dbx 266XS Compressor (Used)


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Front End Audio acquires previously owned gear through our Buy-Back program. You can purchase used gear at a great price but there are no manufacturer warranties with these items. These items have been inspected and/or tested by our staff to make sure each one is in working condition and comes with our commitment to service. This dbx 266XS Compressor looks good and functions perfectly. It doesn't include the original box but we will make sure it is packed securely and arrives safely.

The dbx 266XS Compressor is designed to tackle all your gating needs. Effectively reduces and controls the dynamic range of your audio, adds punch to flabby, loose sounds, or adds sustain to instruments, the dbx 266XS provides more polished, professional sound. The dbx 266XS Compressor is designed to bring a more professional sound to your mix. Adding a dbx 266XS Compressor/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. The dbx 266XS Compressor 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.

The dbx knows compressors...after all they invented them! The dbx 266XS 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 266XS 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. The dbx 266XS Compressor cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.

dbx 266XS 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 266XS Compressor Specifications

  • Input Connectors: 1/4" TRS and female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Input Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Input Impedance: 40kO balanced/unbalanced
  • Max Input: >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Output Connectors: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Output Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Output Impedance: +4dBu: 100O balanced, 50O unbalanced; -10dBu: 1kO balanced, 500O unbalanced
  • Max Output: >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kO or greater; >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600O)
  • Sidechain: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
  • Sidechain Impedance: Tip = >10kO (Input), Ring = 2kO (Output)
  • Sidechain Max Input Level: Tip = >+22dBu (Input)
  • Sidechain Max Output Level: Ring = >+20dBu (Output)
  • Compressor Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
  • Compressor Ratio: 1:1 to Infinity:1
  • Compressor Attack Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
  • Compressor Release Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
  • Expander/Gate Threshold Range: -60dBu to +15dBu
  • Expander/Gate Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1
  • Expander/Gate Attack Time: <100µs
  • Expander/Gate Release Time: Program-dependent
  • Bandwidth: 0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dB
  • Frequency Response: Flat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dB
  • Noise: <-93dBu unweighted (22kHz measurement bandwidth)
  • THD+Noise: Typically <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression @1kHz
  • IMD: Typically <0.2% SMPTE
  • Dynamic Range: >114 dB, unweighted
  • Interchannel Crosstalk: <-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing™
  • Power Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum
  • Operating Voltage: 100VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230VAC 50/60Hz
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
  • Color: Silver
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.45 cm x 14.6 cm x 48.26 cm )
  • Net Weight: 4.84 lbs (2.19 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
  • Reference: 0dBu = 0.775Vrms

dbx 266XS Compressor Includes

  • dbx 266XS Compressor Unit
  • Power Cord


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