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Reviews Categories | Microphone Equalizers & Transmit Audio Accessories | Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra Curve Pro Help

Reviews Summary for Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra Curve Pro
Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra Curve Pro Reviews: 13 Average rating: 3.7/5 MSRP: $380.00
Description: High resolution processor for all EQ, Real Time Analysis and dynamic applications. Contains Graphic, 10-band Parametric and 31-band Dynamic EQ fuctions plus Compressor/Expander capabilities all in one box with Real Time Analysis and display of input/output signals.
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KA7GKN Rating: 4/5 May 19, 2004 00:47 Send this review to a friend
for serious audio a great box  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I retired my mdx1400, dsp1100p, dsp1400p and run the deq2496.
I echo all the positive aspects of this unit..
you ask why a 4?
out of the box you have version 1.2B they currently have two upgrades 1.3 and 1.4
the upgrades do have a few features we can use but downloading can be tough if you don't have the proper midi cable and software.

I'm using the version out of the box 1.2B I can live without the few features added we can utilize. [for now]

There are a few design limits and some module confusion but after the learning curve you'll find it somewhat friendly. Yeah the manual is good but still a little rough and could have more information.

I daisy chain the left and right channels so I can run the downward expander and compressor. you can run one or the other per channel not both.

If Behringer included a mic pre and 48v then the DEQ2496 would truly be a complete box!

I now run a smooth audio a B-5 mic, dsp110 shark for mic preamp and phantom voltage, then the DEQ2496 into the mixer etc. my recording and phone patch routing have not changed.

The DEQ2496 has amazing displays that may intimidate at first, but for example, to view the DSP1100P filters you do a three finger push button dance...with the DEQ2496 you pull up a page and there in full detail are your settings.

If you're a seasoned audiophile this is the next generation box for you!
If you are new into this mode many DSP1100P and DSP1124P may be offered very cheaply and other boxes too...making your entry very affordable!
Or, you too can jump into this box but be aware it can frustrate the novice audiophile.

This box is a keeper!!!

Marty, ka7gkn
N0KHQ Rating: 5/5 Apr 8, 2004 20:53 Send this review to a friend
Good Job Behringer  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Have owned the DEQ-2496 for a few months now, man what a machine.

As in the previous review... good bye rack....hello 2496.

All you need is a Heil Goldline Pro, a mic pre-amp, DEQ-2496, a mixer (for headroom and the side chain stuff) and an Ibox (from W2IHY)plug it into the rig and your ready to go.

The machine has 6 boxes in one one box.

I use this setup with the 756Proll (fed into the rear), the Jupiter (fed into the rear) has all tube type (Behringer naturally) sound reinforcement stuff on it.

For less than $290.00 you cant go wrong.

By the way, seek help from an experienced audiophile for setup. This unit is not plug and play.

I hope to put basic DEQ-2496 setup insructions on the SSB-Audio website soon.

Have Fun

John / N0KHQ / St. Louis
KW4CQ Rating: 5/5 Dec 10, 2003 16:23 Send this review to a friend
Convenient all-in-one box replacing individual audio rack items  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Currently selling for $299.00 through most web site distributors ( and

Using this box I was able to eliminate the Behringer 1124P Equalizer and MDX-2200 Composer Pro (compressor/limiter) in my audio rack. I am currently using an Electrovoice RE-20 and Goldline Pro mic via a Behringer 602A mic-preamp/mixer into the DEQ2496 and from there via a W2IHY IBox isolation transformer into either my TS-950SDX or TS-870S.

For the relatively low price this box really offers a wide range of functionality that I can't get from the individual boxes I had been using. Here is a quick summary of what you get:

- Ultra high-resolution processor for all EQ, RTA and dynamic applications.

- 4 consurrently selectable EQ modules (31-band graphic EQ, 10-band parametric EQ, plus three Dynamic EQs that you find in the 1124P).

- Flexible Compressor/Expander functions with Peak Limiting.

- A built-in Pink Noise generator for EQ filter setup and alignment (really neat!).

- Unique Virtual Paragraphic EQ that allows parameteric control of graphic EQs.

- Ultra high-resolution 61 band real-time FFT Analyzer.

- Multi-functional level meters (peak/RMS, VU, and SPL meter.

- 64 user memories for complete setups and/or individual module configurations.

- Separate RTA (Real Time Analysis) mic/line input with selectable phantom power.

- Open architecture allows future software updates via MIDI download from Behringer web site.

- Employs two high performance 32/40-bit floating-point SHARC digital signal processor for ultimate sonic resolution.

The user's manual, while relatively short for such a powerful piece of equipment, gives you a full description of all the controls and enought information to set up a set of filters to your own liking and get you started.

You can download and review the user's manual at

After 3 months I will come back and give you a more complete evaluation of the unit and describe my experience using it.
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