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      dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate (106508708)
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Bring a more professional sound to your mix.

The dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented Overeasy compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the AutoDynamic attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts great sound within easy reach. The 266xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.

Adding a dbx 266xs Compressor/Limiter/Gate to your live sound rig or studio gives you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix – adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments

dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate Features:

  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
    New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
    Program-adaptive expander/gates
    Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
    Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
    Stereo or dual-mono operation
    Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors
    Side Chain insert
    Classic dbx "Auto" mode


dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate Specifications:

  • INPUTS
    Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
    Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: 40kO balanced, 20kO unbalanced
    Maximum Level: >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced

    OUTPUTS
    Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
    Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance (+4dBu): 100O balanced, 50O unbalanced
    Impedance (-10dBu): 1kO balanced, 500O unbalanced
    Maximum Level:
    >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kO or greater
    >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600&omega)


    SIDECHAIN INSERT
    Connector: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); Tip = Input (return)
    Impedance: Tip = >10kO(Input), Ring = 2kO(Output)
    Maximum Level: Tip = >+22dBu (Input), Ring = >+20dBu (Output)

    COMPRESSION
    Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
    Threshold
    Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy or hard knee
    Compression Ratio: 1:1 to Infinity:1
    Attack Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic
    Release Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic

    EXPANDER/GATE
    Threshold Range: -60dBu to +15dBu
    Expansion Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1
    Attack Time: <100&MICRO;Sec
    Release Time: Program-Dependent

    SYSTEM
    Bandwidth: 0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dB
    Frequency Response (Flat): 20Hz - 20kHz; +0/-0.5dB,
    Noise: <-93dBu, unweighted (22kHz measurement bandwidth)
    THD + N: <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression @1kHz
    Intermodulation Distortion: <0.2% SMPTE
    Dynamic Range: >114dB, unweighted
    Interchannel Crosstalk <-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
    Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing

    POWER
    Power Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum
    Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

    PHYSICAL
    Dimensions: 1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.45 cm x 14.6 cm x 48.26 cm)
    Weight: Net: 4.84 lb. (2.19 kg); Shipping: 6.6 lb. (2.99 kg)

    Note: 0dBu = 0.775Vrms


dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate

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