dbx 160A Compressor Limiter

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- Connector: 1/4 in. TRS and XLR, Floating Balanced; XLR: Pin 2 hot Phone: Tip Hot
- Impedance: 40k
- Maximum Level: +24dBu, Balanced or Unabalanced (Absolute)
- CMRR: >45dB (any Frequency)
- Detector Input: Connector: 1/4 in. TRS phone, Floating Balanced
- Impedance: >200k
- Maximum Level: +28dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
- Output: Connector: XLR, floating balanced; pin 2 hot
- Impedance: 30
- Maximum Level: (Balanced): +24dBm; <0.3% THD
- Maximum Level: (Unbalanced): +20dBm; <0.3% THD
- Noise: <-90dBu, Unweighted (20Hz - 20kHz).
- Frequency Response: 20Hz -20kHz, +0, -0.5dB; +0, -3dB 0.5Hz and 90kHz.
- THD: <0.2%, Typical, any amount of compression up to 40dB @ 1kHz.

- Connector: 1/4 in. TRS phone, Unbalanced
- Impedance: 20 ohm
- Maximum Level: +24dBm

- Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
- Threshold Characteristic: OverEasy or hard knee
- Compression Ratio: Variable 1:1 to :1 thru to -1:1; >60dB maximum compression
- Attack Time: Program dependent; typically 15ms for 10dB, 5ms for 20dB, 3ms for 30dB
- Release Time: Program Dependent; Typically 8ms for 1dB, 80ms for 10dB, 400ms for 50dB; 125dB/sec rate.

System Performance
- Dynamic Range: >113dB
- Gain Adjustment Range: Variable from -20dB to +20dB
- Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power summing
- Summing: 1/4 in. TRS phone jack

- Power Cord: IEC-type connector
- Operating Voltage: DO: 90-130VAC, 50/60Hz; EU: 200-250VAC, 50/60Hz
- Operating Temperature: 0 degrees C to 45 degrees C (32 degrees F to 113 degrees F).

- Dimensions: 1.75 x 19 x 6.5 in. (4.45cm x 48.2cm x 16.51cm).
- Weight Net/Shipping: 4.452 lbs/6.62 lbs (1.99 kg/2.99 kg)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 844-776-4899
(14 ratings)
Submitted August 7, 2006 by a customer from aloha.net
"DBX: Da Best!"
I'm sure there are other compressors that are good but I'm very satisfied with the DBX. It's the only one I want to use for mains and individual channels.
I used it for the mains and wow, it does a super job at compressing peaks. I can't desrcibe the sound to as you have to listen to it because it sounded so good. People never knew I was using a compressor and thought I was a very good sound man. But give DBX credit too; what a super compressor.
Soft and hard knee compression worked the best for me. This is a top quality product you must have if you're a sound man. Unquestionably the best compressor I've used.
Ease of Use
At first I used recommended settings and it worked just fine. As I used it more, I had my own settings. Not hard to use at all.
You gotta hear the sound; just remarkable the way it makes my mix sound. It saves my equipment too from zealous vocalist and musicians who think they sound good by singing and playing music too loud. The DBX just makes the mix sound better. Super top quality product.
The best if your on a budget or not.
Manufacturer Support
I wouldn't know. This product worked so well I never needed support.
The Wow Factor
It's ok; but I'm more concerned with how a product works and the DBX 160A works well.
Musical Background:
Active sound man
Musical Style:
Easy listening, rock, country, jazz, and reggae
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