dbx 231s

Dual-channel 31-band Equalizer
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The Benchmark of Live EQs

There's a reason many of today's top live sound professionals turn to dbx for live sound EQs. With dbx's impeccable history of making robust and reliable graphic EQs, they've become a standard in touring rigs and installed PA systems everywhere. The dbx 231s dual-channel 31-band graphic equalizer lives up to the legacy - providing 1/3-octave Constant Q control beyond the audible frequency spectrum. Equipped with a switchable +/-6dB or +/-12dB, the 231s gives you fine control and superb sound quality. And with over 108dB of dynamic range, you know your sound is in good hands when you trust it to the dbx 231s graphic EQ.

dbx 231s Dual-channel 31-band Equalizer Features at a Glance:
  • 1/3-octave Constant Q frequency bands
  • Switchable boost/cut ranges of +/-6 or +/-12dB
  • 12dB/octave 50Hz low-cut filter
  • Front panel bypass switch
  • +/-12dB input gain range
  • 4-segment LED ladders for monitoring output level
  • XLR and TRS inputs and outputs
  • Frequency response of <10Hz to >50kHz
  • Dynamic range of greater than 108dB
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 3.5" x 6" x 19"
For precision control and quality sound, count on the dbx 231s 31-band graphic equalizer!

Additional Media

215s, 131s, and 231s User Manual
231s Spec Sheet
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Number of Bands 2 x 31-band
Q Type Fixed
Boost/Cut Range ±6 dB, ±12 dB (Switchable)
Low Cut Filter 50Hz, 12 dB/octave
Faders Throw Short-throw
Rack Spaces 2U
Height 3.5"
Depth 6"
Width 19"
Weight 6.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 231s

Customer Reviews

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Fine performance.

First of all, I checked this unit for noise issues. I connected it to a 100% balanced audio path via the XLR jacks, set the gain to my normal levels, then began manipulating the faders at the +/- 12 dB scale. No hiss, nada. The EQ was perfectly quiet.My dbx 231s replaced an ancient dual-15-band Samson EQ which obviously wasn't giving me enough control in my desktop system. Thus far, I really like the results.
Music background: Audio restoration.



Church Sound Management

Very clean easy to use, cable jacks as needed.
Music background: Sound Tech

Sounds great

I received the unit promptly...which is not typical here in bush Alaska. I installed it and balanced the church sanctuary in about half an hour. Greatly increased intelligibility and greater gain before feedback. The best $200.00 I ever spent.
Music background: Recording studio owner, audio consultant, radio station General Manager

dbx 231s purchase

I discovered the magic of the Wish List. I put the dbx 231s on the wish list and didn't think anything would come of it. I recall that I also did the same with a dbx stereo compressor, (and though it wasn't wish-listed, a Roland GR-55). Then my fairy godperson, the Sweetwater Wizard, Ryan Murray emails me that these items are on sale as demo units. The price was too good, but, it was true! So I acted immediately and picked up a couple great pieces of gear for a good discount. Now my tunes are clean, slightly compressed into luxurious sonic sumptuousness, and the EQ of Planet Earth is more heavenly than it was. The End.
Music background: Symphony/ Jazz Trombone major who has always played guitar and bass, Freelanced with Las Vegas stars, New York cast of Fiddler on the Roof, The Temptations, and others. Currently working with Liv Dietrich composing Praise and Worship music.
See also: Graphic Equalizers, dbx, dbx Graphic EQ, dbx Graphic EQ