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Perfect in Any Live Rig!

Don't let your sound get out of control - keep a dbx 166xs compressor/limiter/gate in your live sound rig. The comprehensive compressor/limiter takes dbx's years and years of experience making tried-and-true live dynamics processors to a whole new level. Go ahead, find any random idiot - he'll be able to use the 166xs, no problem. That's because dbx put priceless functions like their classic Auto mode and program-adaptive expander gates on the 166xs. Heck, this puppy's even got PeakStop limiters protect your gear from sudden craziness, so when the lead guitarist smashes his axe in a fit of passion, your eardrums may suffer, but your amps and speakers won't.

dbx 166xs 2-channel Compressor/Limiter/Gate Features at a Glance:
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any program material
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release
  • Program-adaptive expander/gates
  • LEDs for gain reduction, compression and gate threshold
  • PeakStop limiters protect your amps and speakers
  • Stereo or dual-mono operation
  • Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx Auto mode for nearly error-proof operation
dbx 166XS Specs:
Number of Channels 2
Controls Threshold, Release (Gate), Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Output Gain (Compressor), Peakstop (Limiter)
Threshold -40 dB to 20 dB (Compressor)
Ratio 1:1 to Inf.
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Side Chain Inserts Yes
Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4"
Outputs 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4"
Sidechain I/O 2 x 1/4"
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 6.75"
Width 19"
Weight 5.05 lbs.

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