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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: DBX DRIVE RACK P A Reply with quote

I saw one of these on Craigslist so I thought I'd check it out.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DriveRackPA

I haven't got the bucks for one now, but maybe this would be the most logical piece of gear to buy for my system (2 powered mackies and a soundcraft board with lexicon on board).

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it is going to do much for you, unless you need the crossover features. The EQ is nothing special, and the "sub-harmonic" synth thingy is worthless.

If you need an eq, look at ART, dbx, and Ashley for good sounding, lower cost units.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. It just an eq, crossover unit with some "special" features. I'd be looking at an Ashley eq and a Drawmer dynamics unit.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK.. These units are great if you need the features. The matrix setup for speaker control is excellent for multi speaker setups(more than 2 mains).

The room setup tool is fantastic. You can ring out a room automatically and it really does do a great job as long as you have a quality sampling microphone for the input. The built in compressors, limiters etc are like stand alone units but thats the point... you don't need another unit to run some compression/limiting over your mix. This does NOT give you individual compressors to patch into single channels.

The unit has a lot of different uses that you can get with other units. You just need a lot of other units to do what this can do.

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked into these things way back and the overriding purpose seemed to be to make life easy for the soundman. Very effective if you have speakers and amps that match the data profiles already in the unit (or is that feature in the bigger brother?) If you work without a soundman I see these things as being very useful indeed. Very nice to not have to worry about run away feedback scenarios.

I never bought one - didn't have the coin at the time. There have been many occasions where I wished I had - if they're as good as I've heard others claim.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a friend in BR that thinks it's a great piece of gear.
He has several so he'll have one on all his PA's from small to large.

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