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Rating and Reviews: dbx DriveRack PA2

Tune your PA with dbx's AutoEQ room analysis, feedback suppression, graphic/parametric EQ, compression/limiting, alignment delay and crossover processing.

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"The one piece of gear your band should not be without!" submitted April 21, 2016

By Lee L in Newport News, VA
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Musical Background: I am a bassist and have been playing in gigging bands since the mid 80's
Music Style: I have played in many different bands over the years
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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. Feature: 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! The Wow Factor: Wow is an understatement, our sound is so clean that we even had a club owner mention (as they all seem to do) You were a little loud tonight but with sound that clean it doesn't really matter. Overall: I needed to buy a crossover, I needed to upgrade my EQ and I was interested in automatic feedback suppression because mixing sound from stage is complicated enough. It seemed a good value to get all of that in one unit. The unit is not overly complicated but it is not plug and play either. There are still functions on it I have not enabled (subharmonic synth) due to the fact that we do run sound from stage and I simply cannot listen, play and sing while adjusting them to learn how to use them to the best advantage. From the first gig with it our sound was greatly improved and has only gotten better as we become more familiar with the unit.
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