dbx Unveils Flagship DriveRack 4800 Processor

dbx Professional Products exhibited several new products at the recent Infocomm Convention, including the new DriveRack® 4800 System Processor, the ZonePro 1260 and 1261 digital zone processors and the previously released ZonePro 640 and 641 processors.
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dbx DriveRack 4800

dbx Professional Products exhibited several new products at the recent Infocomm Convention, including the new DriveRack® 4800 System Processor, the ZonePro 1260 and 1261 digital zone processors and the previously released ZonePro 640 and 641 processors.

The dbx DriveRack 4800 is the next generation of the critically acclaimed line of DriveRack processors. Featuring familiar processing functions and new algorithms, including dbx’s Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™), the DriveRack 4800 is designed to provide the front-of-house engineer, monitor engineer and systems design contractor with the necessary control tools for live sound reinforcement situations. The unit’s 96kHz processing engine and standard digital I/O further extends frequency response and reduces latency, while an optional CobraNet card enhances versatility.

Using four analog AES/EBU inputs, with eight analog and AES/EBU outputs, the DriveRack 4800 also features Harman Professional’s latest HiQnet™ protocol. Additionally, the Harman Professional System Architect GUI supplies complete manipulation capability of the DriveRack 4800 and other HiQnet-enabled Harman Professional products.

Features include selectable DSP inserts on the inputs and outputs, a wealth of EQ, Delay, classic dbx compression and limiting, bandpass and crossover filters and an ergonomically designed front panel with full color screen display. It is available at an estimated street price of $3999.98.

Dbx also exhibited the ZonePro 1260 and 1261 Digital Zone Processors. Along with the previously released ZonePro 640 and 641, the 1260 and 1261 are the first system processors built from the ground up to deliver powerful DSP for Commercial Audio applications.

The units offer 12 inputs and six outputs and flexible routing, and each output zone can be configured with either a mixer or a router with primary, priority and paging sources with both Priority Override and Page Ducking.

Besides flexible signal routing, the ZonePro products offer DSP processing optimized to increase the intelligibility of input sources such as EQ, feedback suppression, compression, de-essing and gating. Additionally there is processing to maximize the efficiency of the outputs such as bandpass filters, delay, EQ, and a dynamics module where you can select between a compressor, limiter or automatic gain control. There is also a patent-pending AutoWarmth® function that dynamically adjusts the amount of low frequency based on the average level of the input signal. The ZonePro 1260 and 1261 are currently available at an estimated street price of $1799.95 and $1599.95, respectively.

In addition, the company exhibited the iEQ line of Intelligent Digital Graphic Equalizers. The dbx iEQ series consists of the iEQ 15, which is a Dual 15-Band, and the iEQ 31, which is a Dual 31-Band.

Visit www.dbxpro.com for more information.