DBX 266xs Compressor/Gate

DBX 266xs Compressor/Gate

DBX 266xs 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 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. The 266xs is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. 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.

Recommended for: Portable, Tour, Studio.

-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        40kΩ 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: 100Ω balanced, 50Ω unbalanced; -10dBu: 1kΩ balanced, 500Ω unbalanced

-Max Outp >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ or greater; >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600Ω)

-Sidechain        1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)

-Sidechain Impedance  Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (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   <100µs

-Expander/Gate Release Time Program-dependent

-Bandwidth      0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dB

-Frequency Response  Flat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dB

-Noise   <-93dBu unweighted (22kHz measurement bandwidth)

-THD+Noise      Typically <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression @1kHz

-IMD     Typically <0.2% SMPTE

-Dynamic Range           >114 dB, unweighted

-Interchannel Crosstalk            <-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz

-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


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