dbx DriveRack PA2

Loudspeaker management system

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There's a new sheriff in town

dbx designed the DriveRack Series to be all you need between your mixer and your speakers, optimizing your system and protecting your speakers with features like Auto EQ and Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS). The DriveRack PA2 adds Ethernet connectivity and other useful new functions to the existing set of DriveRack tools and capabilities.

Improved tuning and control

The PA2's improved Auto EQ allows you to tailor your PA's response to the room in a matter of seconds without subjecting the audience to lengthy bursts of pink noise. The AFS function has been updated for quicker and more precise response that won't affect your system's sound. The automatic setup Wizards have also been improved, helping you to configure level matching, Auto EQ, and AFS, as well as to access dbx's database of speaker and amplifier tunings. You still have the option of manual, step-by-step setup, using the PA2's menus and Real Time Analyzer (RTA). It's the best of both worlds: your ears and the PA2's Wizards.

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You can use an iPad or your phone to make adjustments to your system.

Remote control

You can control the PA2 with an Ethernet signal from any portable device using Android®, iOS®, Mac®, and Windows®  operating systems, so you can make adjustments while walking through the venue. And with 75 user-programmable preset slots in addition to the 25 factory-programmed presets, you'll be able to store your settings.

Keeping the best parts

The PA2 also retains a host of features from the DriveRack Series, including user-controllable graphic EQ on the input stage and 8-band parametric EQ on the output stage, subharmonic synthesis for massive bass response, and classic dbx compression and limiting. The PA2's limiting is post-crossover, so you can limit your subwoofer or other frequency ranges after the crossover point has been determined. The crossover offers full-range, 2-way, or 3-way operation and the choice of Butterworth or Linkwitz-Riley filtering. And the PA2 also retains the RTA, which you can set with the use of dbx's RTA-M reference microphone (sold separately).

The PA2 is another step in the evolution of the DriveRack Series, bringing you more functionality than ever. Wouldn't you feel better if you were optimized?

Product Highlights:

  • speaker management system
  • control the PA2 with an Ethernet signal from almost any portable device
  • feedback elimination with improved feedback suppression filters
  • Auto EQ function and gain control
  • 10ms of alignment delay
  • classic dbx compression and limiting
  • full bandpass, crossover, and routing configurations
  • noise generator and full-time real-time analyzer
  • subharmonic synthesizer for sub-bass EQ
  • setup wizard with tunings for major manufacturers and online access to user-created tunings
  • 25 factory preset programs and 75 user-configurable presets
  • weight: 5-1/4 lbs.
  • dimensions: 17-1/4"Wx 5-7/8"L x 1-3/4"H
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's a speaker management system and why would I want one?

A speaker management system is a multi-function signal processor, which is connected between the mixer and the amplifiers of a PA system or studio monitor setup. The processor uses equalizers, limiters, and a real time analyzer (RTA) to maximize the performance of the speaker system in a given venue, so the final mix sounds good and the speakers stay safe from damage. It used to take a rack full of expensive equipment to ensure good tone and safe operation of a sound system. Now you can get one small signal processing box that does all that work, and does most of it automatically.

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