In Frankfurt, Germany, Harman’s dbx announced the goRack Performance Processor ($99.95 street price), a loudspeaker management processor that optimizes a portable P.A. system. The dbx goRack connects between a mixer and an amplifier via its stereo inputs and outputs, which accommodate both XLR and ¼-inch connectors. It can also be used as a stand-alone performance processor/mixer for a solo artist.
The goRack incorporates a simplified version of dbx’s DriveRack series processing in a compact unit, including EQ, compression, AFS Automatic Feedback Suppression, Subharmonic Synthesis for enhanced low-frequency response and more. Five buttons offer access to the most commonly used processing effects, and a large data wheel lets users quickly dial in any of the goRack’s processing sound-enhancement effects including 20 musical genre-based 31-band graphic EQ settings.
The goRack’s compressor is based on the design of the original dbx 163X. The goRack also includes dual dbx mic preamps, selectable mic/line input settings, and Aux input and left and right channel volume controls.
The dbx goRack Performance Processor will be available in July 2015.
Find more information at dbxpro.com/en-US/products/gorack.