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DCX2496

ULTRADRIVE PRO DCX2496

Ultra-High Precision Digital 24-Bit/96 kHz Loudspeaker Management System

DCX2496
  • 3 analog inputs (one suitable as digital stereo AES/EBU input) and 6 analog outputs for maximum flexibility
  • High-end 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters for ultimate signal integrity and wide dynamic range (113 dB)
  • Integrated sample rate converter for easy connection of external digital signals with sampling rates from 32 to 96 kHz
  • Precise Dynamic EQs for level-dependent equalization and extremely musical Parametric EQs, selectable for all inputs and outputs
  • Several types of EQs (LP/BP/HP) for each input and output
  • "Zero"-attack Limiters on all output channels for optimal speaker protection

  • Four different mono and stereo output operating modes
  • Individual crossover filter types (Butterworth, Bessel and Linkwitz-Riley) with selectable roll-off characteristics from 6 to 48 dB/octave
  • Adjustable Delays for all inputs and outputs—allow manual or automatic correction for room temperature, phase and arrival time differences
  • Additional Sum signal derived from the A/B/C inputs offers a fourth internal input signal
  • Free ULTRADRIVE PRO software enables total control via PC through RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces (download at www.behringer.com)
  • Link option via RS-485 network interface enables cascading of several ULTRADRIVE PROs
  • 60 user-defined internal presets storable via PC software or on PCMCIA card
  • Servo-balanced, gold-plated XLR connectors for all inputs and outputs
  • Internal switch-mode power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

The ULTRADRIVE PRO DCX2496 is the ultimate digital loudspeaker management system with an unheard-of audio quality and feature list. It is an indispensable tool for the precise set-up of multiple loudspeaker systems or arrays. Installation contractors, live-sound engineers, as well as cinema, discotheque and concert hall operators will quickly learn to love this model’s rich features. Signals can be split in various ways to assure precise sound by using the optimal frequency range of each loudspeaker.

Superb Connectivity

Start with its 3 analog inputs (one suitable as a digital stereo AES/EBU input) and 6 analog outputs. You get maximum flexibility in just one rack space. Superb high-end AKM® 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters give you ultimate signal integrity and an extreme dynamic range of 113 dB. Easy connection of external digital signals with sampling rates from 32 to 96 kHz is a breeze with the integrated sample rate converter. There are precise dynamic EQs for level-dependent equalization and extremely musical parametric EQs, selectable for all inputs and outputs, and “Zero”-attack limiters on all output channels guarantee optimal signal and loudspeaker protection.

Modus Operandi

You also get 4 different mono and stereo output operating modes, all with individual crossover filter types (Butterworth, Bessel and Linkwitz-Riley) with selectable roll-off characteristics from 6 to 48 dB/octave. The delays for all inputs and outputs are adjustable. This allows you to manually or automatically correct for room temperature, phase and arrival time differences. An additional sum signal is easily derived from the A/B/C inputs. 

Future Ready

Now that remote control has become such a hot topic, you’ll be glad the future-proof ULTRADRIVE PRO software enables single or multi remote control via PC through RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces. And the link option via RS-485 network interface enables cascading of several ULTRADRIVE PROs. A Windows®-based editing software is available for download free of charge. No matter what the future brings, its open architecture assures easy software updates. A PCMCIA slot allows you to store all your settings and recall them anytime you change the location—virtually taking your ULTRADRIVE PRO with you.

Built for the Long Run

But don’t be fooled by the ULTRADRIVE PRO’s sleek design. Its high-power 32-bit SHARC®-DSP and ultra-high resolution CRYSTAL®/AKM® A/D & D/A converter provide outstanding audio performance—and the servo-balanced, gold-plated XLR connectors for all inputs and outputs guarantee excellent connectivity for the years to come.

The DCX2496 remote editor software V1.16a for Windows®2000 or Windows XP® is now available for download.

This version ensures stable operation of the editor software when using an external USB-RS232 adapter. Note - this version no longer runs under Windows® 98

DCX2496 operating software v.1.16 provides the following features:
  • Ability to select many more EQs than before (i.e. processor performance has been optimized).
  • About 15% more processing power available.
  • DCX2496 operating software v.1.15 provides the following features:
  • Improved system reliability and efficient communication interface between your PC and DCX2496.
  • Fast and easy remote control of one or several ULTRADRIVE PROs.
  • Quiet crackling on outputs during simultaneous PC communication was eliminated; the communication is now absolutely inaudible.

Please note: The actual firmware update requires the last version of the editor software, which can also be downloaded here.

Reviews from the Press

Here is a great review of the DCX2496. Click the image to view the Tools 4 Music review (in german) of the DCX2496.

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Here is a great review of the DCX2496. Click the image to view the Tools 4 Music review (in german) of the DCX2496.

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Documentation

Apps

Editor Software

PC editor update, version 1.16. (703 KB)

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Editor Software

Remote Software Version 1.16a

Most current PC remote software for DCX2496. (553 KB)

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Special

Using practical examples, the DCX2496 Sync Manual explains how the PC editor software works with one or more DCX2496s. (2973 KB)

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Firmware

Firmware

DCX2496 Update - Version 1.15
Operating system update, version 1.15. (155 KB)

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Firmware

DCX2496 Update Version 1.16
Units released with V1.16 or earlier may be upgraded to V1.16 but no further.

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Firmware

DCX2496 Update Version 1.17
Important notice: due to technical differences this firmware is not compatible with older models of the DCX2496.  read more

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As a result, we have one of the lowest product failure rates in the industry, and we confidently back it up with a generous 3-Year Warranty program.

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