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brycebryce Posts: 3
edited May 2007 in PA Connectivity
We are changing some of the equipment in our auditorium at church and I need to know which product we need to go with. We have an Allen and Heath GL2200 board, 4 QSC amplifers: 1 will be running a pair of JBL cabs, one running a pair of JBL subs, one half of one running choir monitors with the other running floor monitors, and one half running a piano hot spot with the other half running the organ hot spot. right now we have 3 31 band eqs. One on the mains (cabs and sub), one on the choir monitors and one on the floors. We also have one crossover on the mains.
My question is can the crossover and 3 eqs be replaced by a single Driverack PA or will we have to step up to a higher model? I also noticed in the downloadable manual something about not being able to use the feedback elimination when running a cd through the unit. Does this mean all of the feedback elimination is useless when running a cd track for a singer? Thank you so much in advance.

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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Can you put your needs in this format.
    House - mono / stereo.
    # of monitor mixes (not outputs)
    # of individually controllable outputs from each mix.

    Feedback (AFS) - I think where you can run into trouble with trax is that if there is a sustained musical note, it may be seen as feed back if it is loud enough. I use mine all the time with trax. After you do the initial \"squeel\" out with however many filters are going to be fixed, then then \"live\" filters can be set to reset after a relatively short time. You should not have a problem.

    Quick answer about if the DRPA is for you. No. Not it you need to control more than 1 source and have access to all tools. The 260 is more likely, but depends on what you need it to do.

    Dra
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    brycebryce Posts: 3
    House speakers are mono
    # of mixes: 4 monitor and 1 main (piano and organ monitors are straight off the board to separate channels of a single amplifier each mixed separtely through separate aux channels, choir and floor monitors also go out of separate aux channels to separate equalizers and the mains of course run off of the mains on the board (mono) through an eq.)
    # of individuall controlled outputs: 5 as described above.
    Hope this is sufficient. Thank you for your timely response
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    DraDra Posts: 3,777
    I'll assume the following.

    House mains needs - 1 side DR260
    28 band GEQ
    AFS
    X-over for passive top cabs and subs mono
    PEQ's, limiting, etc as needed

    Hot spot mix off board needs- 1 side DR260 (not required but available)
    X-over (filter)
    limiting, etc as needed

    Mon mix #1 needs - 1 side DR260
    28 band GEQ
    AFS
    X-over (filter)
    PEQ's, limiting, etc as needed

    Mon mix #2 needs - 1 side DR260
    28 band GEQ
    AFS
    X-over (filter)
    PEQ's, limiting, etc as needed

    Mon mix #3 needs - 1 side DR260
    28 band GEQ
    AFS
    X-over (filter)
    PEQ's, limiting, etc as needed

    Mon mix #4 needs - 1 side DR260
    28 band GEQ
    AFS
    X-over (filter)
    PEQ's, limiting, etc as needed

    With your requirements of 5 mixes, I threw in the hotspot mix on the one unused side. You need 3 DR260's. The main draw back is that you can only control one 260 (any 2 mixes) from the computer. Multiple laptops is an option though if available. Three 260's will cost you about $2100.

    Hope this helps.

    Dra
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