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dbx AFS224 Feedback Eliminator, New

Stop feedback from stealing the show with dbx's AFS224 Feedback Eliminator. Ultra-narrow 1/80th-octave filters notch out up to 24 problem frequencies, fast! (57) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Advanced technology and extremely narrow, 1/80th-octave filters put the dbx AFS224 at the head of the pack! The concept of the Feedback Eliminator is not original, but it took dbx to make it this musical and usable for all pro audio applications. Where other Eliminators feature filters as wide as about 1/10th-octave, or increase the size of their filters the deeper they cut, the AFS adaptively changes the filter Q using as few filters as possible which makes more filters available to remove feedback. Now your mix will retain all of its punch and sparkle - without the feedback! Live Filter Lift automatically handles feedback reduction, plus all filter resets. Add the AFS224 to your live rack & eliminate feedback problems!

The dbx AFS224 Advanced Feedback Suppression processor was designed to provide state-of-the art feedback elimination processing, while maintaining a simple and intuitive control interface. From the powerful DSP module to the no-nonsense user interface, the AFS224 provides all the processing and control necessary for both installation and live use. The AFS224 is an absolute must for any live sound application.

Ten and twelve filter feedback elimination processors have become the de facto standard, but the engineering staff at dbx have never been quite content residing in the neighborhood of the status quo. So, to raise the bar once again, they went out and developed a dedicated feedback suppression processor that offers up to 24 filters per channel with filter Qs up to 1/80 of an octave. To achieve these staggering numbers dbx utilized their patent-pending AFS technology that had previously only been available in the upper echelon line of products and made it available in this stand-alone processor, which takes all of the guesswork out of feedback removal. In addition to the plethora of feedback suppression filters available, the dbx AFS224 also offers selectable modes, live filter lift, and types of filtration, which are all readily available via the intuitive user interface front panel.

Features

- dbx's Patent-pending (Advanced Feedback Suppression) AFS (tm) technology
- 24 Programmable Filters per Channel
- Stereo or Dual Independent Channel Processing
- Live and Fixed Filter Modes
- Selectable Filter Lift Times
- Application-specific filter types include: Speech and Music Low, Med and High
- Input channel Metering
- 24 LED per Channel Filter Metering
- XLR and TRS Inputs and Output

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Analog Inputs
Number of Inputs: 2
Connectors: Female XLR and 1/4 in. TRS
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced 50kOhms, Unbalanced 25kOhms
Maximum input line level: +20dBu
CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB @ 1kHz

Analog Outputs
Number of Outputs: 2
Connectors: Male XLR and 1/4 in. TRS
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced >120 Ohms, unbalanced >60 Ohms
Max Output Level: +20dBu

A/D Performance
Type: dbx Type IV conversion system
Dynamic Range: >113 dB A-weighted, >110 dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
Type IV dynamic range: >119 dB,A-weighted, 22kHz BW >117 dB, unweighted, 22kHz BW
A/D Conversion: 24 bit
Sample Rate: 48kHz

D/A Performance
Dynamic Range: 112 dB A-weighted, 109dB unweighted
D/A Conversion: 24 bit

System Performance
Dynamic Range: >109dB A-weighted, >106 dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
THD+N: 0.003% typical at +4dBu, 1kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 0.5dB
Interchannel Crosstalk: >80dB typical
Crosstalk input to output: >80dB

Operating Voltage: 100VAC 50/60Hz, 120VAC 60Hz and 230VAC 50/60Hz

Power Consumption: 9 Watts

Safety Agency Approvals:
UL 6500
IEC 60065
EN 55013
E 60065
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 11 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 801-568-7660
Customer Reviews
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Sound: Filters are a little audible and it does color the sound. Feature: Very simple design, but quite useful. Fixed filters for ringing out the monitors, Live filters for any feedback surprises during the gig. Live filter release times. And filter Q width options. Ease of Use: Read through the instructions and practice with this unit a few times before you use it live to get the hang of it. I can ring out my monitors in under a minute with this device (12 fixed filters on each channel). Quality: First thing I noticed was this thing is solid and heavier than expected. Compared to other effects units I have that are twice the size are half the weight of this unit. DBX makes high quality everything. Value: For me this device is worth its weight in gold. It is easy to use and it allows me to drastically increase the headroom of my monitors in less than 5 minutes time. I bought the B Stock and my unit looks, performs, and was packaged as if it were brand new. Manufacturer Support: works like a charm haven't had to deal with support. The Wow Factor: I wanted something to help me manage my need for louder monitors with limited time from unloading the van to the show is in full motion. Overall: In my sound situations (on the fly and in a rush) there is no time to ring out the monitors propwely with an EQ. The less howling cat noise the better in front of audiences and customers in bars and small venues I operate in. With this unit I can ring out the monitors in less than a minute. Sometimes I have to let feedback ring loud for a few seconds before the filter catches it but usually when set to "music low" it catches the feedback suprisingly fast. This unit has allowed me to run my monitors over 30% louder (judged by volume knob positions)with no feedback. Because this does color the sound I would not recommend it for mains, only use it on monitors. I think the coloration is worth it in the end if the performer can hear themselves and are happy. Professionals talk down about these devices and are against using them, but professionals usually operate in a professional environment where they have more time to do everything correctly. This unit is no where near as effective or as good as a 31 band EQ and properly ringing out the monitors, however, this device has helped me do things as close to correct as I can in chaotic sound environments. I usually have about 30 minutes from the time I start unloading the van to the time the show starts. I need all the time I can get for sound check and making sure the FOH is perfect.
Style of Music: Punk, Rock, Folk, Blues, Ska, Metal, Funk, Country
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Sound: This unit does not affect the sound much if it all, I only use it on the bands monitors ande the only thing in them is vocals, I us the medium setting Feature: Just the amount of features I need, this unit is very easy to set up and run. It has a selectable filter width for high music low music medium music and speach...I find the medium works the best for me Ease of Use: This is where the DBX shines ! I have owned both Behringer units and they were awefull and complicated to set up and I could never get those to work right so I gave up sold them and just ordered this, I had it up and running out of the box in ten minutes reducing all my monitor feedback and gaining me half more volume db headromm whatever it was fantastic! Quality: The build quality is exelent and its made and built for the road I see no issues at all with this unit holding up on the road and thats why I got one, I play small clubs and bars and am constantly moving stuff Value: In my opinion if your a weekend warrior like me whom plays local clubs and bars this is an ABSOLUTE must have! You can forge3t about your feedback worries and thats worth every penny to me, I use the driverack px on my mains and use this unit on my monitors...I struggled with nagging feedback long enough thank god for the AFS ! The behringers sat unused in my rack I should have baught the dbx to begin with, Its a great value and if your not a trained pro this will save you tons of valuable time, especially when you load up and set up and only have 40 minutes to do it! The Wow Factor: You dont want this....You Need this!! Its that worthwhile an investment, the best feedback surpressor made, please dont do what I did and spend 99 bucks on the behringer thinking it must be the3 same what the heck?? nope wrong its not, this unit will make you smile!I Overall: I feel like my feedback issues are over now, I am the sound man of the band and also the drummer so I cant baby sit an EQ all night or worry about the singer getting to close to a speaker, this thing is the best piece of equipment in my rack!
Style of Music: Classic rock
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