DBX 166 XS

Compressor / Gate / Limiter

  • Variable attack and release times
  • Excellent dynamic control
  • Inputs and outputs: XLR and 6.3 mm
  • Side chain insert (6.3 mm jack)
  • Stereo or dual mono operation possible
  • Built size: 19 " / 1U
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Compressor Yes
Gate Yes
Peak Limiter Yes
2-Channel Unit Yes
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes

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Great all round compressor

Patrick M, 24.02.2015
Pretty nifty product right here. For those that want a compressor, this is the best you'll get without heading into a price range several times this. On a hardware level it's sturdy and secure; everything adjusts as it should and it doesn't look bad either.

Sound wise...if you aren't familiar with compressors you WILL need to spend some time working your way around it. But it does the job nicely. I use it for live applications so my bass amp isn't too 'flabby'; just a little bit of control and some boost, and while not a dramatic difference that difference is pretty useful;. Less uncontrolled oomph, more kick-in-the-face output. My only concern is that attempts to control things even a little too much can make the sound quite flat very quickly (yes I know how compressors work before anyone goes there-some of the higher models can control the sound further without draining the soul of the bass). That said I use a pretty heavy sound, even for a bass, so more standard applications probably won't suffer the same issue so quickly.
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A device you can't do work without it

Pavko, 07.11.2018
First thing before buying microphones for our new studio was - buy DBX166XS - affordable product that beats its functionality with the price range. Recommendation to all, from radio productions to vocal and mixing studios.
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