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dbx DriveRack PA2   

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The dbx Driverack is one of the most innovative and helpful tools to come along for the live sound engineer in decades. It incorporates crossover, EQ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The dbx Driverack is one of the most innovative and helpful tools to come along for the live sound engineer in decades. It incorporates crossover, EQ, compression, delay parameters and much more within individual presets. These presets can then be applied to specific rooms, expected environments and applications. The dbx Driverack PA2 incorporates heavily researched and well-considered improvements in the original Driverack system.

The DriveRack PA2 provides all the processing you need between your mixer and amplifiers to optimize and protect your loudspeakers. With the latest advancements in dbx's proprietary AutoEQ and AFS algorithms, a new input delay module for delaying the FOH system to the backline, Ethernet control via an Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows device, and updated Wizards, the DriveRack PA2 continues the DriveRack legacy of great-sounding, powerful, and affordable loudspeaker management processors, for a whole new generation.

AutoEQ
New, improved AutoEQ algorithm ensures an extremely accurate, fast, and non-intrusive automatic EQ experience.

With the RTA Mic "listening" to your room, the new, updated DriveRack PA2 AutoEQ algorithm sets speaker levels and room EQ automatically in a matter of seconds. This means room adjustments can now be made very quickly, without subjecting the audience to annoying, lengthy broadcasts of pink noise.

Enhanced AFS Feedback Elimination
Enhanced AFS algorithm for faster, more precise feedback elimination, without adversely affecting your system's tone.

Nothing turns audiences away like annoying and potentially painful audio feedback. Fortunately, dbx engineers have revisited their already-stellar Advanced Feedback Suppression algorithm and made it work even better. The DriveRack PA2 listens for and anticipates feedback and adjusts speaker output automatically before it even has a chance, while never altering your sound.

Updated Wizard Setup Functions
Updated Wizards make initial set up easy, while ensuring speaker tunings and other settings are up-to-date.

Wizard functions on the DriveRack PA2 guide you through easy, step-by-step processes to help you get the most from your loudspeaker system. Helps you easily configure level balancing, AutoEQ, Advanced Feedback Suppression, and provides access to built-in and constantly updating speaker tunings from most major speaker manufacturers.

Available Input Processing
dbx Compression
AFS (Advanced Feedback Suppression)
Graphic EQ
8-Band Parametric EQ (adjusted when using the AutoEQ)
Subharmonic Synthesis

Available Output Processing
Crossover (supports full range, 2-way, and 3-way systems)
8-Band Parametric EQs (used for speaker tunings)
dbx Limiting
Driver Alignment Delays

Eagerly anticipated update.

FEATURES
  • All New Setup Wizard
  • Streamlined AutoEQ
  • All New AFS (Advanced Feedback Suppression)
  • Mobile Control (Android, iOS, Mac, Windows)
  • dbx Compression
  • Graphic EQ
  • 8-Band Parametric EQ (adjusted when using the AutoEQ) Input
  • Subharmonic Synthesis
  • Crossover (supports full range, 2-way, and 3-way systems)
  • 8-Band Parametric EQs (used for speaker tunings) Output
  • dbx Limiting

All you need to get the most from your PA. Now with complete control from your mobile device. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

DriveRack PA2

  • Input: (2) line inputs. (1) RTA Mic input
    Input Conne: ctors: (2) Female XLR line inputs. (1) Female XLR RTA Mic input
    Input Type: Electronically balanced/RF filtered
    Input Impedance: >50 kohm
    A/D Converter: dbx Type IV Conversion System
    CMRR: > 45dB
    Mic Preamp Phantom Power: +15VDC (RTA)
    Mic Preamp Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): < -117dB, 22Hz-22kHz, 150 ohm (RTA)
    Output: (6) Line Outputs
    Output Connectors: Male XLR
    Output Type: Electronically balanced, RF filtered
    Output Impedance: 120 Î
    Max Output: +20dBu
    A/D Dynamic Range: 112 dB A-weighted, 110 dB unweighted
    Type IV Dynamic Range: 123 dB with transient material, A-weighted, 22kHz BW; 121 dB with transient material, unweighted, 22kHz BW; 115 dB typical with program material, A-weighted, 22kHz BW
    Alignment Delay: 10ms per channel (60ms total)
    Sample Rate: 48kHz
    Dynamic Range: >110 dB A-weighted, >107dB unweighted
    THD+Noise: 0.003% typical at +4dBu, 1kHz, 0dB input gain
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 0.5dB
    Interchannel Crosstalk: < -110 dB, -120dB typical (input-to-output: < -100 dB)
    Operating Voltage: 100-120VAC 50/60 Hz - EU: 220-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption: 22 W
    Unit Weight: 5.25 lbs. (2.4 kg)
    Shipping Weight: 6.75 lbs. (3.1 kg)
    Dimensions: 1.75" (H) x 5.75" (D) x 19" (W), 4.4cm (H) x 14.6cm (D) x 48.26cm (W)
    D/A Dynamic Range: 112 dB A-weighted, 110dB unweighted
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5.0

Every one needs one of these.

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from Deep south Texas

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        Don't leave home without it. Get one, you'll be glad you did.

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        5.0

        Very Happy with this purchase

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        from Jacksonville Fl.

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        Pros

        • Quick and Easy Setup

        Cons

        • None as for now

        Best Uses

        • Setting sound

        We are a Southerner gospel group that sing in various venues and different size buildings. The EQ auto Q feature is a time and stress saver..

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        5.0

        Love it

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        from Denver

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              I use it to mobile Dj events from 250-10, 000 people outdoor. It protects my high end Peavey, EV, and Crown equipment. I love it. Will be adding another one to my other set ups.

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              1.0

              DUMMIED DOWN version of original

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              from Atlanta Georgia

              Pros

              • Draw Eq
              • Lots of tools
              • Wireless Control

              Cons

              • Limited Speaker Library
              • No Info On How To Update
              • No Manual Spkr Config
              • Wizard "not Listed" Poor

              Best Uses

              • Amateur
              • Bad
              • Issues
              • Library Update Issues
              • Speakers Not Listed
              • Tunings Limited
              • Tunings Not Listed

              Right to the point:
              - if your speakers are not in the very limited library then only option is as follows:

              NOT LISTED > PASSIVE or 2 WAY
              No option for ACTIVE speakers, so the wizard assumes that it is a passive system.

              - No straight forward input / output gain control

              - No ability to manually configure not listed or custom speaker specs as in original DRIVERACK PA

              - No ability to configure speaker gain / voltage settings so gain structure is correct.

              - Even though DBX and all sites restate DBX rhetoric about how easy it is to update / download new speaker tunings either from DBX or directly from speaker manufacturers, there are NO CLEAR WAYS to do this, and no screen shots or any step by step instructions. Just words saying it is easy ...?

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