DBX 166XL Dual Compressor/Limiter/Gate

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DBX-166XL
Goof 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
DBX 166XL Dual Compressor/Limiter/Gate Most compressor/gates provide less than musical compression, coupled with gating that swallows transients—or closes early, cutting off decay and reverb tails. The superb engineering in the 166XL ensures that both its compression and gating provide versatility and excellent sonic performance in situations where other compressor/gates typically produce undesirable processing artifacts. When using the 166XL’s Attack and Release controls, artists and engineers will find that the center settings deliver classic dbx compression, while the full control range produces voicings that extend from slow “leveling” to aggressive “peak” limiting.The 166XL’s advanced gate circuitry uses a completely new, program-dependent timing algorithm to produce ultra-smooth release characteristics—even with complex signals, such as voice or reverb decays. dbx engineers went on to take advantage of the wide dynamic range and high precision of the dbx V1 VCA to design in an extra-wide threshold range and ensure top gating performance for each application. Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup, while the 166XL’s intuitive operation lets users easily smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, squash drums or tighten up mixes. In Stereo couple mode, the Channel 1 controls become Master controls, and Channel 2 follows precisely to ensure a rock solid stereo image—even with high amounts of compression, through True RMS Power Summing™. Professionals and newcomers alike will find that the 166XL sets up rapidly and musically the first time it is used, especially with the Auto attack and release function. Advanced applications are now easy, with the 166XL’s full sidechain functionality, and the ability to use either hard knee or OverEasy® compression algorithms. Add to this already impressive list of features the venerable PeakStop™ limiter, and you’ve got a strong finisher, every time. The dbx 166XL processor is the result of an intensive engineering and product development effort aimed at taking advantage of the latest and best advances in manufacturing technology to deliver true dbx audio performance and reliability to our customers at the lowest possible cost. The 166XL puts a completely new level of compressor/gate performance within everyone’s reach.
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SKU DBX-166XL
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MPN (manufacturer part number) 166XL
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Features Goof 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-mode operation Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR Side Chain insert Classic dbx® "Auto" mode
Specs INPUT Connector: 1/4" TRS and XLR, Floating Balanced; XLR: Pin 2 hot Phone: Tip Hot HI Impedance: >50kΩ balanced, >25kΩ unbalanced Maximum Level: +24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced CMRR: >40dB at 1kHz, typically >55dB SIDECHAIN INSERT Connector: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return) Impedance: Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (Output) Maximum Level: +24dBu OUTPUT Connector: 1/4" TRS phone and XLR floating balanced, XLR: Pin 2 and Tip Hi Impedance: 120Ω balanced, 60Ω unbalanced Maximum Level: +21dBu,>+20 dBm into 600Ω, balanced or unbalanced 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) 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: <500µs (from Maximum Depth) Release Time: Adjustable, 30ms to 3sec (to 30dB attenuation) SYSTEM PeakStop™ Limiter Threshold Range: 0dBu to +20dBu Gain Adjustment Range: Variable; -20dB to +20dB Interchannel Crosstalk <-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz Dynamic Range: >115 dB Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing™ POWER Power Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum Operating Temperature: 0¾C to 45¾C (32¾F to 113¾F) PHYSICAL Dimensions: 1.75" x 19" x 6.75" (4.45 cm x 48.2 cm x 17.15 cm) Weight: Net weight: 5.05 lb (2.29 kg) Shipping weight: 7.20 lb (3.27 kg)
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