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dbx 166xs Compressor Limiter Gate - Active XLR +4dB

dbx 166xs Compressor Limiter Gate - Active XLR +4dB
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Categories : Pro Audio Gear  ,  Compressors
Brand: dbx
Product Code: DBX166XS
Availability: In Stock
£165.00
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Excl VAT: £137.50
 
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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.

  • 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
  • Input Connectors : 1/4" TRS and XLR, Floating Balanced; XLR: Pin 2 hot Phone: Tip Hot HI

 

  • Input Impedance: >50kΩ balanced, >25kΩ unbalanced

 

  • Max Input: +24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced

 

  • CMRR: >40dB at 1kHz, typically >55dB

 

  • Sidechain: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)

 

  • Sidechain Impedance: Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (Output)

 

  • Sidechain Max Input Level: +24dBu

 

  • Output Connectors : 1/4" TRS phone and XLR floating balanced, XLR: Pin 2 and Tip Hi

 

  • Output Impedance: 120Ω balanced, 60Ω unbalanced

 

  • Max Output: +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+Noise: Typically <0.04%; Any Amount of Compression Up to 40dB@1kHz

 

  • IMD: Typically <0.08% SMPTE @ +10dBu (15dB Gain reduction)

 

  • Compressor Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu

 

  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee

 

  • Compressor Ratio: Variable; 1:1 to Infinity:1; 60dB Maximum Compression

 

  • Compressor Attack Time: Variable program-dependent; 3ms to 340ms for 15dB gain reduction

 

  • Compressor Release Time: Variable program-dependent; 200dB/Sec to 3dB/Sec

 

  • Expander/Gate Threshold Range: OFF to +15dBu

 

  • Expander/Gate Ratio: 10:1

 

  • Expander/Gate Max Depth: >60dB

 

  • Expander/Gate Attack Time: <500µs (from Maximum Depth)

 

  • Expander/Gate Release Time: Adjustable, 30ms to 3sec (to 30dB attenuation)

 

  • 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 Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum

 

  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

 

  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 19" x 6.75" (4.45 cm x 48.2 cm x 17.15 cm)

 

  • Unit Weight : 5.05 lb (2.29 kg)

 

  • Shipping Weight: 7.20 lb (3.27 kg)

 

  • Reference: 0dBu = 0.775Vrms
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