dbx 286s Microphone Preamp & Channel Strip Processor
dbx 286s Microphone Preamp & Channel Strip ProcessorDetails
The dbx 286s is a microphone pre-amp channel strip featuring a compressor, de-esser, expander/gate and 48V phantom power.
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The dbx 286s is a microphone pre-amp channel with five dynamic processors which can be used independently or in any combination. Why mic up vocals and instruments through a noisy, blurry mixer? The dbx 286s is equipped with a sonically pristine mic pre-amp including all the features you need- a wide-ranging input gain control, switchable 48V phantom power and an 80Hz high-pass filter. Use the 286s features the patented OverEasy compressor to transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks or deliver that classic "in your face" rock vocal. Take out vocal sibilance and high frequency distortion in cymbals with the frequency tunable De-Esser. Fine-tune the Enhancer's HF Detail control to add sparkle and crispness to tracks. LF Detail control adds fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments while simultaneously cleaning up muddy low midrange frequencies. The Expander/Gate provides separate threshold and ratio controls allowing you to subtly reduce headphone leakage or radically gate noisy guitar amps.
The dbx 286s has a full complement of metering and status LEDs, visually guiding you to achieve the right sound. A XLR mic input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs, whilst an additional 14" TRS phone jack can accept balanced/ unbalanced line signals to process live electronic instruments or pre-recorded tracks at mixdown. An insert jack between the 286s mic pre-amp and signal processing sections can be used to "loop out" to external processors (such as EQ) or to mix the pre-amp's signal out to an external destination.
The cost and hassle of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be frustrating. The dbx 286s gives you all the tools you'll need in one box, with the shortest signal path to help keep your music sounding clean.
- INPUT Floating balanced, Pin 2 Hot
- Impedance: 1.75k ohm
- Maximum Level: 0.2Vrms
- Gain Adjustment
- Range: +10dB to +60dB
- Phantom Power: +48VDC
- CMRR: >40dB, typically 55dB
- Input: Floating balanced, TIP Hot
- Impedance: 30k ohm unbalanced, 60k ohm balanced
- Maximum Level: >+21dBu, balanced or unbalanced
- Gain Adjustment Range: -20dB to +30 dB
- CMRR: >40dB, typically 55dB
- (4" TRS phone) Normalled; tip is Send, ring is Return
- Ring: Impedance: >5k ohm
- Maximum Level: >+21dBu
- Tip: Impedance: 100 ohm
- Noise: <-84dBu, unweighted (20Hz-20kHz)
- Distortion: <0.01 THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu
- 4" TRS phone: Balanced/Unbalanced
- Impedance: 100? unbalanced, 200 ohm balanced
- Maximum Level: >+21dBu, >+20dBm (600 ohm load)
- Gain Adjustment Range: -30dB to +10dB
- Noise: <-80dBu (typically -85dBu, unweighted (20Hz-20kHz)
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5, -0.5dB
- Distortion: <0.08 THD, 20Hz-20kHz, +10dBu, all Processing Controls OFF
- Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu
- Threshold Characteristics: OverEasy
- Compression Ratio: >4:1 For input levels beyond 20dB above threshold
- Maximum Compression: 30dB
- Attack Time: Program-Dependent; adjustable
- Release Time: Program-Dependent; adjustable
- Distortion: Typically <0.05 THD, 20Hz-20kHz, 15dB G/R, +10dBu Output, DENSITY @ 0
- Characteristic: Wideband Gain Reduction
- Frequency Range: 800Hz to 10kHz High Pass
- Release Time: 12dB/octave Program-Dependent; approximately 1mS/dB
- HF Detail Characteristic: Program-controlled shelving equalizer, approximately 15dB maximum HF boost
- LF Detail Characteristics: Bell-shaped boost @ 80Hz, bell-shaped cut @ 250Hz, ratio is approximately 2:1
- Threshold Range: OFF to +15dBu
- Expansion Ratio: Adjustable 1.5:1 to 10:1
- Maximum Depth: >50dB
- Attack Time: Program-Dependent, approximately 2mS
- Release Time: Program-Dependent, approximately 10mS/dB
- Dynamic Range: Typically 105dB
To see further specifications of the dbx286s microphone pre-amp & channel strip processor please download the PDF from the link below
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