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DBX 166A Processor

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This processor is in good working condition.

The 166A provides two channels of noise gating, OverEasy or classic Hard Knee compression and PeakStop limiting to give complete control of signal dynamics to studios, sound reiinforcement companies, musicians, or anyone who needs quality processing quickly and easily.

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  • Stereo or Dual Mono operation of gating, compression and peak limiting.
  • OverEasy/Hard Knee Selection.
  • Expander/Gate Circuit - with variable release time and +15dB maximum threshold.
  • Compressor Mode switch - selects from two sets of program-dependent Attack and Release times to tailor response for individual instruments or mixed program material.
  • Selectable Low Frequency Shelf (via Contour button) in the Sidechain Path - recommended when compressing mixed program material to prevent low frequency energy from punching "holes" in the sound.
  • PeakStop Limiting - provides control of maximum peak levels at the output of the 166A regardless of any other control. PeakStop comes after the compression, gating and other circuitry including the output gain, so it lets an absolute limit be put on the peak excursions before they reach the output.
  • True RMS Level Detection - senses the power in the program in a musical manner, much as human hearing does, giving results superior to peak or average detection.
  • Hardwire System Bypass Buttons on both channels - allow the audio to pass even if the unit is unplugged, and are also useful for comparing the processed and unprocessed signal.
  • 10-Segment LED Display for GAIN REDUCTION (up to 30dB).
  • Electronically Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS Input and Output Jacks.
  • Separate Sidechain Inserts enables an outboard processor or signal to control compression or gating.
  • DC-Controlled Parameters - the signal does not pass thru any of the parameter controls. Instead a DC voltage controls all functions; this eliminates any possibility of potentiometer noise developing over time.

Additional Details

Manufacturer: DBX
Condition: Good
Model: 166A
Item #: 36353 (Brokered)
Tags: Pro audio, Signal processor
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