Give your studio more dynamic control with a dbx compressor, limiter, gate to create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. The 116xs makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix - adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments. To protect your expensive amps and speakers the PeakStop® limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment dbx is no novice when it comes to compressors, they invented them! The 166xs is the newest 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. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.
Inputs: • Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot) • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered • Impedance: >50k ohm balanced, >25k ohm unbalanced
• Maximum level: >+24 dBu, balanced or unbalanced
Outputs: • Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot) • Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered • Impedance: 120 ohm balanced, >60ohm unbalanced • Maximum Level: >+21 dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k ohm or greater; >+18 dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600 ohm)
Sidechain Insert: • Connector: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); Tip = Input (return) • Impedance: Tip = >10k ohm (Input), Ring = 2k ohm (Output) • Maximum Level: >+20 dBu (tip/input), >+20 dBu (ring/output)
Compression: • Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
Threshold: • Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee • Compression ratio: Variable; 1:1 to Infinity:1; 60 dB Maximum Compression • Attack time: Variable program-dependent; 3 ms to 34 0ms for 15 dB gain reduction • Release time: Variable program-dependent; 200 dB/Sec to 3 dB/Sec
Expander/Gate: • Threshold range: OFF to +15 dBu • Expansion ratio: 10:1 • Maximum depth: >60 dB • Attack time: <500 µSec (from Maximum Depth) • Release time: Adjustable, 30 ms to 3 sec (to 30 dB attenuation)
Peakstop® Limiter: • Threshold Range 0 dBu to +20 dBu
Overall System Specifications: • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz; +0/-0.5 dB, Typical 3 dB points are 0.35 Hz and 110 kHz, unity gain • Noise: <-90 dBu, 22 Hz to 22 kHz, no weighting, unity gain • THD + N: typically <0.04%; Any Amount of Compression Up to 40 dB @ 1 kHz • SMPTE IMD typically <0.08% @ +10 dBu (15dB Gain reduction) • Dynamic range: >115 dB, unweighted • Interchannel crosstalk <-80 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz • CMRR: >40 dB, typically >55 dB at 1 kHz • Stereo coupling: True RMS Power Summing™ • Power consumption: 15 watts maximum • Operating voltage: 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 120 VAC 60 Hz • Operating temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F) • Dimensions: 1.75" x 6.75" x 19" (4.45 x 17.15 x 48.26 cm) • Net weight: 5.05 lbs. (2.29 kg).