 3 way stereo (XLR-XLR). Crossover points are a little different. The JBL 15's not going as low nor quite as high as before on Crown Xs1200s. The JBL 18's are carrying more load on bridged Crown Xs900s. The Klipsch pair per channel high end is sweet and clean on Crown Xs1200s. The all XLR cabling contributes greatly to the quality of the signals. Coming from a Dell 7010 using WASAPI output connected via Toslink to an Emotiva XDA-2 Gen2 DAC straight into the DBX 234XS with new studio quality XLR cables equals staying up way too late on work nights. Well worth the extra money.

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