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The DBX 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover is engineered to satisfy the demands of both studio and live sound applications. Capable of either 2-way stereo or 3-way mono operation, the 223xs utilizes 24dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley filters to give you the steep crossover bands you demand. Each output features an independent level control and phase inversion switch, as well as a 40Hz low-cut filter. For use with a subwoofer, the 223xs also includes a low-frequency output summing option.

Unparalleled Versatility and Control

Whether you need a simple 2-way stereo crossover or a more complex 3-way mono setup, the 223xs delivers. Its fully versatile design makes it ideal for any professional live sound rig. Precision 24dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley filters provide an ultra-steep slope for superior driver integration. Individual output level controls allow you to perfectly match levels, while phase inversion switches enable quick polarity correction. A 40Hz low-cut filter on each output helps eliminate unwanted low-end rumble. For subwoofer use, the 223xs allows you to sum the low frequency outputs, sending a mono signal to your subs.

Roadworthy and Reliable

Like all DBX products, the 223xs is built to rigorous standards, ensuring years of flawless performance. Its all-steel chassis can stand up to the demands of life on the road. Gold-plated XLR inputs and outputs provide optimum connectivity, while ensuring a high level of RF immunity. With a legacy of over 40 years designing cutting-edge signal processors, DBX is the industry leader in crossover technology. The 223xs upholds this standard, delivering the pristine audio quality, versatility and reliability DBX is known for.

Simple Setup and Operation

Despite its advanced functionality, the 223xs is designed to be fast and intuitive to set up and operate. Its front panel features clearly-labeled, click-stop potentiometers that provide a familiar analog feel, allowing quick and precise control over all parameters. Input gain controls with 12dB of range facilitate easy level matching with other equipment. With simple rear-panel XLR inputs and outputs, the 223xs can be seamlessly integrated into any professional sound system.

dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover
dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover
dbx 223xs Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • 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

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  • Connectors: XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance: Balanced >50k ohm, unbalanced >25k ohm
  • Max Input Level: >+22dBu balanced or unbalanced
  • Connectors: XLR
  • Type: Electronically-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance: Balanced 60 ohm, unbalanced 30 ohm
  • Max Output Level: >+20dBu balanced/unbalanced into 600 ohms or greater
  • Stereo Mode: Low/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
  • 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)
  • Filter type: Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave, state-variable
  • Front Panel (Low Cut): Activates 40 Hz Butterworth, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter, one switch per channel
  • Phase Invert: Inverts the phase at the output, one switch per output
  • Rear Panel: x10: Multiplies the crossover frequency range by 10, one switch per channel
  • Mode: Selects stereo/mono and 2/3-way operation.
  • LF sum: Selects normal (stereo) or mono-summed low frequency operation.
  • Stereo Operation: Green LED
  • Mono Operation: Yellow LED
  • Low Cut: Red LED per channel
  • x10 Green LED per channel
  • Phase Invert: Red LED per output (3 per channel)
  • Bandwidth: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
  • Frequency Response: < 3Hz to > 90kHz, +0/-3 dB
  • Dynamic Range: >106dB, unweighted, any output
  • THD + Noise: <0.004% at +4dBu, 1kHz
    <0.04% at +20dBu, 1 kHz
    Interchannel Crosstalk: <-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise (Ref: +4dBu, 22kHz measurement bandwidth)
    Stereo Mode >94dB (Low Output); >91dB (High Output)
    Mono Mode: >94dB (Low Output); >93dB (Mid Output); >91dB (High Output)
  • Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 120 VAC 60 Hz 230 VAC 50/60HZ
  • Power consumption: 15W
  • Operating Temperature: 32F to 113F (0C to 45C)
  • Dimensions: 1.75" H X 6.9" D X 19" W (4.5cm x 17.5cm x 48.26cm )
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg)

collapse expand iconWarranty

2 year warranty for products purchased from us, with the exception of the 480 series.

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