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