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dbx 166xs Dual Compressor/Limiter/Gate

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Product Description

Adding a dbx 166xs Compressor/Limiter/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. It 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. To protect your expensive amps and speakers the PeakStop limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment.

dbx knows compressors...after all we invented them! The 166xs 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 166xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.


Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: 50k? balanced, 25k? unbalanced
Maximum Level: +24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced

Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: 120? balanced, 60? unbalanced
Maximum Level: +21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k? or greater. +18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600?)

Connector: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); Tip = Input (return)
Impedance: Tip = 10k? (Input), Ring = 2k? (Output)
Maximum Level: +20dBu (tip/input) +20dBu (ring/output)

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

Threshold Range: OFF to +15dBu
Expansion Ratio: 10:1
Maximum Depth: 60dB
Attack Time: <500micro;Sec (from Maximum Depth)
Release Time: Adjustable, 30ms to 3sec (to 30dB attenuation)

Threshold Range 0dBu to +20dBu

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)
Dynamic Range: 115 dB, unweighted
Interchannel Crosstalk <-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
CMRR: 40dB, typically 55dB at 1kHz
Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing

Power Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum
Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230 VAC 50/60 Hz
Operating Temperature: 0C to 45C (32F to 113F)

Dimensions: 1.75" x 6.75" x 19" (4.45 cm x 17.15 cm x 48.26 cm )
Weight: Net weight: 5.05 lb (2.29 kg)
Shipping weight: 7.20 lb (3.27 kg)


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