Ok, here's the deal. My CS2s require bi-amping. The problem is that I have SE Extreme Monos for the LF and Bel Canto S300 for the HF. The gain is all effed up. I need to balance it using the Behringer external crossover.
Here are the directions from Clayton (the designer).
Talking by phone is the best, but it is simple to do, so I will outline the procedure here:
RULE: It is always better to lower the gain of the louder amp rather than raise the level of the quieter amp.
Assuming the treble is softer, we will lower the bass amp level to match it. Bass channels are numbers 1 (left) and 2 (right) on right half of the front panel.
1. Press the button under channel 1. The LCD display will show the the channel menu for channel 1.
2. Highlight the dB value (if not already highlighted) by scrolling with the PARAMETER button.
3. Reduce the bass amp level by rotating the data wheel counterclockwise until your reach the desired level.
4. Channels 1& 2 are linked together, so ch 2 should move with ch 1. Check to make sure by pushing the button under ch 2.
Amp level matching is effectively done by ear since the crossover point is in the middle of the spectrum. The human ear is very sensitive to the balance between upper and lower ranges. The level adjustment can be done while listening. When complete, press the button under the channel again to return to the main routing screen."
My question is: Can I use an SPL meter to balance the gain? And if so how? I want to make sure my results are completely accurate. I've done this with my ears and everything sounds excellent, but I want to make sure everything is dialed in properly. Basically, I don't trust my own ears and would like to see numbers that tell me everything is matched.
Any ideas on how to do this?