HARMAN’s dbx is now shipping its AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor, which the company says is designed to completely eliminate feedback from a PA system. The AFS2 is designed for bands, DJs, live sound and fixed installation applications and offers a Wizard auto-setup function, a completely re-designed Advanced Feedback Suppression module, and a controllable LCD display.
Successor to the popular AFS224, the AFS2 provides feedback elimination, yet is simple to use, thanks to its one-button Wizard function that automates key setup parameters and walks the user through the configuration process. The AFS2 offers a full LCD display and 24 LED meters per channel for setup and monitoring. The AFS2 can be added to a system in minutes, thanks to its easy rear-panel connectivity and its optimized front panel.
The AFS2’s all-new DSP module provides for faster and more focused filter sets in both fixed and live mode. While 10- and 12-filter feedback-elimination processors are commonplace, the dedicated processor in the AFS2 provides up to 24 programmable filters per channel with filter Qs up to 1/80 of an octave. This level of extreme precision, previously available only in high-end processors, enables the AFS2 to zero in on the exact frequencies needed to attenuate feedback.
The dbx AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor lists for $499 and all the specs are here.