dbx Professional is now shipping the new DriveRack PA2 loudspeaker management system, offering a new Wizard for faster and easier set-up, new AutoEQ providing touring-quality room EQ, and accurate Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS).
The DriveRack PA2 can be operated via its front-panel controls and display as well as controlled via Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows mobile devices/laptops using the free dbx PA2 Control App, available at www.dbxpro.com along with the iTunes Store and Google Play. Users have access to a host of configuration menus and on their mobile device or laptop, with full-color graphical displays that give ready visual indications of the parameters being adjusted.
The improved AutoEQ enables automatic and precise equalization of the loudspeakers to the venue in which they’re installed to achieve smoother, more accurate in-room frequency response. The AFS (Advanced Feedback Suppression) feature automatically finds and dials out any problematic feedback-producing frequencies.
The PA2 also offers additional system-tuning and sonic optimization capabilities, including dbx compression, graphic and 8-band parametric EQ, a new input delay module for delaying the front of house system to the backline, exclusive Subharmonic Synthesis for enhanced low-frequency response, a built-in loudspeaker crossover (for full-range, 2-way and 3-way systems), limiting, loudspeaker time alignment and many additional features.
“Setting up a PA can be one of the most challenging aspects of live performing, especially for local and semi-pro musicians who have to do it themselves, but the DriveRack PA2 makes the process fast, accurate and stress-free,” states Noel Larson, director of marketing, Harman Signal Processing. “Getting great live sound is now as easy as reaching for your phone or laptop.”
The dbx DriveRack PA2 is available at a suggested retail price of $499.95.