dbx 500 Series 560A Compressor/Limiter

dbx 500 Series 560A Compressor/Limiter

dbx 500 Series 560A Compressor/Limiter

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dbx 500 Series 560A Compressor/Limiter

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The 500 Series 560A Compressor/Limiter from DBX offers VCA-based compression with the switch-selectable OverEasy and Hard Knee compression curves. With a wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls and true RMS level detection, the compressor provides natural-sounding dynamics. The 560A will provide much needed punch to drums, bass, vocals and also subtle compression to "brick wall” peak limiting.

Choose low ratios and OverEasy compression to expertly smooth out fluctuating vocal and instrumental levels, or use the 560A's Hard Knee compression and high ratios for protection against overload distortion in digital recording, P.A. systems, and broadcast signals.

The 19-segment, switchable Input/Output LEDs and 12-segment Gain Reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at a glance. And, the INFINITY+ inverse-compression mode actually decreases the audio output level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold, correcting overbearing vocal choruses and controlling runaway mix levels.

OverEasy or classic hard knee compression with ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times
Compression ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity:1 to -1:1
Precise RMS gain reduction and input/output meter displays with calibration control for different operating levels
True RMS level detection
Infinity+ compression using negative ratios
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dbx 500 Series 560A Compressor/Limiter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    dbx DBX560A specs

    Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Input Impedance 40 kOhms balanced, 20 kOhms unbalanced
    Maximum Input Level +22 dBu
    CMRR >40 dB; typically >55 dB at 1 kHz
    Output Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Output Impedance Balanced 30 ohms, unbalanced 15 ohms
    Maximum Output Level +22 dBu
    Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, + 0/-0.5 dB; 0.5 Hz - 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    Noise <-97 dBu, unweighted (22 Hz - 22 kHz)
    THD+N <0.005% typical, no compression, 1 kHz input at 0 dBu; <0.07% typical, any amount of compression up to 40 dB @ 1 kHz
    Dynamic Range >119 dB
    Gain Adjustment Range Variable from -20 dB to +20 dB
    Compressor Threshold -40 dBu to +20 dBu
    Threshold Selectable OverEasy or Hard Knee
    Ratio Variable 1:1 to infinity:1 thru to -1:1; 60 dB maximum compression
    Attack Time Program-Dependent; typically 15 ms for 10 dB, 5 ms for 20 dB, 3 ms for 30 dB
    Release Time Program-Dependent; typically 8 ms for 1 dB, 80 ms for 10 dB, 400 ms for 50 dB; 125 dB/Sec Rate
    Power Requirements +/- 16 VDC
    Current Draw 60 mA per power rail
    Power Draw 1.92 W
    Rack Compatibility 500 Series compatible power-frame
    Rack Space 1 slot
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.25 x 1.5 x 6" (13.34 x 3.81 x 15.24 cm)
    Weight 1.3 lb (0.59 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 6.3 x 3.6"

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