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dbx 166xs Dual Compressor Limiter

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Adding a dbx 166xs 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 gi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Adding a dbx 166xs 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. To protect your expensive amps and speakers the PeakStop limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment.

dbx knows compressors...after all they invented them! The 166xs 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 166xs 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.

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
SPECIFICATIONS
INPUTS 
Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: >50kÎbalanced, >25kÎunbalanced
Maximum Level: >+24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced

OUTPUTS
Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: 120Îbalanced, >60Îunbalanced
Maximum Level:
>+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kÎor greater
>+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600Î)


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


COMPRESSION
Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
Threshold
Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy or hard knee
Compression Ratio: Variable; 1:1 to Infinity:1; 60dB Maximum Compression
Attack Time: Variable program-dependent; 3ms to 340ms for 15dB gain reduction
Release Time: Variable program-dependent; 200dB/Sec to 3dB/Sec

EXPANDER/GATE
Threshold Range: OFF to +15dBu
Expansion Ratio: 10:1
Maximum Depth: >60dB
Attack Time: <500Sec (from Maximum Depth)
Release Time: Adjustable, 30ms to 3sec (to 30dB attenuation)
PEAKSTOP LIMITER:
Threshold Range 0dBu to +20dBu

SYSTEM
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz; +0/-0.5dB, Typical 3dB points are 0.35Hz and 110kHz, unity gain
Noise: <-90dBu, 22Hz to 22kHz, no weighting, unity gain
THD + N: Typically <0.04%; Any Amount of Compression Up to 40dB@1kHz
SMPTE IMD Typically <0.08% @ +10dBu (15dB Gain reduction)
Dynamic Range: >115 dB, unweighted
Interchannel Crosstalk <-80dB, 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: 0C to 45C (32F to 113F)

PHYSICAL
Dimensions: 1.75" x 6.75" x 19" (4.45 cm x 17.15 cm x 48.26 cm )
Weight: Net weight: 5.05 lb (2.29 kg)

Note: 0dBu = 0.775Vrms
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dbx166xs Dual Compressor Limiter
 
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5.0

Working great so far.

By Kingblitz

from Louisville, KY

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  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
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    Comments about dbx 166xs Dual Compressor Limiter:

    Purchased this to add to my Upright Bass rig to smooth out tones and eliminate minor feedback issues. So far this is working like a champ! Hopefully, it will hold up for years of touring and live gigs.

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