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DBX 266XS 2-Channel Compressor Gate

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DBX 266XS Dual Compressor Gate

Bring a more professional sound to your mix

Adding a dbx 266xs Compressor/Gate to your live sound rig or studio gives you more dynamic control to help create amore polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out unevenlevels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drum sound. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix- adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments.dbx knows compressors…after all we invented them! The 266xs is the latest in a long line of the world’s most successfulcompressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented Overeasy compression technology provides smooth andmusical performance while the AutoDynamic attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts greatsound within easy reach. The 266xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and featuresXLR and ¼" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-readbacklit switches.Features Include:
  • 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
  • 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance: Balanced 40kO, unbalanced 20kO
  • Max Input Level: >+22dBu balanced or unbalanced
  • Connectors: 1/4" TRS, male XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance: +4 dBu: Balanced 100O
  • unbalanced 50O
  • -10 dBu: Balanced 1kO
  • unbalanced 500O
  • Max Output Level: >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kO or greater
  • >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600O)
  • Normalled: Tip is Input, Ring is Output
  • Tip: Impedance >10kO
  • Maximum Level >+22dBu
  • Ring: Impedance 2kO
  • Maximum Level >+20dBu
  • Selectable OverEasy or hard-knee
  • Threshold Range -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Compression Ratio 1:1 to Infinity:1
  • Attack Time Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic
  • Release Time Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic
  • Threshold Range -60dBu to +10dBu
  • Expansion Ratio 1:1 to 4:1
  • Attack Time <100µSec
  • Release Time Program-Dependent
  • Bandwidth: 0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0, -3dB
  • Frequency Response (Flat): 20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
  • Noise:
  • THD+N: <0.2%; Any amount of compression at 1kHz
  • Intermodulation Distortion: <0.2% SMPTE
  • Dynamic Range: >114dB, unweighted
  • Interchannel Crosstalk:
  • Common Mode Rejection: >40dB, typically >55dB @ 1kHz
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
  • Power Requirements 15 Watts
  • Operating Voltage 100VAC -120VAC 50/60Hz; 230VAC 50/60Hz
  • Operating Temperature32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
  • Dimensions 1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.5cm x 14.6cm x 48.26cm)
  • Weight Net Weight: 4.84 lbs/2.19 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 lbs/2.99 Kg
  • Note: 0dBu = 0.775VRMS


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