dbx 215S Dual 15-Band Graphic Equalizer

Experience the dynamic range of the dbx 215S graphic equalizer. Produces a dynamic range of 108dB and up.
When the pros need an EQ, they turn to dbx. With a proven track record that spans four decades, dbx EQs are the industry standard for touring, studios, and audio installations. The dbx 215S Dual Channel 15-Band Graphic Equalizer meets the needs of the most demanding sound reinforcement environments, while offering the simplicity of straightforward controls.

Features:

- Dual 15-band, 1/3-octave Constant Q frequency bands
- Switchable boost/cut ranges of +/-6 or +/-12 dB
- Front panel bypass switch
- +/-12 dB input gain range
- 4-segment LED ladders for monitoring output levels
- XLR and TRS Inputs and Outputs
- Frequency Response of <10Hz to >50kHz
- Dynamic range of greater than 108dB

The dbx 215S includes two 15-band channels of 2/3-octave equalization, +/-12 dB input gain, switchable +/-6 dB or +/-12 dB boost/cut range, 20mm nonconductive sliders, an intuitive user interface, and output level metering. From its extended 10Hz to 50kHz frequency response and 112 dB dynamic range to the quality componentry and meticulous attention to detail, the 215S offers exceptional sound and rugged reliability that guarantees you will always sound your best.

Sure to find a home in the studio, on tour and with installed sound venues, the dbx 215S is destined to take its rightful place in the lineage of great dbx signal processors that are the professional's choice in signal processing. With such affordable quality, there's no longer any excuse for compromising your sound.
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Inputs:
- Connectors: 1/4 inch TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
- Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
- Impedance: Balanced 40k ohm, unbalanced 20k ohm
- Max Input Level: >+21dBu balanced or unbalanced
- CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz

Outputs:
- Connectors: 1/4 inch TRS, male XLR (pin 2 hot)
- Type: Impedance-balanaced/unbalanced, RF filtered
- Impedance: Balanced 100 ohm, unbalanced 50 ohm

System Performance:
- Bandwidth: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5/-1dB
- Frequency Response: <10Hz to >50kHz, +0.5/-3dB
- Dynamic Range: Typically >112dB
- Signal-to-Noise: Typically >95dB
- THD+Noise: <0.003%
- Interchannel Crosstalk: <-90dB, 20Hz to 20kHz

Function Switches:
- EQ Bypass: Bypasses the graphic equalizer section in the signal path
- Low Cut: Activates the 50Hz 12dB/octave high-pass filter
- Range: Selects either +/- 6dB or +/- 12dB slider boost/cut range

Power Supply:
- Operating Voltage: 100VAC-240VAC 50/60Hz
- Power consumption: 15W
- Mains Connection: IEC receptacle

Physical:
- Weight: 4.8 lbs.(2.2 kg)
- Dimensions(HxDxW): 1.75" x 6" x 19" (4.4 cm x 15.24 cm x 48.26 cm)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DBX 215SV
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 844-776-4899
(3 ratings)
Submitted November 14, 2011 by a customer from cox.net
"Inexpensive Price--High Value"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I expect that this device will last me for many years, and if it were lost or stolen I would replace it immediately. Although I think it might be overkill for my use, I might even move up to a 31 band EQ.
Sound
The 215S gives me all the variability of sound that I need for the kind of recording I do (audio book recording).
Features
I wanted to increase the punch in the lower frequencies of my voice. This device did just that.
Ease of Use
It is very easy to use. I just plugged my mic into the mic preamp, plugged the preamp into the 215S, plugged the 215S into my audio interface then plugged the interface into my computer--voila! Once I played with the EQ a bit and got the sound exactly the way I wanted it, I didn't have to touch it again.
Quality
The 215S has displayed any issues since I plugged it in.
Value
I paid an extremely small amount for the 215S, and yet it does the job I need it to do.
Manufacturer Support
I have not had to contact Support.
The Wow Factor
I wanted this device because of its price and its simplicity of design.
Musical Background:
Sax, 42 years, amateur
Musical Style:
All styles
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