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dbx 223xs - Crossover (XLR)

B&H # DB223XS Mfr # 223XS
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Product Highlights
  • Stereo 2-Way, Mono 3-Way
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Linkwitz-Riley Filters
  • Range Switch (x10)
  • XLR Connectors

The 223s from dbx is a dual channel, stereo 2-way or mono 3-way crossover. A crossover is essential for efficient PA operation because it filters the full band input signal into specific frequencies that match a speaker's optimum frequency-reproduction range. This leaves the amplifier free to use its full power on the usable signal, eliminating distortion and delivering clear sound.

The unit features Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per octave filters, independent output gain controls for level matching, output phase inversion, 40Hz low cut filter, and optional mono summing of the low frequency (subwoofer) output. Quality components and meticulous attention to detail offers exceptional sound and rugged reliability, while exuding great precision from the solid "click" controls to the high quality XLR inputs and outputs.

Stereo 2-way, mono 3-way crossover
Mode switch for stereo 2-way or mono 3-way operation
24dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filters
Low frequency summed (subwoofer) output
Range switch on both channels (x10)
40Hz high-pass (low-cut) filter on both channels
Phase reverse switch on all outputs
Individual level controls on all outputs
Stereo/Mono status LEDs indicate the selected mode
XLR balanced ins and outs
CSA NRTL/C approved and CE compliant
Filter Type Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave, state-variable
Operating Modes Stereo 2-way, switchable to mono 3-way
Crossover Frequencies Stereo Mode - Low/High: 45 to 960Hz or 450Hz to 9.6kHz (x10 setting)
Mono Mode - Low/Mid: 45 to 960Hz or 450Hz to 9.6kHz (x10 setting)
Mono Mode - Mid/High: 45 to 960Hz or 450Hz to 9.6kHz (x10 setting)
Inputs 2 x XLR (pin 2 hot) 1
Please Note:

Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

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Input Impedance 50kΩ balanced, 25kΩ unbalanced
Maximum Input Level >+22dBu balanced or unbalanced
Outputs 4 x XLR (pin 2 hot) 2
Please Note:

Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

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Output Impedance 60Ω balanced, 30Ω unbalanced
Maximum Output Level >+20dBu balanced/unbalanced into 600Ω or greater
Frequency Response FR: <3Hz to >90kHz, +0/-3.0dB
Bandwidth: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
Dynamic Range >106dB unweighted, any output
Noise SNR ref: +4dBu, 22kHz measurement bandwidth
Stereo Mode:
>94dB (low output)
>91dB (high output)
Mono Mode:
>94dB (low output)
>93dB (mid output)
>91dB (high output)
THD + N <0.004% @ +4dBu, 1kHz
<0.04% @ +20dBu, 1kHz
Crosstalk <-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
CMRR >40dB, typically >55dB @ 1kHz
Switches Low Cut (front panel)
Phase Invert (front panel)
x10 (rear panel)
Mode
LF sum
Indicators Stereo Operation
Mono Operation
Low Cut
x10
Phase Invert
Operating Temperature 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Power Requirements 100VAC~50/60Hz, 120VAC~60Hz
15W power consumption
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 6.9 x 1.75" (483 x 175 x 45mm)
Weight 3.7 lb (1.7kg)
dbx 223xs - Crossover (XLR)
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  • Two (2) Year Warranty
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    4.0

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    4.0

    Well Built and Reliable but ...

    By audiocage

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Output connectors

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    Comments about dbx 223xs - Crossover (XLR):

    This is a well-built and reliable crossover. I've used many DBX products over the years and that can be said of all of their products. It performs very well and is very clean; introducing no discernable noise in a live situation.

    The one thing that I don't understand is why DBX offers different versions for XLR and TRS. It puzzles me because connectors are inexpensive as are SMT resistors, caps, etc. and they could have had both on the same main board. This would have offered the user the options of XLR or TRS inputs and XLR or TRS outputs. It would have cost them about $1.50 difference in componentry to have one board that offers both. This is puzzling to me. I think some competitors offer one products with both connector types.

    Other than that, I love it.

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