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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The truth be known, if the limiters are set correctly, the amp should never have the opportunity to approach clipping.

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. Travis “Audio Viking” Baits ” The Minidrives made an immediate difference in the sound, for the better. We limit the subs because you will not hear them distort.

DBX DRPA good or not so good????

Join the HC Newsletter. Would that make up that much of a difference, again I am using cbx PAA2 as a spectrum analizer and the frequncies are all level. Nothing is reliable in a harsh enviroment. Running the amp wide open and the mixer low to control levels can result in high noise. However, in the case of BFM’s horn loaded designs, the limiter is set to prevent over-excursion of the voice coils, rather than preventing the amp from clipping.

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 Which might work better? Previous 1 2 Next. A venue owner is hot erpa bothered to install a DRPA. Check the price at NSL. I also use a Medusa Whirlwind snake so the chain I think is pretty good stuff. 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.


He has the blessed Alesis comp on the monitor feed!?!?!?!? Shouldn’t be any problems at all regarding audio quality. Please login or register.

This hopefully becomes a blatant indication to the dummy pushing things to hard, to back off to a reasonable level. Ryan Jenkins “Two days until the end of when I don’t know what to think.

The dbx has good converters. Came in the next day to take it out of the rack for repair and just to see I powered it up. View the Media Kit. They are more money but way more versatile. Or would I not notice any difference. I prefer to leave the compression off and just use the limiter function. Take a look at the DR I had 1 where some buttons on it stopped working save – of all Life is just a game, don’t take it to seriously!

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Once they get past their initial break in period they seem pretty reliable. I’d rather have the controls readily at hand for those nights where it goes from folky solo act, followed by a series of 80’s 90’s hair-metal tribute bands. I have had two for about three year now. Usually you’d set the limiter at full amp gain. Buttons start to go a little quick – but you usually aren’t playing with those if you get it set up correctly. It’s better to ensure that no level settings can possibly be increased after the limiters.

Another option would be to go to an Ashly Protea 3. Have you tried without the Vrpa


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Just looking for some input. Used in this way, the audio signal is unaltered and faithfully reproduced until you exceed the limiter threshold, and then you hear extreme compression. 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. BTW, here’s the layout now: To clarify things, first of all your amp has to be able to swing whatever voltage you wish to set the limiter to, plus at least a little bit of reserve, otherwise the amp will clip before the limiter clamps down on the signal.

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 is what seperates the men form the boys IME.

So the moron that dares touch your gear could turn down the dfpa gain and, but never cook the driver by turning the gain up.

Yeah, for an install, I’d go at least srpa the DR There’s also a negative side. Perhaps your expectations are unrealistic.

I think the advice is about right in assuming the DRPA is the weak link as I had to play with it for awhile to get it sounding its best, but if not setup correctly it’s a fast downhill spiral. You might suggest the Alesis to the boss as a somewhat oversized but almost competent paperweight.