dbx® Professional Products, a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of professional signal processing products and a division of Harman International, is now shipping the new DriveRack® 4820 System Processor.
The 4820 is a sibling to the new DriveRack 4800 that began shipping in January, and like the 4800 the DriveRack 4820 provides flexibility and intuitive control for performance applications. In addition, the new DriveRack 4820 features a blank front panel, designed specifically for contractors and systems integrators who need the added security of tamper-proof controls.
Featuring all the familiar processing functions and a host of new algorithms—including selectable DSP inserts on the inputs and outputs, a wealth of EQ, Delay, classic dbx Compression and Limiting, Bandpass and Crossover Filters—the DriveRack 4820 provides all the processing tools for any sound reinforcement situation. With four inputs and eight outputs, the 4820 is suited to all performance applications such as theatre, house of worship, and music venue installations. The 96kHz processing engine and standard digital I/O further extends frequency response and reduces latency, while an optional CobraNet™ card enhances the versatility.
Besides processing and flexibility, the 4820 incorporates Harman Professional’s HiQnet™ protocol. The HiQnet control backbone is able to monitor and control signal routing as well as the processing of multiple DriveRack 4820 units, along with any other HiQnet enabled product, such as Crown® CTs or I-Tech amplifiers, JBL Professional® Venue Performance™ and DrivePack™ loaded speakers, AKG® WMS 4000 wireless microphones, and new Soundcraft Vi6™ and Studer® Vista consoles, all using standard Ethernet equipment including routers and wireless access points. HiQnet control extends to the new System Architect™ GUI, which provides full control of all system functions and offers the ability to create user assignable groups along with customized control panels so a system can be made as sophisticated or simple as desired.
The dbx DriveRack 4820 is available at an estimated street price of $2999.95.