Speakerplans.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > General > General Forum
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Behringer Ultradrive Problems Poll
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Behringer Ultradrive Problems Poll

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 252627
Poll Question: I own/have owned a DCX2496 Ultradrive and it was....
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
12 [4.05%]
11 [3.72%]
13 [4.39%]
172 [58.11%]
41 [13.85%]
47 [15.88%]
You can not vote in this poll

Author
Message
b grade View Drop Down
Young Croc
Young Croc
Avatar

Joined: 05 October 2012
Location: Portland OR USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1332
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b grade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2015 at 5:17pm
faulty plug or possibly dirty contacts to the power cable? Some of mine fit loosely and if jiggled will power down.
Back to Top
charlysays View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User
Avatar

Joined: 16 June 2015
Location: Wales
Status: Offline
Points: 209
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote charlysays Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2016 at 10:47am

Not done that many gigs with mine, had it around 8 months but it seems fine so far. Bought it B Stock from Thomann... so cheaper but still has a 3yr warranty and has hopefully been thoroughly checked over.

Really impressive and liberating unit for the money. Can't fault the sound quality or features apart from the limiters. Would be nice to have a properly limited input to it. I use a cloud CX335 before the ultradrive.
 
When the rig is turned all the way up there is a bit of an interference kind of noise but you can't hear it at all once there is music playing. It's not loud and doesn't really sound like frying eggs. Most audible from the compression drivers. Probably some power supply issue outside of the ultradrive...
 
I have a strong suspicion that a lot of issues will be down to vibration. It's cheaply built and probably uses a lot of stuff more commonly used in PCs.. poorly fitting ribbon cables etc... If you stick your amp box on a wooden floor which also has 8X18" subs on it with no effort to isolate the amp box from the floor then I think that is where some problems might stem from.
I put about 8" of soft upholstery foam sandwiched between thin plywood and put my amp box on that. Stops the worst of the vibration getting to the amps and processors.
I do worry about it going dodgy mid gig though... trying to restrain myself from buying a backup!!
Back to Top
KingGwarn View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User
Avatar

Joined: 19 March 2016
Location: Brighton
Status: Offline
Points: 121
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KingGwarn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2017 at 2:46pm
My Ultradrive sends a couple of drivers a strange muffled/staticy loud noise and is temporarily solved by knocking the Ultradrive quite gently...that solves it til it comes back again every 20 mins or so.

Any suggestions?
Soundman inna Brighton town
King Gwarn Sound System
Back to Top
fatfreddiescat View Drop Down
Registered User
Registered User


Joined: 15 October 2010
Location: N.E.Wales
Status: Online
Points: 406
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatfreddiescat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2017 at 9:49pm
Likely causes are ribbon cable crimp ponts, berry used a multistrand type ribbon cable which does'nt work so well with the connectors, either solder the cable or get some solid core ribbon of the right guage and re crimp, ther thing to check is that the output board isn't shorting against the casing.
Back to Top
LunchieTey View Drop Down
Young Croc
Young Croc
Avatar

Joined: 06 February 2005
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LunchieTey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 March 2017 at 10:44am
So what's the latest?

Good chance of happy ownership with a new Ultracurve? Only going to be used as a basic xover and EQ solution for an all reflex system mostly and sometimes with horns in a 4 way system(reflex sub, Cibo kick, turbo TMS mid/hf)

Reliable enough?
Speaker addict
Back to Top
Sam Daniel View Drop Down
New Member
New Member


Joined: 27 March 2017
Status: Offline
Points: 1
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sam Daniel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2017 at 5:57pm

Dear All,

Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Sam Daniel and I am a Care Specialist at Music in Las Vegas, NV, USA, where we service and manage spare parts for all Music brands.

The ULTRACURVE is a very reliable product, as we typically see a less than a 1% failure rate with this unit world wide. I would be glad to answer any further questions you may have concerning this product. Please PM me directly or contact via email care@music-group.com to discuss further if necessary.


Let's keep in touch,

Sam Daniel

Specialist, Care

MUSIC

Behringer


Back to Top
tv00 View Drop Down
Old Croc
Old Croc


Joined: 10 August 2009
Location: Denmark
Status: Offline
Points: 1793
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tv00 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2017 at 6:20pm
LOL, we have behringer in here! Welcome :-)

I actually always thought that the behringer dsp & cable tester was some of the best on the market, of course their cabletester was a 100% copy of another brand too small to fight them, like so many other behringer products, but unlike the other behringer products these two are actually reliable and have great sound (especially the cable tester LOL)
www.facebook.com/babysoundsystem
Back to Top
LunchieTey View Drop Down
Young Croc
Young Croc
Avatar

Joined: 06 February 2005
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LunchieTey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2017 at 2:17am
Well didn't expect a Behringer rep to reply. I know the early models had issues with the ribbon cable etc but it does seem as though the later units are much better. Oh well put an order in, see how it goes and may grab another at some stage.
Speaker addict
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 252627
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.078 seconds.