dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate

dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate

dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate

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  • Dual Channel
  • Stereo or Dual-Mono
  • Classic dbx "Auto" Mode
  • Side Chain Insert
  • Separate LED Displays
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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.

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
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dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate
  • AC Power Cable
  • Two (2) Year Warranty
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    dbx DBX266XSV Specs

    Function Compressor/gate
    Number of Channels 2
    Inputs 2 x XLR (pin 2 hot)
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone

    Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

    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

    Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

    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%
    Packaging Inforaytqyxqra
    Package Weight 6.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.9 x 11.3 x 2.6"

    dbx DBX266XSV Reviews

    266xs - Compressor/Gate is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Normalizes Voice Volume 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!!
    Date published: 2014-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money compressor We're using it to compress our levels for live streaming and dvd recording. The audio is clean and noise free. The compressor was easy to setup. Our pastor speaks with lots of variation. He can be quite loud and then softens towards the end. The DBX is a great compressor to moderate his volume and keep it consistent.
    Date published: 2015-09-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price at B&H Still messing around with this compressor, Learning the ins and outs and what it can do. Always wanted to get a compressor limiter/gate to fool with... so when I saw the B&H advertised price,I snagged it. delivery was faster than I figured, all the way out in Las Vegas, NV Thanks B&H
    Date published: 2015-07-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected This compressor adds noise to my sound path. Returned it for that same reason
    Date published: 2012-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supah! Works great, easy to use, soft limiting, great stuff here folks!
    Date published: 2018-08-10
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