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dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate

dbx 266xs - Compressor/Gate
Key Features
  • Dual Channel
  • Stereo or Dual-Mono
  • Classic dbx "Auto" Mode
  • Side Chain Insert
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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What would i gain by converting to dbx 266 from ...

What would i gain by converting to dbx 266 from my current alesis 3630?
Asked by: Edward
Both compressors offer the same settings with the dbx 266xs offering better quality according to some customers.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-05-03


Can this device help me, to have the same volume always from my tv to the speakers.?
Asked by: jesus
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.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2022-05-03


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


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


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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