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dbx 166XS Compressor

DBX 166XS
DBX 166XS
 
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Product Code: 9999-02446

 

dbx 166XS Compressor

The dbx 166XS Compressor provides two channels of noise gating, OverEasy or classic hard knee compression and PeakStop limiting to give complete control of signal dynamics to studios, sound reinforcement companies, musicians, or anyone who needs quality processing quickly and easily.

The dbx 166XS Compressor brings a more professional sound to your mix. 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.

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

dbx 166XS Compressor 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 166XS Compressor Specifications

  • Input Connectors: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Input Impedance: >50kO balanced, >25kO unbalanced
  • Max Input: >+24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Input Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Sidechain: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
  • Sidechain Impedance: Tip = >10kO (Input), Ring = 2kO (Output)
  • Sidechain Max Input Level: >+20dBu (tip/input); >+20dBu (ring/output)
  • Output Connectors: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Output Impedance: 120O balanced, >60O unbalanced
  • Max Output: +21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kO or greater; >+18 dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600O)
  • 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+Noise: Typically <0.04%; Any Amount of Compression Up to 40dB@1kHz
  • IMD: Typically <0.08% SMPTE @ +10dBu (15dB Gain reduction)
  • Compressor Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
  • Compressor Ratio: Variable; 1:1 to Infinity:1; 60dB Maximum Compression
  • Compressor Attack Time: Variable program-dependent; 3ms to 340ms for 15dB gain reduction
  • Compressor Release Time: Variable program-dependent; 200dB/Sec to 3dB/Sec
  • Expander/Gate Threshold Range: OFF to +15dBu
  • Expander/Gate Ratio: 10:1
  • Expander/Gate Max Depth: >60dB
  • Expander/Gate Attack Time: <500µs (from Maximum Depth)
  • Expander/Gate Release Time: Adjustable, 30ms to 3sec (to 30dB attenuation)
  • Limiter Threshold Range: 0dBu to +20dBu
  • CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
  • Interchannel Crosstalk: <-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Dynamic Range: >115 dB, unweighted
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing™
  • Power Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 19" x 6.75" (4.45 cm x 48.2 cm x 17.15 cm)
  • Net Weight: 5.05 lb (2.29 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 7.20 lb (3.27 kg)
  • Reference: 0dBu = 0.775Vrms
  • Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230 VAC 50/60 Hz

dbx 166XS Compressor Includes

  • dbx 66xs Compressor Unit
  • AC Power Cord
  • Printed Operation Manual
  • Warranty Registration Card

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