I needed a Feedback eliminator with as many filters as possible, as my Roland AF-70's only have 12.
I paid £354.00.
The unit was acquired from an online music website.
I had hoped that the 32 filters would solve my feedback problems, I needed the unit to stop electric guitar pickup, which has flucuating feedback frequencies. However, the Ferret produces significant sound quality deterioration, and doesn't actually have 32 filters.
Having looked at various websites, it became clear that the Peavey Feedback Ferrett II was the one with the most filters, as it had 32.
As the description on all the websites I visited was a bit ambiguous (it mentioned "32 filters in Dual Mono Mode"), I rang Peavey and spoke to their Tech department, and I asked the question " Is it possible to use all 32 filters on the Feedback Ferret II on one channel". I was told that the answer was yes.
Having aquired this information, I then ordered the Ferret, only to discover when I received it that:
a)The box had been opened prior to the dealer receiving it
b)The manual was the wrong manual - it was for the ordinary 1-chanel Ferret, not the Ferret II
c)It was not possible to use all 32 filters on one channel.
So I returned the Ferret to the dealer and asked for my money back. As the Ferret had to be insured for £354, this cost me £18.95.
The dealer has refunded the £354 I paid for the Ferret, but not the return postage, as they say that this is Peavey's responsiblity, since they gave me the wrong information.
So I have tried to reclam the return postage from Peavey. I was given approx 25mins of excuses by Peavey, so the dealer then tried contacting the MD of Peavey - who does not ring them back. The dealer hasalso spoken to their Peavey rep, and the General Manager of Peavey, but still no refund. In fact, Peavey refuse to admit that they gave out the wrong information, and are now telling the dealer that they will not accept the Ferret back.
So don't bother dealing with Peavey, they give out wrong information and then deny it when you complain!
I will never buy any of their products again!
The construction is very good.
The unit itself it not that bad as long as you don't want excellent sound quality. But £354 is a lot to pay for something that is not as good as a unit discontinued 4 yrs ago, and Peavey's Tech support are useless!
Don't bother buying the Ferret.