dbx 266XS Dual Compressor and Gate

dbx 266XS Dual Compressor and Gate

Control peaks with classic dbx compression! The dbx 266XS stereo compressor/gate is perfect for smoothing out vocals, tightening up broadcast mixes and more.

dbx 1066 Dual Compressor Limiter Gate

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Input
Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced > 50 kOhm, unbalanced > 25 kOhm
Max Input Level: > +24 dBu balanced or unbalanced
CMRR: Typically > 50 dB at 1 kHz

Outputs
Connectors: XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Type: Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced 120 Ohm, unbalanced 60 Ohm
Max Output Level: > +21 dBu, > +20 dBm

Sidechain Input
Connector: 1/4" TS
Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: > 10 kOhm
Max Input Level: > +24 dBu

Sidechain Output
Connector: 1/4" TRS (tip hot)
Type: Impedance balanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced 2 kOhm, unbalanced 1 kOhm
Max Output Level: > +21 dBu balanced or unbalanced

System Performance
Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/0.5 dB
Frequency Response: 0.35 Hz to 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
Noise: < -96 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
Dynamic Range: > 118 dB, unweighted
THD+Noise: 0.008% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain
0.08% typical at +20 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain
< 0.1%, any amount of compression up to 40 dB, 1 kHz
IMD: < 0.1% SMPTE
Interchannel Crosstalk: < -80 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing

Compressor
Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to :1
Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy(R) or hard knee
Attack/Release Characteristic: AutoDynamic
Attack/Release Modes: Selectable Manual or Auto
Manual Attack Time: Scalable program-dependent
Manual Release Time: Scalable program-dependent
Auto Attack Time: Program-dependent
Auto Release Time: Program-dependent
Output Gain: -20 to +20 dB

Limiter
Threshold Range: +4 dBu to +24 dBu (off)
Ratio: :1
Limiter Type: PeakStopPlus two-stage limiter
Stage 1: PeakStop brickwall limiter
Attack Time: Zero
Release Time: Zero
Stage 2: Predictive intelligent program limiter
Attack Time: Program-dependent
Release Time: Program-dependent

Expander/Gate
Threshold Range: Off to +15 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to 30:1
Attack Time: < 100 usec
Release Time: Program-dependent

Function Switches
SC Ext: Routes the external sidechain input signal to the detector.
SC Mon: Routes the sidechain signal to the output, interrupting the normal audio.
OverEasy: Activates the OverEasy compression function.
Contour: Activates the frequency-dependent detector function.
Auto: Activates automatic program-dependent attack and release times, disabling the manual Attack and Release controls.
I/O Meter: Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter.
Bypass: Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire relay bypass. Relay automatically hard-wire bypasses unit at power-down and provides a power-on delay of 1.5 sec.
Operating Level (rear panel): Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneously for both input and output levels.
ST Link: Links both channels for stereo operation. Channel One becomes the master.

Indicators
Gain Reduction Meter: 12-segment LED bar graph at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, and 30 dB
Input/Output Meter: 8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu
Compressor Threshold Meter: 3-segment LED bar graph at Below (-), OverEasy, and Above (+)
Exp/Gate Threshold Meter: 2-segment LED bar graph at Below (-) and Above (+)
Limiter, Threshold Meter: 1 LED to indicate PeakStopPlus limiting
Function Switches: LED indicator for each front-panel switch

Options
Output Transformer
Per Channel: Jensen JT-123-dbx or JT-11-dbx, BCI RE-123-dbx, or RE-11-dbx

Power Supply
Operating Voltage: 100-120 VAC 50/60 Hz 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 20 Watts
Fuse: 100-120 VAC: 250 mA Slow Blow
200-240 VAC: 125 mA Type T
Mains Connection: IEC receptacle

Physical
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 19 x 9" (4.4 x 48.3 x 20.1 cm)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 844-776-4899
(22 ratings)
Submitted September 7, 2008 by a customer from wi.rr.com
"Good for the cash."
A good, solid dynamics for live sound.
Sound
Very transparent compression, intuitive gate.
Features
All of the features work well together...
Ease of Use
You kind of have to know what you're doing, controlling compressors, gates, and expanders, that is... but for a veteran, it's very nice.
Quality
Built like a tank.
Value
Damn good value.
The Wow Factor
Its function outweighs its form.
Musical Background:
Active Bassist, Live Sound Technician, Recording Engineer
Musical Style:
Rock, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, Prog Rock
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