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Behringer FBQ2496 Feedback Destroyer Pro

The Behringer FBQ2496 features ultra-fast feedback detection and pristine 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters. It kills feedback without killing your sound. (28) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The FBQ2496 is the fastest (>0.2 sec.) and the only 96kHz feedback suppressor on the market. Using an ultra-fast feedback detection algorithm, it automatically and 'intelligently' locates up to 20 feedback frequencies per channel and sets extremely narrow notch filters to 'destroy' them, leaving the remainder of the signal virtually untouched. Easy does it: with the 'Set-and-Forget' default setting plus the Panic button, your Feedback Destroyer can be up and running in no time! The auto mode continuously monitors the mix, resetting programmed filters automatically, while the manual mode allows individual setting of up to 40 fully parametric filters with frequency, bandwidth and gain adjustment. Open MIDI architecture means that future software updates and flexible communication with digital equipment are a no-brainer. With its various modes you can master just about any live sound situation or use it as a creative sound-shaping tool.

Features:

- Automatically and 'intelligently' locates and destroys up to 20 frequencies per channel
- Ultra-fast feedback detection (>0.2 sec) due to proprietary FFT signal analysis
- Ultra-narrow notch-filters (up to 1/60th octave) for very effective feedback suppression, while keeping highest sonic quality
- 'Set-and-forget' default setting plus Panic button enable immediate and super-easy Feedback Destroyer performance
- Auto mode continuously monitors the mix, resetting programmed filters automatically
- Single-shot mode automatically detects and destroys feedback and locks the filter until you reset it manually
- Manual mode allows individual setting of up to 40 fully parametric filters with frequency, bandwidth and gain adjustment
- Ultra-high resolution 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converter powered by a 32-bit DSP for ultimate audio performance
- Open MIDI architecture for future software updates and flexible communication with digital equipment
- Balanced inputs and servo-balanced outputs with gold-plated XLR and 1/4' TRS connectors
- Internal switch-mode power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus lowest possible power consumption for energy savings
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany

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Audio Inputs
- Connections: XLR and 1/4 in. TRS stereo connector
- Type: Electronically balanced input
- Input impedance: approx. 20 kOhms balanced
- Nominal Input Level: -10 dbV/ +4 dBu (adjustable)
- Max. Input Signal Level: +20 dBu at +4 dBu nominal level, +6 dbV at -10 dBV nominal level, typically -40 dB

Audio Outputs
- Connections: XLR and 1/4 in. TRS stereo connector
- Type: Balanced
- Output Impedance: approx. 200 Ohms balanced
- Max. Output Level: +20 dBu at +4 dBu nominal level, +6 dBV at -10dBV nominal level

Bypass
- Type: Relay, hard bypass in case of power outage

System information
- Frequency Response: <10 Hz to 44 kHz
- Dynamic Range: 107 dB
- THD: 0.007 % typically at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, amplification 1
- Crosstalk: <-100 dB @ 1 kHz

MIDI Interface
- Type: 5-pole DIN connectors IN/OUT/THRU

Digital Processing
- Converter: 24 Bit / 96 kHz
- Sample Rate: 96 kHz

Parametric Equalizer (PEQ)
- Type: Max. 20 independent, fully parametric filters per channel
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Bandwidth: 1/60th to 10 octaves
- Possible Value Range: +15 to -36 dB

Feedback Destroyer (FBQ)
- Type: Digital signal analysis for feedback recognition purposes
- Filter: Max. 20 digital notch filters per channel
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Bandwidth: 1/60th octave
- Possible Value Range: 0 to -36 dB

Display
- Type: 3-digit numeric LED display

Power Supply
- Mains Voltage: ~100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: Approx. 10 W
- Fuse: T 1 A H 250 V
- Mains Connector: Standard receptacle

Dimensions/Weight
- Dimensions (H x W x D): Approx. 1 3/4 in. x 19 in. x 7 1/2 in.
- Weight: Approx. 4.2 lbs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 12 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (28 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Operating manual ISSUES!!... but once you set this unit up you will be pleased!"
Sound: The unit does what is claims to do... eliminate feedback and allow the audio to be virtually untouched or colored in any way. I am very pleased with the unit once set up. Ease of Use: Why a rating of only 5? Because the newer unit OS ver 1.1 purchased in May 2009 does not set up per the operating manual (operating manual ver1.0 written in 2005). I own two of these units, the older unit OS ver1.0 purchased in 2006 sets up as advertised but this unit DOES NOT! You MUST initially put the unit in PEQ mode (parametric eq) and use the fly set up control wheel and set the mumber of parametric filters to some value (I chose zero) and then you can set the number of single shot filters and the balance of the remaining filters will function automatically. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE PROVIDED SOMEWHERE!!! After you do this initially it does not need to be repeated because the unit recalls all of the previous settings once the unit is powered down and it works GREAT! Quality: No problems here, the older unit has worked flawlessly for me now for 3 1/2 years. We play gigs 2-4 per month, we are pleased with how well the unit has performed once in operation. Value: Nobody can tough Behringer for price+performance. Manufacturer Support: I have had one experience with the Behringer company and they were very helpful. Zzounds has been wonderful to deal with as I have exchanged products with them and they have been very professional with me. Overall: Well built and performs as advertised... but Behringer needs a new technical writer on staff
Style of Music: Country / Classic Rock
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Sound: I have this unit connected to all of our vocal mics routed thru a sub-group and it is noiseless. Even when running all 20 filters on a channel the overall impact it has on the sound is negligible. Feature: The FBQ elimination features are nice and easy to manage. The use of this unit as a parametric EQ is just plain silly, however, due to reasons listed in "ease of use" below. Learn mode and autolearn mode are horrendously hard on your speakers because they have to really be ringing for the system to tag it as feedback and suppress it. I had to wear earplugs the first time I let the system learn by itself as it was screaming before suppression kicked in. The use of the panic button in learn mode does prevent this from happening. Recommended procedure for shooting a room is listed below. Ease of Use: As a feedback eliminator, this unit is easy to use. The manual is dense, but easy to understand IF you study it for a few days while the product is in the mail. The manual is rather deceptive in that it makes you think the unit will automatically nuke feedback within 0.2 seconds. Wrong. It takes much longer to learn or autolearn feedback frequencies and will blow out your eardrums or your speakers first. Here's what I have found works best: Setting the system to learn mode and then slowly increasing the gain on the entire system to deliberately induce feedback while pressing the panic button repeatedly. This helps the system detect feedback more quickly and will save your ears and your speakers. Once all 20 filters are full, back the gain off and you now have instant headroom. Now as a parametric EQ, navigation is so clumsy and difficult you'd be better just spending $100 on a 15-band standalone eq. Quality: The product looks nice. The brushed aluminum is gorgeous. I gave it a 9 and not a 10 because the knob on the front isn't perfectly round and feels and looks cheap when it's wobbling around as you turn it. Other than that, it is well made. Value: Feedback suppression for $150........you can't really go wrong here. Once you've figured the darn thing out it really does it's job well. I was able to DOUBLE the volume of our practices in a small room with this unit because of the feedback frequencies it was supressing. Manufacturer Support: Can't rate this one; haven't needed support. The Wow Factor: It has gain LED's and lots of red lights.....looks cool in the rack. I've seen sexier feedback eliminators, but for $150, this is as hot as she's gunna get. ;-) Overall: This product does what it's supposed to do and does it well, after you've figured out how to use it without blowing your ears or speakers. As I said before, autodetect functions are quite slow, but using the panic button to help her along greatly reduces the sound level required to trip a filter.
Style of Music: Rock
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