Find great deals on eBay for DBX in Signal Processors and Rack Effects. Shop with confidence. User review from eladsky about dbx A: All-purpose compressor. dbx , A, and XL: See this article for an explanation of dbx’s product- numbering system. All three of these are built on the same core schematic.

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The A and XL are also quite versatile, with a wide usable range of tweakability to dial in exactly what you need. Using it to compress electronic drum kit – works great. Each channel feature a Gate Threshold, Compressor Threshold and ratio, and limiter threshold.

New gate timing algorithms ensure the smooth With the original old ‘s, believe it or not, the Chinese ones are more ruggedly-built and heavier. See details for description of any imperfections.

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It works great as a distortion effect, though–seriously! Regular rack wear and scuff marks on top and bottom. I have to say “potentially” because there are so many variables that can affect these results, and as I mentioned before, there are some settings where these units all sound pretty much the same. The is 8″ deep front-to-back, while the A and XL are 6″ deep. For all three, this is a one-space-high rackmount unit, with two channels that can be run in stereo or separately as dual-mono.

It’s true of all dbx units that they dull the highs when compressing heavily, but I’d say the older one does that much less than the new one. The controls for each channel of the old include: Extensive compressor reviews and FAQ. If there is a need to adjust. It can sound equally good or bad either way, depending on your usage and tastes, so not everyone will want to use the Contour switch. All three models have been made both in the USA and in China.


This item doesn’t belong on this page. Browse Related Browse Related. The I have is somewhat noisy, especially on one of the channels, yet the A and XL are noiseless.

While the buttons do not light up on the “A” model, that is a minor inconvenience If your audio requirements are not overly sophisticated and have the room to rack mount these, they are clearly the way to go if choosing among the comparable equipment.

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I do think the older two models can sound better than the later XL–but only at some settings, in some ways. All three models are a very good value for the money with their punchy clean sound, low noise in the more recent onesruggedness, and versatility–just don’t pay too much for them.

Tested and works perfe You may buy these togeth It only operates at line level, it does not work well if you plug a guitar or bass directly into it. See this article for an explanation of dbx’s product-numbering system.

The XS’s transparent sound lends itself pe There’s one switch in between the two sides for linking them in stereo or separating them for dual mono operation. Classic dbx “Auto” mode. There are many variables in the potentiometer taper, the installation of the 166aa and knobs, and the markings on the 166z, that can stump any attempts to set two units identically just by using the knob positions.

See Pix, ask for more if neeed and inquire any questions. It sounded much fuller and more “open” when compressing strongly, while the XL sounded more dull and choked. The tone overall is quite clean, and fairly transparent aside from the dip in highs during heavy compression.


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All of them feature a “Peakstop Limiter”, but unfortunately it’s a terrible peak limiter. What does this price mean? Pro Audio Power Conditioners. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date.

As a bass distortion the limiter sounds really good. The chronological order goes: See each listing for international shipping options and costs.

I was given a bunch of rack gear that I don’t personally need, so hopefully you can find it for a great price. Last one Free shipping. With the later A and XL models, the only way to tell the difference is by looking at the words printed on the back panel. Of course the flip side of all the controls available is that it takes some effort to find the right settings; the dvx one is easier to dial in.

Does what its suppoes to do. It’s a good feature to have available though.

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You may also like. But the XL is prevalent now, and there is some current interest in the “vintage mojo” of the original Available now is this DBX A limiter compressor. We have 3 dbx A, 2 dbx XL, and a Canare 8 channel insert whip. The A and XL models have threshold, release time, and a 1666a switch for the gate; threshold, ratio, attack, and release knobs; threshold for the limiter; and output gain and dhx switch.