FBQ1000 Feedback Destroyer Rocks!
I was recently asked to provide an outdoor PA system for a diabetes fundraising event. Having no experience doing this and fearing the inevitable feedback howling, I ordered a Behringer FBQ1000 Feedback Destroyer from Sweetwater and inserted it between my mixer and amp.
I was completely amazed at how effective this unit was! There was no audible feedback during the entire 6-hour event, despite high sound pressure levels, open omnidirectional mics, and a host of amateurs handling everything. The unit could not be easier to use, either. I simply set it up, turned it on, and set the jogwheel to program 3. The FBQ1000 did the rest and provided perfect feedback control for the entire event while causing no sonic distortion whatever.
And, Sweetwater’s legendary customer service was fully in evidence with pre-sale counseling, fast shipping, a couple of calls to see how things were going and the opportunity to write this review. All in all, it couldn’t have been a better show!
One caveat: The FBQ1000 has no mic preamp and requires line level inputs. However, that is precisely the situation you will have in 99% of cases, so no sweat!