Talk to an expert
M-F 8am to 5pm PST

dbx DBX-223XS Stereo 2-Way / Mono 3-Way Crossover

dbx Dual channel crossover, XLR balanced ins and outs, stereo 2-way or mono 3-way, Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per octave filters, subwoofer output

What's in the box:

  • dbx 223xs - Crossover (XLR)
  • AC Power Cable
  • Two (2) Year Warranty

Get More Value with CCI Solutions

Worry-Free Guarantee
FREE Certified Tech Support
Best Available Price
Retail Price
Save 11%
CCI Price
Ships directly to you from dbx
Usually Ships
3 to 4 Days
Item Number 
Vendor Part

Free Up Your Amplifier's Power and Eliminate Distortion with This Crossover!

    The secret to making speakers sound great lies with the crossover you use, and with the dbx 223xs Stereo/Mono Crossover you'll get great performance, ultra low-noise, rugged reliability, and four decades of dbx knowledge and expertise in building the world's finest processors. “How can my dbx 223xs help me get a better sound?”, you ask? By using precision filters to separate the audio signal and directing only the specific frequency bands to each speaker driver, the dbx 223xs leaves your amplifiers free to use their full power on the usable signal— eliminating distortion and giving your PA system a cleaner, better sound!

    The dbx 223xs is a dual channel crossover with all the features you would expect from a professional product. It features Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per octave filters, independent output gain controls for level matching, output phase inversion, 40 Hz low cut filter, and optional mono summing of the low frequency (subwoofer) output. Everything in the dbx 223xs is precision-designed, from the solid "click" controls to the high quality XLR inputs and outputs.


  • Stereo 2-way, mono 3-way crossover
  • Mode switch for stereo 2-way or mono 3-way operation
  • 24dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filters
  • Low frequency summed (subwoofer) output
  • Range switch on both channels (x10)
  • 40Hz high-pass (low-cut) filter on both channels
  • Phase reverse switch on all outputs
  • Individual level controls on all outputs
  • Stereo/Mono status LEDs indicate the selected mode
  • XLR balanced ins and outs
  • CSA NRTL/C approved and CE compliant

Specifications for the dbx DBX-223XS

{ "Inputs" : { "Connectors" : "2 x XLR (pin 2 hot)", "Impedance" : "50kΩ balanced, 25kΩ unbalanced ", "Max Input Level" : ">+22dBu balanced or unbalanced " }, "Outputs" : { "Connectors" : "4 x XLR (pin 2 hot)", "Impedance" : "60Ω balanced, 30Ω unbalanced ", "Max Output Level" : ">+20dBu balanced/unbalanced into 600Ω or greater" }, "Crossover Frequencies" : { "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" }, "Function Switches" : { "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" }, "Indicators" : { "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)" }, "System Performance" : { "Bandwidth" : "20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB", "Frequency Response" : "< 3Hz to > 90kHz, +0/-3 dB", "Dynamic Range" : ">106dB, unweighted, any output", "Interchannel Crosstalk" : "<-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz", "CMRR" : ">40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz", "Signal-to-Noise: Ref" : "+4dBu, 22kHz measurement bandwidth" }, "Power Supply" : { "Operating Voltage" : "100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 120 VAC 60 Hz 230 VAC 50/60HZ", "Power consumption" : "15W" }, "Physical" : { "Dimensions(HxDxW)" : "1.75 x 6.9 x 19 inches (4.5x17.5x48.26cm)", "Weight" : "3.7 lbs. (1.7 kg)" }, "Dimensions and Weight in Packaging" : { "Shipping Weight" : "8 lbs", "Shipping Dimensions" : "22 x 12 x 3 in " } }