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DBX 286 S

Microphone processor

  • Studio / Live microphone preamp
  • 48V Phantom power, de-esser, enhancer, compressor and expander gate
  • Design: 19", 1U
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Channels 1
Number of microphone inputs 1
Instrument input No
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter Yes
Equalizer No
De-Esser Yes
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse No
External effect loops Yes
Analogue Outputs Jack
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter Yes

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Solid unit for price

25.03.2017
This is a very sturdy machine, that's rackable and comes in an all metal casing.

The preamp on this DBX has up to +60dB gain that should be enough for even more gain hungry microphones.

This units compressor controls are a bit limited and tricky to figure out, as threshold, attack, release and ratio are all controlled by two buttons (drive and density). The gain reduction meter is helpful for understanding the compression system.

Not much to say about the de-esser, it does it's job nicely and has a wide frequency range on which it can be applied.

The enhancer section provides low and high frequency detail that should be good for voice-overs and other live applications where it's not possible to tweak the details in your DAW.

Don't really use the expander/gate section so much, but it works as intended.

I really like how the knobs feel on this device, they have little steps instead of smooth gliding action.

I don't like the fact that it doesn't have a power-off switch and that I have to unplug it every time after using.

The overall sound quality is decent, but it is not ultra low-noise.
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Good but no XLR out

13.04.2016
This is a nice, inexpensive product for improving recordings with a microphone. I've used it on a lot of recordings for pop vocals and it certainly makes them cleaner and also a bit less noisy. It's very easy to use and looks pretty nice sitting on my rack too.

I am surprised, however, that it doesn't have an XLR output, which is a strange omission. Although this isn't a big problem for me as I can just use normal jacks, I can imagine for some this could be a deal breaker.

Overall I'm happy with it, but it might not be for everyone.
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