dbx DriveRack VENU360

dbx DriveRack VENU360 Complete Loudspeaker Management System

September 10, 2019 | Categories: DBX, Performance Installation, Processors, and Products.

All the processing needed to supercharge your sound system. Now with complete control from your mobile device.

dbx took the dominant dbx DriveRack® 260, improved its features, and added more. The result?
The 3 input, 6 output dbx DriveRack VENU360.

The dbx DriveRack VENU360 provides all the processing and flexibility you need between your mixer and amplifiers to optimize and protect your loudspeakers. With the latest advancements in dbx’s proprietary AutoEQ™ and AFS™ algorithms, additional input channels, ethernet control via an Android,® iOS,® Mac,® or Windows® device, and updated wizards, the dbx DriveRack VENU360 continues the dbx DriveRack legacy of great-sounding, powerful, and affordable loudspeaker management processors, for a whole new generation.
 

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AutoEQ™

New, improved AutoEQ algorithm ensures an extremely accurate, fast, and non-intrusive automatic EQ experience.

With a RTA Mic “listening” to your room, the updated dbx DriveRack VENU360 AutoEQ algorithm sets speaker levels and room EQ automatically in a matter of seconds using sine sweeps. This means room adjustments can now be made very quickly, without subjecting the audience to annoying, lengthy broadcasts of pink noise.

The AutoEQ is now located in the output processing stage, which means independent sections of a system can be equalized automatically. This allows AutoEQ to be used on the FOH system as well as the stage monitors, zones and tower delays!
 

Enhanced AFS™ Feedback Elimination

Enhanced AFS™ algorithm for faster, more precise feedback elimination, without adversely affecting your system’s tone.

Nothing turns audiences away like annoying and potentially painful audio feedback. Fortunately, dbx engineers have revisited their already-stellar Advanced Feedback Suppression algorithm and made it work even better. The dbx DriveRack VENU360 listens for and anticipates feedback and automatically removes it before it even has a chance, while never altering your sound.
 

Updated Wizard Setup Functions

Updated Wizards make initial set up easy, while ensuring speaker tunings and other settings are up-to-date.

Wizard functions in the dbx DriveRack VENU360 guide you through easy, step-by-step processes to help you get the most from your loudspeaker system. The Wizards help you configure routing, level balancing, AutoEQ, Advanced Feedback Suppression, and provide access to updated speaker tunings – available for most major speaker brands. The addition of a Monitor Wizard makes it easy to configure and optimize stage monitors.
 

Mobile Control

Connect to the dbx DriveRack VENU360 through your local network with your Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows device to customize the sound of your loudspeaker system so it sounds and performs optimally. The app lets you directly manipulate the Compressor, Graphic EQ, Parametric EQ, Crossover settings, Speaker profiles, and more with its attractive, easy-to-use graphical user interface.
 

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Features:

Available Input Processing

  • dbx Compression
  • AFS™ (Advanced Feedback Suppression)
  • 31-Band Graphic EQ
  • 12-Band Parametric EQ (with narrow notch capabilities)
  • Subharmonic Synthesis
  • Backline Delay
  • Noise Gate

 

Available Output Processing

  • Crossover (supports full range up to mono 6-way systems)
  • 12-Band AutoEQs (8 AutoEQ bands, 4 User bands)
  • dbx Compression
  • Automatic Gain Control
  • Subharmonic Synthesis
  • Noise Gate
  • Tower Delays (up to 1000ms per output)
  • 8-Band Parametric EQs (used for speaker tunings)
  • dbx Limiting
  • Driver Alignment Delays

 

Tested Wireless Routers:

  • Dlink 636L
  • Dlink Cloud router 2000
  • Cisco / linksys: WRT54G2V1
  • Netgear WGR614 v7
  • Netgear WNR 1000

Other routers are likely compatible. This list represents those which have been tested thus far.
 

Specifications

Input (3) analog line inputs/(2) AES digital inputs (shared connectors), (1) RTA mic input
Input Connectors (3) female XLRs (2 selectable between analog/AES digital audio formats), (1) female XLR RTA mic input
Input Type Electronically balanced/RF filtered
Input Impedance > 30 kΩ, balanced line to line
Max Input Level (line inputs) > +28 dBu, balanced, ≤1% THD
CMRR > 50 dB @ 1 kHz
RTA Mic Preamp Phantom Power +48 VDC
Output (6) Line Outputs
Output Connectors Male XLR
Output Type Electronically balanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance 120 Ω, balanced line to line
Max Output Level +22 dBu, balanced, ≤1% THD
Alignment Delay Up to 1000 ms per output channel
A/D Converter 24-bit with dbx Type IV™ Conversion System
A/D Dynamic Range 117 dB A-weighted, 114 dB unweighted, 22 kHz BW
Type IV Dynamic Range 129 dB with transient material, A-weighted, 22 kHz BW;
126 dB with transient material, unweighted, 22 kHz BW;
121 dB typical with program material, A-weighted, 22 kHz BW
D/A Converter 24-bit
D/A Dynamic Range 116 dB A-weighted, 113 dB unweighted, 22 kHz BW
Internal Processing Wordlength 32-bit floating point
Supported Sample Rates 48/96 kHz (32-192 kHz using sample rate conversion)
System Performance Dynamic Range 114 dB A-weighted;
110 dB unweighted
THD+Noise 0.0025% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, 0 dB input gain
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0 /- 0.5 dB
Interchannel Crosstalk < -97 dB, -105 dB typical 20-20 kHz, +4 dBu, all channels measured
Latency Analog input to output: 2.57 ms (48 kHz), 2.28 ms (96 kHz);
Digital AES input to output: 2.31 (48 kHz), 2.15 ms (96 kHz)
Operating Voltage 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 18 W
Unit Weight 5.48 lbs. (2.49 kg)
Shipping Weight 7.10 lbs. (3.22 kg)
Dimensions 1.75” (H) x 8.0” (D) x 19” (W),
4.4cm (H) x 20.32cm (D) x 48.26cm (W)

 

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