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dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate

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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 266...  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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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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

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: 40kÎ balanced, 20kÎ 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): 100Î balanced, 50Î unbalanced
  • Impedance (-10dBu): 1kÎ balanced, 500Î unbalanced
  • Maximum Level:
    >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kÎ or greater
    >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600&omega)
  • SIDECHAIN INSERT
  • Connector: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); Tip = Input (return)
  • Impedance: Tip = >10kÎ(Input), Ring = 2kÎ(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: 0C to 45C (32F to 113F)
  • 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
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dbx266xs Compressor/Gate
 
4.0

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little rack unit

By Gerald

from Mays Landing N.J.

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Comments about dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate:

I have had the 266xs for about 2 years now and it has been great for my recording.I use it for everything.Drums,Vocals,Guitar and Bass.The gate works great trust me my 4 year old is very loud and it cuts him right out of my mix when I'm recording Drums and Vocals.Adds killer sustain to my Guitar.When I'm recording my drums I can tweak the volume if it's too high or low also.A great buy for cheap.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another great DBX product

By cpricejazz

from Fair Oaks, CA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate:

    I run my guitar through the 266. I also use for
    recording. I have several DBX products all perform flawlessly.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great item at a great price!

    By Jon

    from Lancaster PA

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate:

      I purchased this at my local guitar center and pretty much knew how to set it up but before buying it the sales guy at guitar center asked what I was using it for and made sure I was purchasing the correct item for what I needed. he did not need to do this and could have just cashed me out but the extra step was much appreciated! after I paid he even went into detail on how to begin setting it up and his recommendations which I also appreciated as it made for a faster setup as I had a baseline on where to start. This all made my experience with this item extremely pleasant and stress free with little to no learning curve. I have since been very happy with the performance of this and if properly setup can be a great addition to the protection of your speakers. I purchased this for weddings and partys and so far it has worked flawlessly. cant recommend this item enough.

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Excellent for a professional

      By Tom

      from Louisiana

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      Comments about dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate:

      Extremely to powerful for my set up. Nice piece of equipment but would of blew my system up

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