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dbx 166xl Compressor/Limiter/Gate 166 XL Twin Dual 2-Channel


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DBX 166xl Compressor/LImiter/gate
Most compressor/gates provide less than musical compression, coupled with gating that swallows transientsor 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 166XLs 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 166XLs advanced gate circuitry uses a completely new, program-dependent timing algorithm to produce ultra-smooth release characteristicseven 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 166XLs 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 imageeven 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 166XLs 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 youve got a strong finisher, every time.
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 Connectors1/4" TRS and XLR, Floating Balanced; XLR: Pin 2 hot Phone: Tip Hot HI Input Impedance>50kbalanced, >25kunbalanced Max Input+24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced CMRR>40dB at 1kHz, typically >55dB Sidechain1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return) Sidechain ImpedanceTip = >10k(Input), Ring = 2k(Output) Sidechain Max Input Level+24dBu Output Connectors1/4" TRS phone and XLR floating balanced, XLR: Pin 2 and Tip Hi Output Impedance120balanced, 60unbalanced Max Output+21dBu,>+20 dBm into 600, balanced or unbalanced Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz; +0, -0.5dB, Typical 3dB points are 0.35Hz and 110kHz, unity gain Noise



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