dbx introduced the new DriveRack 4800 System Processor, which provides versatility and intuitive control for live performance applications and is the next generation of the line of DriveRack processors. Featuring all the familiar processing functions and a host of new algorithms, including dbx’s Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™), the DriveRack 4800 is designed to provide the front-of-house (FOH) engineer, monitor engineer and systems design contractor with the necessary control tools for any live sound reinforcement situation.
The unit’s 96kHz processing engine and standard digital I/O extends frequency response and reduces latency, while an optional CobraNet™ card enhances the versatility. Using four analog and AES/EBU inputs, with eight analog and AES/EBU outputs, the DriveRack 4800 also features Harman Professional’s latest HiQnet™ protocol.
The HiQnet control backbone can be used to monitor and control signal routing, as well as the processing of multiple DriveRack 4800 units from various locations, all using standard Ethernet equipment including routers and wireless access points. HiQnet control extends to the new Harman Professional System Architect GUI, which provides user-assignable signal routing, control groups and customized control panels.
Harman Professional System Architect GUI supplies complete manipulation capability of not just the DriveRack 4800 but also any other HiQnet-enabled Harman Professional products, such as Crown I-Tech amplifiers, JBL DrivePack loaded speakers, AKG WMS 4000 wireless microphones and the Studer Vista 8 mixing console.
The dbx DriveRack 4800 is available for $3,749.95.