dbx announces the DriveRack PA² Loudspeaker Management System, which enables a loudspeaker system to be quickly and accurately optimized for the best-possible sound quality. The PA² is suitable for bands, musicians and artists who carry their own PA and for a wide range of installed sound applications.
The original DriveRack PA is popular with bands bands all around the world by providing all of the processing you needed between your mixer and amplifiers to optimize and protect your loudspeakers. The DriveRack PA² is designed to takes this to a whole new level.
A new Wizard allows for faster and easier set-up, new AutoEQ and AFS provide professional touring quality room EQ and accurate Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS). All can now be controlled on the fly using a mobile device or laptop using Ethernet control via an Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows device. Users have access to a host of configuration menus and on their mobile device, with full-color graphical displays that give ready visual indications of the parameters being adjusted. The DriveRack PA² can also be operated via its front-panel controls and display.
The 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 should find and dial out problematic feedback-producing frequencies.
The PA² offers additional system-tuning and sonic optimization capabilities, including dbx compression, graphic and 8-band parametric EQ, dbx’s 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 time delay and many additional features.
“Setting up a PA can be challenging even under the best of circumstances, and with the introduction of the DriveRack PA², local musicians, weekend warriors, semi-pro players, wedding bands and even established artists and venues now have a remarkably effective tool for getting better live sound than ever before,” said Noel Larson, Market Manager, Portable PA, Tour, and Recording at Harman Signal Processing.