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 266xs 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 266xs 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 266xs 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: 40k ohm balanced, 20k ohm unbalanced • Maximum level: >+22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
Outputs: • Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot) • Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered • Impedance (+4 dBu): 100 ohm balanced, 50 ohm unbalanced
• Impedance (-10 dBu): 1k ohm balanced, 500 ohm 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: Tip = >+22 dBu (Input), ring = >+20 dBu (Output)
Compression: • Threshold range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
Threshold: • Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee • Compression ratio: 1:1 to Infinity:1 • Attack time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
• Release time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
Expander/Gate: • Threshold range: -60dBu to +15dBu • Expansion ratio: 1:1 to 4:1 • Attack time: <100 µSec • Release time: Program-dependent
Overall System Specifications: • Bandwidth: 0.35 Hz - 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB • Frequency response (Flat): 20 Hz - 20 kHz; +0/-0.5 dB, • Noise: <-93 dBu, unweighted (22 kHz measurement bandwidth) • THD + N: <0.2%; Any amount of compression @ 1 kHz • Intermodulation distortion: <0.2% SMPTE • Dynamic range: >114 dB, unweighted • Interchannel crosstalk <-95 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; 120VAC 60 Hz • Operating temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F) • Dimensions: 1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.45 cm x 14.6 cm x 48.26 cm) • Net weight: 4.84 lbs. (2.19 kg).