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Old 07-23-2011, 10:49 PM
thedjay thedjay is offline
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Sound limiter suggestions

Hi Everyone, Im looking for a unit that i can use in a mobil setup to control the max output. I have a Drawmer speaker protector that i use in my installed system and it works great but im looking for something more reasonable priced sine i only do a mobile setup time to time..

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Old 07-24-2011, 12:09 PM
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most speaker management units have limiters in them. DBX comes to mind for an affordable, decent sounding unit.
do you mind digital processing?
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:48 PM
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I do not want to use a DSP.

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:59 PM
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avc from formula sound is best for this. dsp controllers prevent peaks from popping drivers, but then also effectively raise rms levels which can cook said drivers. They are not very effective at keeping the djs from over-driving the system or simply being too loud for given listening environment without performance tradeoffs.

The avc is simply a 2 in, 2 out analog device which allows the user to set an average level which cannot be overdriven. There is a performance drop off when its limiter is engaged, but nto as bad as crippling a dsp

Installation dsps such as the bss soundweb and certain amps like the crown itech do have rms limiter capabilities, but are nto as friendly to use for a mobile dj setup and cost much more.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:21 PM
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Ya i was looking at the Formula sound unit. Does anyone have a used one for sale?

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:06 PM
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i use an alesis at the club its a basic compressor/limiter combo its a nice unit
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:30 AM
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The Dateq SPL-2 is a nice unit.
Used it a few times.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:18 PM
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Hi Everyone, Im looking for a unit that i can use in a mobil setup to control the max output. I have a Drawmer speaker protector that i use in my installed system and it works great but im looking for something more reasonable priced sine i only do a mobile setup time to time..

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Hi.

The Aphex Dominator was the most popular limiter decades ago.

http://www.aphex.com/720_722.htm

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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If you don't want a dsp, I would suggest a standard analog compressor, such as a DBX or such. If you don't have any processing on your system, adding a compressor and setting a high ratio (>10:1) will actually help level out your system a bit while gaining the safety benefits of having a limiter on board. If you're not familiar with compression, there's a lot of info on the net. A compressor/limiter setup will definitely give the best overall setup (FYI if you didn't know, a limiter is just a compressor with the gain ratio set to infinity)
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:15 PM
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The Dateq SPL-2 is a nice unit.
Used it a few times.

I'd vouch for that, Dateq is great stuff, good quality and does the job perfectly
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