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Poll Question: I own/have owned a DCX2496 Ultradrive and it was....
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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.
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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!!
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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,

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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)
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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.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardstringer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2017 at 8:22pm
Personally I don't like Behringer equipment it's a hit and miss for reliability and also seems to have a reasonable amount of hiss. I used to have a Behringer active crossover and i've heard their loudspeaker management system a few times, I say anyone who's thinking about a Behringer loudspeaker management system is better off saving up a bit more money and going for Dbx Driverack instead. If someone wants a rack mount effects processor then a better choice would be a used TC Electronic M-One XL or Lexicon MPX-1 or something.

I won't ever buy anything from Behringer again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kedwardsleisure Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2017 at 8:54pm
behringer are on a drive to get into every music forum I think..they've joined every one I'm in and they always sign 'lets keep n touch'.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatfreddiescat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2017 at 9:17pm
Originally posted by richardstringer richardstringer wrote:

Personally I don't like Behringer equipment it's a hit and miss for reliability and also seems to have a reasonable amount of hiss. I used to have a Behringer active crossover and i've heard their loudspeaker management system a few times, I say anyone who's thinking about a Behringer loudspeaker management system is better off saving up a bit more money and going for Dbx Driverack instead. If someone wants a rack mount effects processor then a better choice would be a used TC Electronic M-One XL or Lexicon MPX-1 or something.

I won't ever buy anything from Behringer again.


Not been a great fan of Uli's business practices but in the end I sold my driverack to by a dcx, knock the spots off th dbx, quite liking the x32 as well, each to their own I guess.
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dcx is much better than a dbx imho.
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