DBX 162SL Purple Series Stereo Compressor Limiter

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DBX 162SL Purple Series Stereo Compressor Limiter

The same familiar striking front panel, machined from 1/4" aircraft aluminum, handcrafted solid aluminum knobs, LEDs mounted individually in machined stainless steel housings, custom VU meters with peak indicators, and heavy gauge chassis mark the 162SL as a leader for decades to come. The 162SL combines the best features of all the great dbx compressors, past and present, and gives you more versatile performance than ever before. In addition to having the auto attack and release as well as the hard knee threshold characteristics of the classic dbx 160, the 162SL offers AutoVelocity manual mode, in addition to our classic dbx OverEasy mode, made standard by the legendary dbx 165A. And speaking of the 165A, all of its features, including variable attack and release controls, as well as dbx’s latest limiting algorithm PeakStopPlus, are included in the 162SL.

  • Super fast manual attack and release
  • High-Drive Jensen output transformers
  • Hard-knee/OverEasy switchable
  • Ultra-low distortion compression for unheard of clarity even under extreme gain reduction
  • Program-dependent "Auto" Patent-pending AutoVelocity Manual, or fully variable attack and release modes
  • Connectors: XLR, 1/4" Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Max Input Level: 24dBu balanced
  • Bandwidth >200 kHz
  • Connectors: XLR, 1/4" transformer balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered Output Drive Capacity
  • >24dBm
  • Bandwidth: >200kHz
  • Threshold range: -40 to +30dBu
  • Ratio: 1:1 to infinity:1
  • Threshold Characteristic: Selectable, OverEasy or hard knee
  • Attack/Release Selectable manual or auto
  • Threshold range: +4 to +24 dBu (off)
  • Ratio: infinity:1
  • Limiter Type: PeakStopPlus 2 stage limiter


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