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bassman74bassman74 Posts: 3
edited June 2007 in PA General Discussion
I have an older DRPA that still works great but there are now a lot of new speakers in the newer units data base. Is there any way to load this info on my older unit?

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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    As I understand it. There is a chip upgrade. Although it is a \"socket\" chip, it has to be soldered in. Unless you have the new speakers or amps listed, I wouldn't go to the trouble. There are no new or improved functions.

    Dra
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    bassman74bassman74 Posts: 3
    I already have all the Qsc Rmx series amp and have ordered A pair of MRX 525 and a pair of the matching 518 subs. Is it worth the effort at this point or just set them manually. Wonder if there is any Eq ing that there may be in the pre set up from Dbx that may get just a lil more out of this set up
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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    I just checked the 525 / 518 combo in the 260 driveware and there are NO PEQ adjustments. This is actually good news as it means these cabs work well together and are very flat. It will set the x-over and gain settings though. Download the 260 driveware and just copy over these settings. Much easier than cracking the case. It is a good tool to have anyway. It will help you \"see\" how the DRPA routes as well.

    DRA
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    GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    Not a chance...your amps will be set in the gain structure so amp sensitivity settings are worthless.. and your most likely going to be running the tops fullrange, with subs and speaker manufacturers are just starting to provide such information...As Dra said there's nothing useful in the upgrade for anyone really...

    Gadget
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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Just to clarify, I was referring to the gain settings in the x-over.

    Gadget, considering that the 525's are \"passive only\" are you saying to run them as low as they'll go and add the sub? I thought that was a no no (to have different size drivers produce the same sounds).
    Were you using \"full range\" as a synanym for \"passive\"?

    DRA
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    GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    Absolutely not.. I was indicating that the manufacturer wouldn't supply that info...without perhaps contacting them and talking to a tech type for their recommendations...(JBL owners... good luck! they are the most usless tech people I have ever NOT spoken too...)

    As I have said do not overlap the xover points... actually they overlap anyway within the slopes of the crossover types.. the greater slope the less the interference, the rub here is that the steeper the slope the more complex the network (and even the digital ones emulate the analog versions here...) the more phase and delays are added to the signal making it more difficult to actually tune the crossover point...An old friend of mine.. Lee Patzius used to hang here and he was our crossover guru.. check out this thread:
    http://www.driverack.com/drug/view_thre ... forumid=11
    from the former forum.

    So no, cross the tops(which I was indicating he was most likely to run passive) with the subs and don't overlap the xover point ... but perhaps a slight spread and some judicious PEQ attention will provide a smoother crossover region with less frequency disruption in that critical region...also beware of crossing at the primary first harmonic of the kick drum...usually around 80 hz... thats the thump we love so much.. and it's stationary so DON\"T cross there...

    Keep up the good work guys!...I have a lady friend and I'm not around as much...but I''ll catch up when I'm here...

    Gadget
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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Actually there are a few passive top cabs that have some PEQ adjustments if using sub. (MP410 / 412 for example) & (a couple of JBL subs that have some tweeking done).

    Good luck G. Your gain is our loss. Don't be a stranger.

    DRA
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    GadgetGadget Posts: 4,915
    No worries mate! These lucky folks have you and Kevin and Wolfie, and all the other good folks that give freely of their time and help out those new to this digital world of processors...

    I'm not gone... I'm just out having fun! Been riding the motorcycle/horseback a LOT and well there's some other riding involved too.. :shock: 8) but it's ALL GOOD! I just spend the majority of the nights with her and she has...DIAL UP :!: :oops: :evil: plus who wants to sit on the computer when the weather is so darn beautiful! Shouldn't be more than 24 hours and Kevin has my cellphone if any of you need me in between...Don't forget Mike and the great staff @ DBX Tech support.. when I haven't got the answer :shock: I contact them and give them a heads up on a thread just like Kevin did the other day...It's up to us on the weekend though!

    Oh won't be around this weekend... wedding to go to.. (got the fashion show last night as she tried to find \"something to wear...\" so if you have need don't wait too long early Friday departure and all...

    Rock on!

    Gadget
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