Using Drive Rack 260

What are the pros/cons of using a DBX Driverack 260 with Powered TS Sub18.
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting. I would like to help you out, but I'm a little confused. I'm not familiar with this particular unit that you're referring to. Can you give me some more information, please?
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  • Please see below.. Its a DBX Driverack 260 model.

    There is a reason that Tour Sound Professionals and discriminating Audio Contractors choose dbx® DriveRack® products for their high-end tours and installs. The DriveRack products provide the tools that ensure that the system sounds its very best. With the introduction of the new 260, the heritage of unrivaled system/loudspeaker control continues. The 260 capitalizes on the road tested and contractor approved nature of the other products in the DriveRack line. The 260 provides full bandpass and crossover configurations as well as independent output processing and a full time RTA for live sound applications. Contractors will appreciate its control inputs for wall-panel logic control and the patent-pending Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFSTM).

    The DriveRack 260 continues the legacy of DriveRack series, which has been created by the company that has been redefining the standard of signal processing for more than 30 years. The DriveRack 260 was designed with the purpose and vision of providing state-of-the-art signal processing, while utilizing a simple and intuitive user interface. This goal has been achieved by offering two independent channels of processing power with a linkable 28-Band Graphic Equalizer, industry-standard dbx stereo compressor module, feedback eliminator and the 120A Subharmonic Synthesizer on the input, with a six channel output system that includes parametric EQs, PeakStopPlus® limiters (to provide protection against speaker blowouts) and alignment delay. These features combined with the Wizard setup system and complete DriveWareTM GUI control represent a methodical design that is guaranteed to deliver optimal, all-inclusive processing in a completely scalable system.

    Recommended for: Installed, Portable, Tour.

    Features
    Feedback Elimination
    2.7 Seconds of Alignment and Zone Delay
    RS-232 PC GUI control
    Classic dbx Compression and Limiting
    Graphic and Parametric EQ
    Auto-EQ Function
    Full Bandpass, Crossover, and Routing Configurations
    Auto Gain Control
    Pink Noise Generator and fulltime RTA
    Setup Wizard with JBL speaker and Crown Power Amplifier Tunings
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  • Based on the description you've provided above, it looks like this Drive Rack 260 would give you more control over your signal, as well as more options for shaping your sound with its 28-band equalizer. As far as cons are concerned, it doesn't look like this unit will give you direct control over the volume of your speakers, and that each peripheral in your setup will require its own switch for powering off. Since I'm not too familiar with the Drive Rack 260, it may be best to consult with DBX directly through their website.
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