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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I do think the older two models can sound better than the later XL–but only at some settings, in some ways. The and A are built to take the abuse of steady gigging; the XL is not quite as rugged, but it’s still decent. Skip to main content. Klark Teknik kt Classic Fet-style Compressor. Personally I don’t think so, unless you can get the for very cheap, or if you already have one.

DBX 166A Compressor/Limiter

These units have been fully tested and work great, condition is good showing normal wear, please let us know if you have any questions. There’s one switch in between the two sides for linking them in stereo or separating them for dual mono operation. The unit 16a6 used and has been tested to be in working condition. I love the “A” version even though it is an older model than the slightly more sophisticated “XL”, there are two features I enjoy over the newer version 1666a Condition.

The main point of comparing these three models is to find out whether that’s true in this case.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. This unit has several scuffs and scratches mainly on the top cover. I love the “A” version even though it is an older model than the slightly more sophisticated “XL”, there are two features I enjoy over the newer version: So to get to the point: Available now is this DBX A limiter compressor.

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People who bought this also bought. For this reason, I recommend the model A as the one to buy. Regular rack wear and scuff marks on top and bottom. Available now is this DBX A limiter compressor.

dbx A 2 Channel Compressor Limiter Fully Tested | eBay

This DBX A has been tested and it is 166 properly. Tested and works perfe Potentially better sound than the XL, and potentially lower noise than the old I haven’t inspected the XS yet. Maybe it comes down vbx different settings, or maybe it’s just placebo effect. It sounded much fuller and more “open” when compressing strongly, while the XL sounded more dull and choked. It only operates at line level, it does not work well if you plug a guitar or bass directly into it.

It also has extra features such as gating, expansion, and peak limiting. As a bass distortion the limiter sounds really good.

With the later A ddbx XL models, the only way to tell the difference is by looking at the words printed on the back panel.

We have 3 dbx A, 2 dbx XL, and a Canare 8 channel insert whip.

Bdx 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. I was given a bunch of rack gear that I don’t personally need, so hopefully you can find it for a great price. The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay.

Using it to compress electronic drum kit – works great. Originally I had only reviewed the “A” version because it seemed at the time some years ago that the Dhx was the one most commonly found on the used market. In other words, with Contour engaged, 16a6 whole signal isn’t compressed as hard when you hit high-strength low notes. Pro Audio Power Conditioners. With the original old ‘s, believe it or not, the Chinese ones are more ruggedly-built and heavier. The is 8″ deep front-to-back, while the A and XL are 6″ deep.


Last one Free shipping. See Pix, ask for more if neeed and inquire any questions. For example, when I set the and the XL to “identical” knob settings, they sounded very different–and the sounded way, way better than the XL!

I have to say “potentially” because there are so many variables that can affect these results, and as I mentioned before, there are some 166w where these units all sound pretty much the same.

All of them feature a “Peakstop Limiter”, but unfortunately it’s a terrible peak limiter. The chronological order goes: Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text “compressor reviews”.

It’s not a night-and-day difference, and at some settings you might not be able to hear a difference at sbx. New gate timing algorithms ensure the smooth There are many variables in the potentiometer taper, the installation of the pots and knobs, and the markings on the face, that can stump any attempts to set two units identically just by using the knob positions.

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