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dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate

B&H # DB266XS Mfr # 266XS
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Product Highlights
  • Dual Channel
  • Stereo or Dual-Mono
  • Classic dbx "Auto" Mode
  • Side Chain Insert
  • Separate LED Displays

The 266xs from dbx is a dual channel compressor/gate that when added to a live sound rig or studio, will deliver more polished, professional sound. The unit can function either as a stereo processor or in dual mono mode and features all the usual controls required for this kind of processor.

The unit provides the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of a mix. For simplified operation the Overeasy compression technology returns smooth and musical performance, while the exclusive AutoDynamic attack and release controls puts great sound within easy reach.

The processor has true RMS power summing and features quality input and output connectors. Comprehensive visual feedback is provided by gain reduction metering and backlit switches.

Error 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-mono operation
Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors
Side Chain insert
Classic dbx "Auto" mode
Function Compressor/gate
Number of Channels 2
Inputs 2 x XLR (pin 2 hot)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone 1
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Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

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Input Impedance >40kΩ balanced, >20kΩ unbalanced
Maximum Input Level >+22dBu, balanced or unbalanced
Outputs 2 x XLR(pin 2 hot)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone 2
Please Note:

Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

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Output Impedance @ +4dBu: 100Ω balanced, 50Ω unbalanced
@ -10dB: 1kΩ balanced, 500Ω unbalanced
Maximum Output Level >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ or greater
>+18dBm balanced/unbalanced into 600Ω
Other Connectors Side Chain
Type: 1/4" TRS phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); Tip = Input (return)
Impedance: Tip = >10kΩ (input), Ring = 2kΩ (output)
Maximum Levels: >+22dBu (tip/input), >+20dBU (ring/output)
Compression Threshold -40dBu to +20dBu
Compression Ratio 1:1 to infinity:1, variable
Attack Time Scalable program-dependent AutoDynamic
Release Time Scalable program-dependent AutoDynamic
Slope OverEasy or hard knee, selectable
Make-up Gain -20dB to +20dB
Gate Threshold -60dBu to +15dBu
Ratio 1:1 to 4:1 expansion
Gate Rate Attack: <100µSec (from maximum depth)
Release: Program dependent
Frequency Response FR: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
Bandwidth: 0.35Hz to 9okHz, +0/-3.0dB
Dynamic Range >114dB, unweighted
Noise <-93dBu, unweighted (22kHz measured bandwidth)
THD + N <0.02% typical on any amount of compression @ 1kHz
Crosstalk <-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
CMRR >40dB, typical, >55dB @ 1kHz
Operating Temperature 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Power Requirements 100~120VAC 50/60Hz
15W maximum power consumption
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 5.75 x 1.75" (483 x 146 x 45mm)
Weight 4.84 lb (2.19kg)
Specialties SMPTE IMD: <0.2%
dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate
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    dbx266xs - Compressor/Gate
     
    3.5

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    5.0

    Normalizes Voice Volume

    By John D

    from Plymouth MI

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy Setup
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Very Low Energy Useage

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Church Sound And Recordin
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate:

      I bought this compressor, at the recommendation of a friend, to level out the extreme voice volume fluctuation of my pastor. I have been extremely pleased with the result...exactly what I wanted. The pastor can now be clearly heard all throughout the chapel without me having to try and manually adjust his volume ups and downs. It takes a little time to set this up to get just the right wireless mic input into the compressor, but the result is noise free and evenly adjusted volume. On the recording, I hear no noise and the quality is excellent. I received instant comments from many worshippers on the improvement. I could not be happier!!

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      2.0

      Not what I expected

      By Hector Huyo

      from Miami

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate:

          This compressor adds noise to my sound path. Returned it for that same reason

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