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Stereo / Dual-Mono Compressor / Limiter with Balanced Analog I/O
Item ID: 166XL

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Ultra-Smooth Compression Made Affordable!

The 166XL delivers super-fine compression as a price you can afford! It's also incredibly easy to operate! Advanced gate circuitry uses new timing algorithms so release characteristics are smooth and natural - no awkward cut-offs or abrupt closings, even with complex signals. A comprehensive list of features, from stereo or dual-mono operation to the 166XL's ability to use hard knee or OverEasy compression algorithms, make the 166XL the dynamics processor of choice for recording artists and musicians ready to take their audio to the next level. Superior sound and precision performance from the company that knows dynamics processors!

dbx 166XL Compressor/Expander/Gate Features:
  • "Goof 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
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx "Auto" mode

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 166XL

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