DBX 266xs Compressor/Gate

The DBX 266xs is an excellent addition for those adding a compressor/gate to their live rig/studio setup giving you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound.

Key Features:

  • East to use compressor/gate
  • Smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Stereo or dual-mono operation
  • Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® "Auto" mode

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    Product Code: 100083376

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    The DBX 266xs is an excellent addition for those adding a compressor/gate to their live rig/studio setup giving you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. 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.

    Its patented Overeasy® compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the AutoDynamic™ attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts great sound within easy reach. The 266xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.

    The DBX 266xs is a workhorse compressor/gate recommended for portable use, on tour and in the studio.

    Main features of the DBX 266xs 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
  • Input Connectors: 1/4" TRS and female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Input Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Input Impedance: 40k Ohms balanced/unbalanced
  • Max Input: >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Output Connectors: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Output Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Output Impedance: +4dBu: 100? balanced, 50? unbalanced; -10dBu: 1k? balanced, 500? unbalanced
  • Max Output: >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k? or greater; >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600?)
  • Sidechain: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
  • Sidechain Impedance: Tip = >10k? (Input), Ring = 2k? (Output)
  • Sidechain Max Input Level Tip = >+22dBu (Input)
  • Sidechain Max Output Level; Ring = >+20dBu (Output)
  • Compressor Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
  • Compressor Ratio: 1:1 to Infinity:1
  • Compressor Attack Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic
  • Compressor Release Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic
  • Expander/Gate Threshold Range: -60dBu to +15dBu
  • Expander/Gate Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1
  • Expander/Gate Attack Time:
  • Expander/Gate Release Time: Program-dependent
  • Bandwidth: 0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dB
  • Frequency Response: Flat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dB
  • Noise:
  • THD+Noise: Typically
  • IMD: Typically
  • Dynamic Range: >114 dB, unweighted
  • Interchannel Crosstalk:
  • CMRR: >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
  • Power Consumption:15 Watts Maximum
  • Operating Voltage: 100VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230VAC 50/60Hz
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.45 cm x 14.6 cm x 48.26 cm )
  • Unit Weight:4.84 lbs (2.19 kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
  • Reference: 0dBu = 0.775Vrms
  • 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
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