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Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ 

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OVERVIEW

24-bit/96kHz feedback suppression with 40 parametric filters.

The FBQ2496 is an incredibly fast feedback suppressor because it uses a speedy feedback detection algorithm that automatically and intelligently locates up to 20 feedback frequencies per channel. It then sets an extremely narrow notch filter to eliminate them, leaving the remainder of the signal virtually untouched.

The auto mode continuously monitors the mix, resetting programmed filters automatically, while the manual mode allows individual settings of up to 40 fully parametric filters with frequency, bandwidth, and gain adjustment. With its various modes you can master just about any live sound situation, or use the Feedback Destroyer Pro as a creative sound-shaping tool.

FEATURES
  • Automatically and intelligently locates and destroys up to 20 frequencies per channel
  • Ultrafast feedback detection (0.2 sec) due to proprietary FFT signal analysis
  • Ultra-narrow notch-filters (up to 1/60th octave) for very effective feedback suppression, while keeping highest sonic quality
  • The Set-and-forget default setting plus Panic button enable immediate and super-easy Feedback Destroyer performance
  • Auto mode continuously monitors the mix, resetting programmed filters automatically
  • Single-shot mode automatically detects and destroys feedback and locks the filter until you reset it manually
  • Manual mode allows individual setting of up to 40 fully parametric filters with frequency, bandwidth and gain adjustment
  • Ultra-high resolution 24”bit/96kHz A/D and D/A converter powered by a 32-bit DSP for ultimate audio performance
  • Open MIDI architecture for future software updates and flexible communication with digital equipment
  • Balanced inputs and servo-balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR and 1„4" TRS connectors
  • Internal switch-mode power supply for flexibility (100-240V), good transient response, plus low power consumption for energy savings
  • High-quality components and rugged construction

Get rid of that feedback while leaving the rest of your signal virtually untouched, order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ

  • Audio Inputs
    Connections: XLR and 1 / 4" TRS stereo connector
    Type: electronically balanced input
    Input Impedance: approx. 20 kOhms balanced
    Nominal input level: -10 dBV / +4 dBu (adjustable)
    Max. input signal level: +20 dBu at +4 dBu nominal level, +6 dBV at -10 dBV level typically -40 dB

    Audio outputs
    Connections: XLR and 1 / 4" TRS stereo connector
    Type: balanced
    Output impedance: approx. 200 Ohms balanced
    Max. output level: +20 dBu at +4 dBu nominal level, +6 dBV at -10 dBV nominal level

    Bypass:
    Type: Relay, hard bypass in case of power outage

    System information
    Frequency response: <10 Hz to 44 kHz
    Dynamic range: 107 dB
    THD: 0.007% typically @ +4 dBu, 1 kHz, amplification 1
    Crosstalk: <-100 dB @ 1 kHz

    MIDI interface
    Type: 5-pole DIN connections IN / OUT / THRU

    Digital processing
    Converter: 24 Bit / 96 kHz
    Sample Rate: 96 kHz

    Parametric EQ (PEQ)
    Type: max. 20 independent, fully parametric filters per channel
    Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Bandwidth: 1 / 60th to 10 octaves
    Possible value range: +15 to -36 dB

    Feedback Destroyer (FBQ)
    Type: digital signal analysis for feedback recognition purposes
    Filter: max. 20 digital notch filter per channel
    Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Bandwidth: 1 / 60th octave
    Possible value range: 0 to -36 dB
    Display
    Type: 3-digit numeric LED display

    Power supply
    Mains voltage: 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
    Power consumption: approx. 10 W
    Fuse: T1AH 250 V
    Mains connector: Standard receptacle

    Dimensions / Weight
    Dimensions (H x W x D: approx. 44.5 mm x 482.6 mm x 190.5 mm
    Weight: approx. 4.2 lb. (1.9kg)
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BehringerFBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
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    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow! It actually frikken works!

We tried the DSP1124 before this guy, and completely wrote it off as a useless gimmick. It killed our mix, made everything sound "digital" like a 128kb/s MP3 and...Read complete review

We tried the DSP1124 before this guy, and completely wrote it off as a useless gimmick. It killed our mix, made everything sound "digital" like a 128kb/s MP3 and didn't really do anything to help with feedback.This FBQ2496 is a completely different animal. First we tried the system prime function, and about blew the ears of the entire club. USE THIS FEATURE WITH CAUTION! Then we decided to just use the auto mode with a 1minute reset time for the filters.Throughout the night we would start to hear the very beginning of feedback, and within a split second it disappeared, By the end of the gig we had no fear for feedback. This thing in auto mode zaps it every time. You hear the very start of it and the "zap!" it's gone. I love it! At $400 this thing would be a deal, at this price, it's a no brainer.BTW, we ran this on the inserts of the mics pre compressor. We chose not to bother the main mix with filters and it worked out great! Get one!

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Great tool BUT>>>>>

I purchased the FBQ2496 from here and I do love it! However it does not fix feedback problems-you still need to have a bet of set-up knowledge. I play in a small room for...Read complete review

I purchased the FBQ2496 from here and I do love it! However it does not fix feedback problems-you still need to have a bet of set-up knowledge. I play in a small room for a comedy club / bar and also practice with a full band in a 14x14 room and it does help,and it does give all kinds of head room on my mixer-but it does not destroy feed back all by it self. I use it as most others in the auto mode but its really just a preset digital EQ in the auto mode,other wise you still have to set it up as a digital EQ. I am really happy with the product and do believe it helps but it is not going to destroy 100% of feed back. The back XLR conectors are also very poor in quality-mine wouldnt hold the cable in place the first time I plugged it in. Still great to have!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great tool BUT>>>>>

By Hubba Hubba

from Chattanooga Tn

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Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

I purchased the FBQ2496 from here and I do love it! However it does not fix feedback problems-you still need to have a bet of set-up knowledge. I play in a small room for a comedy club / bar and also practice with a full band in a 14x14 room and it does help,and it does give all kinds of head room on my mixer-but it does not destroy feed back all by it self. I use it as most others in the auto mode but its really just a preset digital EQ in the auto mode,other wise you still have to set it up as a digital EQ. I am really happy with the product and do believe it helps but it is not going to destroy 100% of feed back. The back XLR conectors are also very poor in quality-mine wouldnt hold the cable in place the first time I plugged it in. Still great to have!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great investment!

By MINUSMAN72

from chicago, IL

Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

this is an amazing product. i run sound weekly at a local music venue. we were dealing with a lot of feedback issues and not being able to to turn up the vocals loud enough to really cut through the mix. i hooked the feedback destroyer pro into my system and the difference was absolutely amazing. there was no problem with feedback and theres at least 20% more headroom. the vocals sat beautifully on top of the mix and couldnt have sounded better. usually the soundman is a thankless job, but last night i received several compliments. highly recommended.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

good but not great (EFFECTIVE FOR ONE DAY)

By william.musicman

from PH

Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

i have been musically and electronically inclined since when i was a kid. i purchased this item FBQ2496 to use it in our place of worship (Kingdom Hall). I have been their soundtech for more than 7 years. i planned to get this one to add more miking (vocal) volume to the public speaker in front of the stage because there's no way for me to control childs noise whenever they cry. (louder than what audience can hear from the public speaker). when i got this item, i tried it for a day and it really destroys feedback. however, the following day when i tried to use it again, after switching it on. after about 2seconds...it died. no power. dead. NOT GOOD! behringer, please make a product that's really good in quality. chasis is not even sturdy. rack braces are moving. you could've made a one-piece front panel without its side rack-bracket only attached by metal screws. front panel still has rough edges (aluminum). and if you could just make ALL your equipment voltage switchable (110/240). autovolt is okay.anyway, wait for my comment on your XENYX x1204 usb mixer, 1502EQ and your composer mdx2600. the quality you're bragging is not that acceptable...just a comment. peace!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow! It actually frikken works!

By Category 5-EfgM0

from Palm Beach

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Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

We tried the DSP1124 before this guy, and completely wrote it off as a useless gimmick. It killed our mix, made everything sound "digital" like a 128kb/s MP3 and didn't really do anything to help with feedback.This FBQ2496 is a completely different animal. First we tried the system prime function, and about blew the ears of the entire club. USE THIS FEATURE WITH CAUTION! Then we decided to just use the auto mode with a 1minute reset time for the filters.Throughout the night we would start to hear the very beginning of feedback, and within a split second it disappeared, By the end of the gig we had no fear for feedback. This thing in auto mode zaps it every time. You hear the very start of it and the "zap!" it's gone. I love it! At $400 this thing would be a deal, at this price, it's a no brainer.BTW, we ran this on the inserts of the mics pre compressor. We chose not to bother the main mix with filters and it worked out great! Get one!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Huge increase in headroom. Wow!!!

By Josh Dunlap

from Silver City, NM

Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

I bought this because our band practices in a small, very live room. It killed almost all of our feedback, and gave us a huge increase in headroom. Now we use it onstage in our monitor loop, and it does half our soundcheck for us. Eliminates onstage feedback better than most sound guys I've come across. I've never needed to mess with it manually. I always just use it on Auto Pilot. An absolute must have item.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sound made easier

By ALEX LUNATIC

from Weslaco, TX

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Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

I have experimented with sound processors for the past 5 years now and every time I talk to a sound engineer, each one tells a different thing. To begin with , the right amount of punch, highs, mids etc is definitely in the ears of the beholder. I been told by other sound techs, that you don't need audio enhancers or feedback suppression if you know what your doing. That maybe true, but I own both type of signal processors and it has made my life easier. In fact others that have listened to my set up agree as well. This machines is off the hook. Our band practices in a small 12 x 12 and we practice loud. Vocals are always an issue since feedback since the close proximity of the sing and the main speakers. With this machine, our singers now rests in peace, not worried about staying in a certain area of the room. This is the answer to all your feedback problems. For you non-believers - BELIEVE!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Liked it so much I bought 2

By Chuck F.

from Chicagoland Area, IL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

    Nice no brainer operation. Thook it up, turn on, leave it in auto (run mode). Feedback gone. There are all kinds of controls for those who want to putter, but the easy run mode works great and sounds great. i have one unit on the mains, the other on the monitors. Nice work Behringer!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    this is a must have

    By davidwilburnband

    from missouri

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions
    • Works Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live Sound Reinforcement

      Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

      i have had 2 of these in our portable pa rack for several years now. we set up and play several times a month at different places so setting the sound was always an issue until we started using these. one channel is on the mains and one channel on each of the 3 monitor channels. now we dont even "ring" out the system before we start. just start playing and as the nite goes on the lights on the front will start to come on showing that it has cut a feedback frequency. it does it so fast you dont even know its working. these are so important to me i just set up another very small rack for small shows with only a power amp, mixer, and a FBQ2496. on this last one i did have a little difficulty setting it up. had to go to parametric setting then back to feedback setting before it would auto-control the feedback, but works great now. don't think these will let you turn up wide open in your bedroom, they won't, but in a club, on a loud stage they work great.

       
      4.0

      Owners Manual Useless

      By nicknamehere

      from East Bay

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

      Ok,so this unit does work but go to forums in the Behringer web site to get it up and running.

       
      5.0

      Great Tool - Works as Advertised

      By Vetteman

      from St. Charles, IL

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Makes Life Easier
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Documentation not Good

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro Feedback Suppressor/Parametric EQ:

      This product works perfectly. It allows us to have a relatively novice people substitute in on our sound board and not have problems with the stage monitoring system. Allows you to allocate filters manually and automatically. Found that allocating 10 single shot filters then allocating the rest to automatic sense and release works great. Move on to the next gig and tell it to relearn and your are ready to go. Really simplifies managing the sound for live productions. Pays for itself !

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