dbx DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System

dbx DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System

dbx DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System

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Product Highlights

  • Loudspeaker Management
  • Mac, PC, iOS & Android Mobile Control
  • Crossover for 2- or 3-Way Systems
  • AutoEQ Automatic Room EQ Function
  • Automatic Feedback Suppression
  • dbx Compression & Limiting
  • 8-Band Parametric EQ & Graphic EQ
  • Subharmonic Synthesis
  • Driver-Alignment Delay
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The dbx DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System is 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.

The AutoEQ algorithm is designed to ensure an accurate, fast, and non-intrusive 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: 691991401480
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dbx DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    dbx PA2 specs

    Analog Inputs Number of Inputs: 2 x line inputs, 1 x RTA mic input
    Connectors: 2 x female XLR line inputs, 1 x female XLR RTA mic input
    Type: Electronically balanced/RF filtered
    Impedance: > 50 kOhms
    Max Input Level (line inputs): > +20 dBu
    CMRR: > 45 dB
    RTA Mic Preamp Phantom Power: +15 VDC
    Analog Outputs Number 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 Conversion A/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 Processing 32-bit floating point
    Sample Rate 48 kHz
    Dynamic Range A-Weighted: 110 dB Unweighted: 107 dB
    THD + N 0.003% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, 0 dB input gain
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, (+0 /- 0.5 dB)
    Crosstalk Interchannel Crosstalk: < -110 dB, -120 dB typical (input-to-output: < -100 dB)
    Latency Input to output: 1.847 ms
    Power Operating Voltage: 100 to 120 VAC 50/60 Hz or 220 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption: 22 W
    Dimensions (H x D x W) 1.8 x 5.8 x 19.0" / 44.5 x 146.1 x 482.6 mm
    Weight 5.3 lb / 2.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.3 x 11.5 x 3.8"

    dbx PA2 reviews

    DriveRack PA2 Complete Loudspeaker Management System is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good For LIVE And Install User Friendly!! Especially when Hooking it up To A Computer or ipad via Router, The PROS: Lots Of Amazing Features Even For None Pros, The FeedBack Eliminator Works Well ! Kicks In, On Time , CONS: You Can NOT Manually Customize Assign The 6 Outputs Like LOW MID HIGH , You Have To Start With A PreSet In Order TO Modify it, In My Case, I Am Using 3 Speakers, 2 in FOH R. & L., And 1 Back Fill, So If I wanna Have A Separate Control For The Back Fill , I Had To Plug it In , In The MID output,! But It Was Very Complicated To Make It Work As A Regular Fill Speaker Like The FOH Also You Don't Really Have A Output Or Input Control!! Accept When You Activate The Limiter Or Compressor
    Date published: 2016-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit easy to use i was planning on buying the driverack PA+ till i saw the PA2 unit. what can i say it is easy to use and setup. you are not stuck standing behind stage having to play with a click wheel, you are able to setup and control everything in the unit from a computer Mac, PC, IOS or Android device, One thing that i would do is get a small router to setup as just a Sound network so you don't get unwanted users controlling your driverack i am using a sec gen apple airport extreme the only con that i have is that it does not come with the RTA measurement mic.
    Date published: 2014-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPERB TOOL! Great Product. We use mainly for live applications. All you need is your mixer, a Driverack, and your amp/powered speakers. The compression and limiter dynamics are superb. Moreover the other functions Parametric and Graphic EQ, Crossover, Delay, Subharmonic Synth, Feedback Suppressor, and Automatic EQ Functioning brings a new dimension in engineering your sound. It protects your system greatly as well. Can control this specific model using tablet / computer (with a router). Up to 3 Way control but I guess if you need more you can get the 260 or newer Venue series Dracks. More advanced than the PA+. Uses a Frequency Signal Sweep as opposed to Pink Noise....hence, more accurate measurement and settings. Most Definitely recommend this tool for audio engineer/technician.
    Date published: 2015-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable Wireless Show Control I've been using the original DRPA since it came out and have always wanted to operate it from the mix position. Having owned the DRPA2 for a couple months now I am pleased with the wireless capabilities, and the updated features, such as the removal of the on/off switch from the front panel. Yes, it's a pain to manually transfer all my settings from my old processor to the new one, but now it's done. I am awaiting the ability to store settings from the software to my computer.
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Equipment Sound: Once installed and configured for the system it is amazingly simple to setup for different venues. The wizards walk you though everything and even tell you how much to boost or cut the attenuaters on your power amps. This is really amazing in clubs that have odd configurations or walls sitting in the way. for example it will tell you to decrease your right top cabinet by 5db if it is needed to correct for the shape of the room. Features: It only takes one rack space at replaces an entire rack of effects and processing units, The feed back suppression is pretty amazing you hear that low level feedback starting and before you can turn and look at it, the feedback is gone. The wizards and android control app are extremely easy to use. The speaker offsets are something I would have never thought of but I am convinced that little details like that are what makes this such an amazing product. Ease of Use: With the wizards it is pretty painless to set-up the only thing I can see that would improve it is to have wireless functionality on-board so that an external router is not needed. Quality: It is sturdy. I expect that short of something drastic happening to still be using this when I get too old to play anymore. Value: In short for a gigging band that is never in the same venue two nights in a row, you cannot afford to not have this if you want clean consistent sound. Manufacturer Support: I had a question regarding my particular speaker configuration and posted a question to the manufacturers site and got an answer almost immediately. The answer was one that I may have figured out on my own given time, but was pleasant timely and accurate. This allowed me to get up and running sooner, with less worry. Thanks DBX!
    Date published: 2016-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my application I have been using 4 separate devices (6 RU) between my console and amps and passive speakers. A 31 band graphic, comp/lim, PEQ and active 3 way crossover. I purchased a DriveRack PA2 and loaded the latest firmware version, This 1 RU processor has all of my existing functionality plus the ability to compensate for crossover delays and physical alignment of the drivers. My PA never sounded this good before. Proper phase alignment of drivers at the crossover points makes a difference that you hear.
    Date published: 2017-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use This has made the sound in our sanctuary 100 times better in 5 minutes!
    Date published: 2014-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and Easy Setup With the RTA mic (included as part of my purchase from B&H), the setup process couldn't be easier. I've used this with two different PA systems so far (one Meyer, one K-Array), and the sound quality with both systems was fantastic.
    Date published: 2016-05-11
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