DBXDriveRack VENU360-B

Complete Loudspeaker Management System with BLU link



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™ 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 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


·       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


·       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.)



(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


> 50 dB @ 1 kHz

RTA Mic Preamp Phantom Power

+48 VDC


(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

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 Converter


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


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


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)


1.75” (H) x 8.0” (D) x 19” (W), 4.4cm (H) x 20.32cm (D) x 48.26cm (W)