dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate

BH #DB266XS • MFR #DBX266XSV
dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate
Key Features
  • Dual Channel
  • Stereo or Dual-Mono
  • Classic dbx "Auto" Mode
  • Side Chain Insert
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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.

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dbx DBX266XSV Overview

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
UPC: 691991401244

dbx DBX266XSV Specs

FunctionCompressor/gate
Number of Channels2
Inputs2 x XLR (pin 2 hot)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone
Input Impedance>40kΩ balanced, >20kΩ unbalanced
Maximum Input Level>+22dBu, balanced or unbalanced
Outputs2 x XLR(pin 2 hot)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone
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 ConnectorsSide 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 Ratio1:1 to infinity:1, variable
Attack TimeScalable program-dependent AutoDynamic
Release TimeScalable program-dependent AutoDynamic
SlopeOverEasy or hard knee, selectable
Make-up Gain-20dB to +20dB
Gate Threshold-60dBu to +15dBu
Ratio1:1 to 4:1 expansion
Gate RateAttack: <100µSec (from maximum depth)
Release: Program dependent
Frequency ResponseFR: 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 Temperature32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Power Requirements100~120VAC 50/60Hz
15W maximum power consumption
Dimensions (WxDxH)19 x 5.75 x 1.75" (483 x 146 x 45mm)
Weight4.84 lb (2.19kg)
SpecialtiesSMPTE IMD: <0.2%
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.9 x 11.3 x 2.6"
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Does this supply phantom power?
Asked by: Moses
I doubt that it supplies phantom power as it appears to be intended only for line level circuits, not mics. the selection choice is between pro (+4) and consumer (-10) levels for the rear panel XLRs
Answered by: David S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can this device help me, to have the same volume always from my tv to the speakers.?
Asked by: jesus a.
The DBX unit is a dual channel unit generally recommended for professional music recording/production. The unit also features a Gate and Expander. Most features not required for your application. The Rolls SL33B is a popular product for your application, and can be connected between TV and receiver, or TV and powered speakers. https://bhpho.to/2qGDGNG
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this just help in recordings, or is there a clear difference in live speaking as well?
Asked by: Jeff S.
I use it for recording only, but I believe it would work as well for live speaking as well. The adjusted sound would just go directly to speakers instead of the recorder.
Answered by: Dennis D.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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would an audio gate alone control help in a 4mic clip on mic situation that is very interactive?
Asked by: richard
Yes in kind of easy to setup; but I read you're using clip microphones, most of them use phantom power and you have to be aware thar the dbx does not supply it.
Answered by: Alejandro O.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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