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DBX 166XS Compressor Limiter Gate Dynamic Control Processor $20 Instant Coupon Use Promo Code: $20-OFF



DBX 166XS Compressor Limiter Gate Dynamic Control Processor $20 Instant Coupon Use Promo Code: $20-OFF

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 166XS  DBX 


 Compressor/Limiter/Gate Processor 


Adding a dbx® 166xs Compressor/Limiter/Gate to a live sound rig or studio brings more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Compression smooths out uneven levels, adds sustain to guitars and fattens up drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of the mix - adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments. To protect expensive amps and speakers the PeakStop® limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment.


The 166xs is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented Overeasy® compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the AutoDynamic™ attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts great sound within easy reach. The 166xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs.



  • Error 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 connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® "Auto" mode


  • Input Connectors: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2hot)
  • Input Impedance: >50kO balanced, >25kOunbalanced
  • Max Input: >+24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Input Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced,RF filtered
  • Sidechain: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
  • Sidechain ImpedanceL: Tip = >10kO (Input),Ring = 2kO (Output)
  • Sidechain Max Input Level:  >+20dBu (tip/input); >+20dBu (ring/output)
  • Output Connectors:  1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2hot)
  • Output Impedance:  120O balanced, >60O unbalanced
  • Max Output:  +21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kO or greater; >+18 dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600O)
  • Frequency Response:  20Hz - 20kHz; +0, -0.5dB,Typical 3dB points are 0.35Hz and 110kHz, unity gain
  • Noise:  <-90dBu, 22Hz to 22kHz, no weighting, unity gain
  • THD+Noise:  Typically <0.04%; Any Amount of Compression Up to 40dB @ 1kHz
  • IMD:  Typically <0.08% SMPTE @ +10dBu (15dBGain reduction)
  • Compressor Threshold Range:  -40dBu to +20dBu
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic:  SelectableOverEasy® or hard knee
  • Compressor Ratio:  Variable; 1:1 to Infinity:1; 60dB Maximum Compression
  • Compressor Attack Time:  Variable program-dependent; 3ms to 340ms for 15dB gain reduction
  • Compressor Release Time:  Variable program-dependent; 200dB/Sec to 3dB/Sec
  • Expander/Gate Threshold Range:  OFF to +15dBu
  • Expander/Gate Ratio:  10:1
  • Expander/Gate Max Depth:  >60dB
  • Expander/Gate Attack Time:  <500µs (from Maximum Depth)
  • Expander/Gate Release Time:  Adjustable, 30ms to 3 sec (to 30dB attenuation)
  • Limiter Threshold Range:  0dBu to +20dBu
  • CMRR:  >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
  • Interchannel Crosstalk:  <-80dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Dynamic Range:  >115 dB, unweighted
  • Stereo Coupling:  True RMS Power Summing™
  • Power Consumption:  15 Watts Maximum
  • Operating Temperature:  0°C to 45°C (32°F to113°F)
  • Dimensions:  1.75" x 19" x 6.75" (4.45 cm x 48.2cm x 17.15 cm)
  • Unit Weight:  5.05 lb (2.29 kg)
  • Shipping Weight:  7.20 lb (3.27 kg)
  • Reference:  0dBu = 0.775Vrms
  • Operating Voltage:  100 VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230 VAC 50/60Hz

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