dbx 223s - Crossover (1/4" TRS)

dbx 223s - Crossover (1/4" TRS)

dbx 223s - Crossover (1/4" TRS)

B&H # DB223S MFR # DBX223SV
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Product Highlights

  • Stereo 2-Way, Mono 3-Way
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Linkwitz-Riley Filters
  • Range Switch (x10)
  • 1/4" TRS Connectors
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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 1/4" TRS 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
1/4" TRS differentially balanced ins and outs
CSA NRTL/C approved and CE compliant
In the Box
dbx 223s - Crossover (1/4" TRS)
  • AC Power Cable
  • Two (2) Year Warranty
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    dbx 223s specs

    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 1/4" TRS phone

    Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

    Input Impedance 50kΩ balanced, 25kΩ unbalanced
    Maximum Input Level >+22dBu balanced or unbalanced
    Outputs 4 x 1/4" TRS phone wuvyfxywrxsrbv

    Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

    Output Impedance 200Ω balanced, 100Ω unbalanced
    Maximum Output Level >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ 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)
    LF sum
    Indicators Stereo Operation
    Mono Operation
    Low Cut
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.8 x 11.4 x 2.6"

    dbx 223s reviews

    223s - Crossover (1/4" TRS) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly capable unit at a great price I use this crossover as part of a bass rack. It has features that are tough to find elsewhere at this price point. One is a very effective 40 Hz subsonic filter that prevents cone flap at high volumes. Another is a wide range of selectable crossover frequencies. The unit is dead quiet, and this is the unbalanced (phone plug) version. I really don't know how dbx crams so many features into a crossover at this price point, but I'm not complaining! The unit has a feel of quality to it -- both controls and metal fab. Seems likely to survive road work. I did not check professional recording in the best uses section because I own the single-ended version. But if the balanced (XLR) version performs as well as this one -- and I see no reason it shouldn't -- then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for studio work as well.
    Date published: 2012-02-01
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