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dbx DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System

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dbx DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System
Key Features
  • Loudspeaker Management
  • Mac, PC, iOS & Android Mobile Control
  • Crossover for 2- or 3-Way Systems
  • AutoEQ Automatic Room EQ Function
Looking for a complete loudspeaker management system to fine tune your PA setup? Check out the dbx DriveRack PA2, a loudspeaker management system that can be controlled via your Mac, PC, or mobile iOS or Android device. Using an optional microphone connected to its RTA input, its AutoEQ function can be employed to listen to your room and automatically EQ it for optimized speaker performance. The AFS (Advanced Feedback Suppression) feature is designed to eliminate feedback while preserving the sound of your system.
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dbx PA2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2AutoEQ
  • 3AFS Feedback Elimination
  • 4Wizard Setup Functions
  • 5Input Processing
  • 6Output Processing

Looking for a complete loudspeaker management system to fine tune your PA setup? Check out the dbx DriveRack PA2, a loudspeaker management system that can be controlled via your Mac, PC, or mobile iOS or Android device. Using an optional microphone connected to its RTA input, its AutoEQ function can be employed to listen to your room and automatically EQ it for optimized speaker performance. The AFS (Advanced Feedback Suppression) feature is designed to eliminate feedback while preserving the sound of your system.

In addition to automated functions, the DriveRack has integrated dbx compression and limiting as well as both a graphic and 8-band parametric EQ section. It also features driver-alignment delays and a crossover section that supports full-range, 2-way, and 3-way systems. You can control the DriveRack PA2 directly by connecting from your Mac or PC via the rear-panel USB port, or connect the PA2 to a wireless router via its Ethernet port for compatibility with iOS or Android devices.

AutoEQ
  • The AutoEQ algorithm is designed to ensure an accurate, fast, and nonintrusive automatic EQ experience.
  • With an optional mic connected to the RTA Mic input listening to your room, the DriveRack PA2 AutoEQ algorithm sets speaker levels and room EQ automatically in a matter of seconds. This means room adjustments can now be made quickly, without subjecting the audience to annoying, lengthy broadcasts of pink noise.
AFS Feedback Elimination
  • The Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS) algorithm allows for faster, more precise feedback elimination without adversely affecting your system's tone.
  • The DriveRack PA2 listens for and anticipates feedback and adjusts speaker output automatically before feedback can start, while never altering your sound.
Wizard Setup Functions
  • Wizards make initial set up easy, while ensuring speaker tunings and other settings are up-to-date.
  • Wizard functions on the DriveRack PA2 to guide you through step-by-step processes to help you get the most from your loudspeaker system. It helps you configure level balancing, AutoEQ, Advanced Feedback Suppression, and provides access to built-in and constantly updating speaker tunings from most major speaker manufacturers.
Input Processing
  • dbx Compression
  • AFS (Advanced Feedback Suppression)
  • Graphic EQ
  • 8-band Parametric EQ (adjusted when using the AutoEQ)
  • Subharmonic synthesis
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
UPC: 691991033773

dbx PA2 Specs

Analog InputsNumber of Inputs: 2 x Line Inputs, 1 x RTA Mic Input
Connectors: 2 x Female XLR Line Input, 1 x Female XLR RTA Mic Input
Type: Electronically Balanced / RF Filtered
Impedance: >50 Kilohms
Max Input Level (Line Inputs): > +20 dBu
CMRR: >45 dB
RTA Mic Preamp Phantom Power: +15 VDC
Analog OutputsNumber of Outputs: 6 x Line Outputs
Connectors: Male XLR
Type: Electronically Balanced, RF Filtered
Impedance: 120 Ohms
Max Output Level: +20 dBu
Alignment Delay: Up to 10 ms per Output Channel Pair
A/D and D/A ConversionA/D Performance
A/D Converter: 24-bit with dbx Type IV Conversion System
A/D Dynamic Range: 112 dB A-Weighted, 110 dB Unweighted
Type IV Dynamic Range:
123 dB with Transient Material, A-Weighted, 22 kHz BW
121 dB with Transient Material, Unweighted, 22 kHz BW
115 dB Typical with Program Material, A-weighted, 22 kHz BW

D/A Performance
D/A Converter: 24-Bit
D/A Dynamic Range: 112 dB A-Weighted, 110 dB Unweighted
Internal Processing32-Bit Floating Point
Sample Rate48 kHz
Dynamic RangeA-Weighted: 110 dB Unweighted: 107 dB
THD + N0.003% Typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, 0 dB Input Gain
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, (+0 / -0.5 dB)
CrosstalkInterchannel Crosstalk: < -110 dB, -120 dB Typical (Input to Output: < -100 dB)
LatencyInput to Output: 1.847 ms
PowerOperating Voltage: 100 to 120 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 22 W
Dimensions1.8 x 5.8 x 19" / 4.4 x 14.6 x 48.3 cm
Weight5.3 lb / 2.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.3 x 11.5 x 3.8"

dbx PA2 Reviews

A timeless classic

By Tamas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

No need to write a lengthy review. This piece of equipment has been the industry standard for PA systems for a long time.

My 1st purchase

By Lawrence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-08

Your website is easy to navigate plus your inventory is large. I had no problem finding what I needed, not to mention the prices which in my estimation is excellent. Thanks B&H.

B&H + DriveRack PA2 = A+++

By DANNY
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-17

Been needing one of these for a while, Built in Feedback Suppression, Built in 31 Band dual EQ, 8 Band parametric EQ, and outstanding 2 or 3 way crossover just to name a few. B&H delivers! Thanks Guys, You have a new customer forever.

amazing

By demetrius
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-05

works as described

gotta love the drive rack

By phillip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-22

wish the controls were a little more capable and would allow more full range speaker wizard configuration. but fantastic tool that goes in all my builds by default.

Love it!

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-14

I use these all the time for installations.  Best pro sound calibration tool Ive used.

Excellent tool, needs few improvements

By Miroslav
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-17

I used it many times in PA situation and recently as a art of installed system. Its easy to work with it but could use improvements like adding your own user presets for EQ section at least, adding power switch at least on the back. its great that supports all platforms for the network wired/wifi control. Also, please update ip setup with more obvious way to reset or manually put in on the device itself.

dbx DriveRack PA2

By Christopher
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-23

Awesome unit, these things get some bad rap from some of the "pros" due to all of the "auto" features but even the pros can't argue that it replaces a lot of other standalone units. I do not use for Auto EQ, I always walk the room with my iPad and set the graphic EQ and adjust crossover points. The AFS (advanced feedback suppression) is an invaluable tool and should be used by everyone from a wedding DJ to a full FOH setup. Two things it's missing that would make it 5-stars... #1 is the ability to use "MIDs" output for anything else like a separate output for fill speakers that could have their own delay. Most users are using 2 way mains (or powered speakers with internal crossovers) so they don't need the "MIDs" option. #2 is updated loudspeaker and amplifier profiles. I'm not sure how many settings are truly preset when you load the profiles, but it is shocking that this $450 current model DRPA built by the Harman Group doesn't feature profiles for the current offerings from JBL and Crown. Really scratching my head on that one. Overall great unit, makes an excellent addition to any loudspeaker setup. The features as well as the savings in space over an entire rack of processing equipment makes it well worth its price.

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Can I connect an amp for full range speakers to ...

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Asked by: Clifton
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can i use crossover settings on full range application 1? which it have only high output enable.
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