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dbx 223XS

Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover with XLR Connectors

Order Code: 223XS
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Our Price: $258.00

Get the full clout your system is capable of delivering with this well-priced crossover from dbx. Stereo two way or mono three way operation with switches on the back to select 'x10' and 'mono/stereo' (LED's on the front panel indicate status). All the front panel pots are rugged and precise and, being dbx, we know it's build to go the distance. Yes, it's a new colour (with a slightly different model number to the trusty old 223XL), but the goodness is still there. Need more? Check the 234XS (stereo 2/3 way, mono 4 way), or go harder with a DriveRack PA PLUS (loudspeaker management system).

The dbx 223xs 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.

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  • XLR balanced ins and outs
  • Mode switch for stereo 2-way or mono 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
Input Connectors XLR (pin 2 hot)
Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Input Impedance Balanced >50k ohm, unbalanced >25k ohm
Max Input >+22dBu balanced or unbalanced
CMRR >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
Output Connectors XLR
Output Type Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance Balanced 200 ohm, unbalanced 100 ohm
Max Output >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k ohms or greater
Bandwidth 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.5dB
Frequency Response < 3 Hz to > 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio Ref: +4 dBu, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
Signal-to-Noise (Stereo Mode) >94dB (Low Output), >91dB (High Output)
Signal-to-Noise (Mono Mode) >94dB (Low Output), >93dB (Mid Output), >91dB (High Output)
Dynamic Range > 106 dB, unweighted, any output
THD+Noise < 0.004% at +4 dBu, 1 kHz; < 0.04% at +20 dBu, 1 kHz
Interchannel Crosstalk < -80 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crossover Frequencies (Stereo Mode) Low/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Crossover Frequencies (Mono Mode) Low/Mid: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting); Mid/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Crossover Filter Type Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave, state-variable
Low cut Switch Activates 40 Hz Butterworth, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter, one switch per channel.
Phase Invert Switch Inverts the phase at the output, one switch per output.
x1 / x10 Switch Multiplies the low-high (mono: low/mid and high/mid) crossover frequency range of the front-panel markings by a factor of 1 or 10, one switch per channel.
Mode Switch Selects stereo/mono and 2/3-way operation
LF Sum Switch Selects normal (stereo) or mono-summed low frequency operation and disables Ch 2’s low output phase invert LED to indicate that this output is not operational in the LF sum mode.
Indicators Stereo Operation (Green); Mono Operation (Yellow); Low Cut (Red-per channel); x10 (Green-per channel); Phase Invert (Red-per output)
Operating Voltage 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 120 VAC 60 Hz 230 VAC50 HZ
Operating Temperature 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Power Consumption 15W
Power Connector IEC receptacle
Dimensions 4.4cm H x 48.3cm W x 17.5cm D
Unit Weight 1.7 kg
Shipping Weight 2.5 kg