A venue owner is hot and bothered to install a DRPA. He is thinking it will be a one-unit fix-all-of-our -problems box. His regular knob-turner can. Sorry, the dbx DriveRack PA2 Package – with RTA Mic, Stand, and Cable is no longer available. We’ve left this page up for reference only. Check out the great. Hi,i want to know, why should i or why shouldn’t i use it. If you think it is ok to use it, how.

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I am using the DR correctly too with the JBL and Crown amp settings and setting everything at unity gain and at the same clip point, nothing is over driven This hopefully becomes a blatant indication to the dummy pushing things to hard, to back off to a reasonable level.

Keep the other side through the DRPA and shut down the sub amp. Just looking for some input. Help FAQs Go to top. Buttons start to go a little quick – but you usually aren’t playing with those if you get it set up correctly.

View the Media Kit. To clarify things, first of all your amp has to be able to swing whatever voltage you wish to set erpa limiter to, plus at least a little bit of reserve, otherwise the amp will clip before the limiter clamps down on the signal. I use the DRPA a lot for smaller installs. His regular knob-turner can set levels and adjust the FX. No not using any software on the amps.

Fine until someone backstage starts twiddling knobs and opens up the level controls on the power amps. I have a Midas Venice that I use and the sound coming out of it is incredible based on what I am hearing while using my Sony headphones.

Since your issue is with clarity and crispness, you’re talking about the MRX’s. Another thing, maybe regarding only the DRPA series, but the normal sequence to set the gain structure as listed on the DBX forum, allows for a final position of the gain pot on the amp itself. The truth be known, if the limiters ddrpa set correctly, the amp should never have the opportunity to approach clipping.


Why not have him take a look at the DR or a Minidrive. We limit the subs because you will not hear them distort. Tomorrow, for which I work, is mine. Just because a is a “better” product; it doesn’t xrpa improve your situation if you’re having troubles running a DRPA. Dbbx one on monitors really the backup had the screen go blank.

Nothing is reliable in a harsh enviroment. On the contrary, over on the harmony central forum I have read a few people say to run the amps gain full open and let the DRPA do the limiting, since it will clip before the amps do regardless because of input threshold or something. It’s not that the sound is bad According to the DBX gurus this doesn’t render the best signal to noise ratio, but I would sooner put up with a slightly higher noise floor than having the cones turned inside out.

He is thinking it will be a one-unit fix-all-of-our -problems box.

DBX DRPA – Long term use / reliability

Did you use the wizard or did you set it up manually? A venue owner is hot and bothered to install a DRPA.

Are you using the software in the amps as well as the DRPA? Previous 1 2 Next. For example, if the amp can only produce 54 volts flat out before clip, and you set the limiter threshold to 60V, the limiter will not prevent clipping in any way. Ryan Jenkins “Two days until the end of when I don’t know what to think. Mackie CR – old! What you can measure vs what you can hear come at different price points. So run one side directly from the Venice to one amp to the ‘s.

Shouldn’t be any problems at all regarding audio quality. There’s also a negative ebx. Used in this way, the audio signal is unaltered and faithfully reproduced until you exceed the limiter threshold, and then you hear extreme compression.


The Minidrives made an immediate difference in the sound, for the better. You’ll still need the s but for the price of the and a decent analog crossover you can have the DRPA and its additional features. I have had two for about three year now. What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it’s all about?

Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website. It will also allow you to at least make a decent attempt at EQ’ing your system and keeping wandering fingers from messing with it you might leave the dual 15 inline for those who just have to twiddle- although a properly tuned system shouldn’t require an EQ change going from folky to hairband.

It will provide you with the crossover you are currently missing and allow you to put hard limiting on the system for those 80’s hair band types. Life is just a game, don’t take it to seriously! Came in the next day to take it out of the rack for repair and just to see I powered it up. I use a Phonic PAA2 to monitor the frequencies and everything is in line. So the moron that dares touch your gear could turn down the amp gain and, but never cook the driver by turning the gain up.

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He has the blessed Alesis comp on the monitor feed!?!?!?!? Home Board index Electronics Mixers and Processors. There is no real need to set limiters for tops, as you will hear them distort.

I also use a Medusa Whirlwind snake so the chain I think is pretty good stuff. The response I am getting locally is that the DR is the weak link in the system and that most pros don’t like them Another option would be to go to xrpa Ashly Protea 3.