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DBX 166XL Dual Compressor-Limiter with Dual Gate

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Ultra-Smooth Compression Made Affordable!
 
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. 
 
The dbx 166XL Dual Compressor Limiter uses advanced gate circuitry to yield ultrasmooth release characteristics, no matter how complex the signals. The Stereo Couple mode with True RMS Power Summing produces a solid image, even with high compression. Full sidechain functionality with hard knee or OverEasy compression algorithms. Single rackspace.
 
Features
  • 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
Specifications
  • 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