- dbx DriveRack VENU360-B - Complete Loudspeaker Management System with BLU link
control app for all 4 major OSes
All the processing needed to supercharge your sound system. Now with complete control from your mobile device.
dbx took the dominant DriveRack® 260, improved its features, and added more. The result?
The 3 input, 6 output DriveRack VENU360.
The 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 DriveRack VENU360 continues the DriveRack legacy of great-sounding, powerful, and affordable loudspeaker management processors, for a whole new generation.
The VENU360-B model provides all the features of the standard VENU360 model but with the addition of BLU link-enabled RJ-45 ports for interfacing with other BLU link-equipped devices, such as the dbx TR1616, the PMC16s, the BSS® Audio Soundweb London devices, or a Soundcraft® mixing console equipped with a BLU link option card. The VENU360-B model also provides a 7x6 routing/mixing matrix (using any available combination of AES, analog, and BLU link input channels) and a 3x6 signal processing chain.
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 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 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 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.
Connect to the 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.
- dbx Compression
- AFS™ (Advanced Feedback Suppression)
- 31-Band Graphic EQ
- 12-Band Parametric EQ (with narrow notch capabilities)
- Subharmonic Synthesis
- Backline Delay
- Noise Gate
|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 kO, 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 O, balanced line to line|
|Max Output Level||+22 dBu, balanced, =1% THD|
|BLU LINK Audio Connectors||2 x RJ-45 Ethernet connectors|
|BLU LINK Audio Maximum Nodes||Up to 60 devices|
|BLU LINK Audio Maximum Cable Length||100m/328ft on Category 5e or higher cable between devices|
|BLU LINK Audio Latency||11/Fs [0.23ms@48k, 0.11ms@96k]|
|BLU LINK Audio Pass Through Latency||4/Fs [0.08ms@48k, 0.04ms@96k]|
|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 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)|