Bring a more professional sound to your mix

The DBX 266xs Compressor/Gate is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented Over easy compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the Auto Dynamic 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 back lit switches.

Adding a DBX 266xs Compressor/Limiter/Gate to your live sound rig or studio gives 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

  • 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 expandera/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
  • 266xs Compressor/Gate
  • INPUTS
  • Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Type : Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance : 40k balanced, 20k unbalanced
  • Maximum Level : >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced
  • OUTPUTS
  • Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance (+4dBu) : 100 balanced, 50 unbalanced
  • Impedance (-10dBu) : 1k balanced, 500 unbalanced
  • Maximum Level :>+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k or greater>+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600 & omega)
  • SIDECHAIN INSERT
  • Connector : 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled : Ring = Output (send) ; Tip = Input (return)
  • Impedance : Tip = >10k(Input), Ring = 2k(Output)
  • Maximum Level : Tip = >+22dBu (Input), Ring = >+20dBu (Output)
  • COMPRESSION
  • Threshold Range : -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Threshold
  • Characteristic : Selec table Over Easy or hard knee
  • Compression Ratio : 1:1 to Infinity :1
  • Attack Time : Scalable Program-Dependent Auto Dynamic
  • Release Time : Scalable Program-Dependent Auto Dynamic
  • EXPANDER/GATE
  • Threshold Range : -60dBu to +15dBu
  • Expansion Ratio : 1:1 to 4:1
  • Attack Time : <100&MICRO ; Sec
  • Release Time : Program-Dependent
  • SYSTEM
  • Bandwidth : 0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dB
  • Frequency Response (Flat) : 20Hz - 20kHz ; +0/-0.5dB,
  • Noise : <-93dBu, unweighted (22kHz measurement bandwidth)
  • THD + N : <0.2% ; Any Amount of Compression @1kHz
  • Inter modulation Distortion : <0.2% SMPTE
  • Dynamic Range : >114dB, unweighted
  • Inter channel Cross talk <-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • CMRR : >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
  • POWER
  • Power Consumption: 15 Watts Maximum
  • Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230 VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
  • MPN :  266XS
  • UPC :  691991401244

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