dbx 160A Compressor / Limiter

$553.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 8th - 10th August

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 8th - 10th August

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

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  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Selectable OverEasy and Hard Knee Compressor Curves
  • 12-Segment and 19-Segment LED Metering
  • Threshold, Ratio and Gain Controls
  • Exclusive Infinity+ Inverse-Compression Mode
  • New, Floating Output Stage and Independent Outputs

dbx 160A Compressor / Limiter

Details

The dbx 160A Compressor/Limiter is the latest addition to the legendary dbx 160 family of compressor/limiters. Delivering the same classic sound, easy setup and no compromise metering, the dbx 160A now features an improved signal path and stronger chassis design. The 19-segment, switchable input/output LED metering can be easily calibrated to any operating level while the 12-segment gain reduction LEDs provide precise analysis at-a-glance. Complete with switch-selectable compression curves and ranging threshold, ratio and output controls, the dbx 160A Compressor/Limiter is perfect for any live sound environment.

Product Ref: 8822

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The dbx® 160 Series

Since its introduction in the mid 1970's, the dbx 160 series has been the world's most popular line of audio compressors. After the classic 160 - which is still used daily in many world-class studios - came the 165, the 160X and the 160XT. Solid construction, fool proof operation, great sound, at-a-glance metering and bulletproof output stage all contributed to its popularity with musicians, recording studios, consultants and installers, and broadcast producers alike.

OverEasy® and Hard Knee Compression

The dbx 160A features switch-selectable OverEasy® and Hard Knee compression curves, along with exceptionally wide-ranging threshold, ratio and output controls. True RMS level detection provides the most natural-sounding dynamics processing available, from subtle compression to ''brick wall'' peak limiting. Low ratios combined with OverEasy® compression is perfect for transparently smoothing out fluctuating vocal and instrument levels. Or use the 160A's Hard Knee compression and high ratios to ensure unparalleled protection against overload distortion in digital recording, PA systems and broadcast signals.

Exclusive Infinity+

The dbx 160A's unique Infinity+ inverse-compression mode decreases the audio output level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold, suitable for correcting overbearing vocal choruses and controlling runaway house mix levels. A detector input can be used with an equaliser for de-essing sibilant vocals and selectively smoothing out boomy notes on both acoustic guitars and bass guitars. Additionally, two 160As can be stereo-coupled together to process an entire mix or instruments mic'd in a stereo configuration, without shifting the left/right image.

Features

  • OverEasy® or classic hard knee compression with dbx's® ultra-musical program dependent attack and release times
  • Compression ratio variable from 1:1 through infinity :1 to negative compression
  • Precision dual RMS LED display monitors input or output and gain reduction over a wide range and calibrates for different operating levels
  • Over 60dB of gain reduction available
  • Exclusive Infinity+ compression allows negative compression
  • Independent balanced and unbalanced outputs can drive 600 loads to +24dBm simultaneously
  • New floating balanced output stage drives any load
  • Optional output transformer capable
  • Compatible with another 160A for true RMS stereo summing operation

Specifications

  • Input Connectors: 1/4'' TRS and XLR; Floating Balanced
  • Input Impedance: 40kΩ
  • Maximum Input: +24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced (Absolute)
  • CMRR: >45dB (Any Frequency)
  • Detector Input: 1/4'' TRS Connector; Floating Balanced
  • Detector Input Impedance: >200kΩ
  • Detector Input Maximum Level: +28dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
  • Output Connectors:
    • 1/4'' TRS, Unbalanced
    • XLR, Floating Balanced
  • Output Impedance:
    • Balanced: 200Ω
    • Unbalanced: 100Ω
  • Maximum Output:
    • Balanced: +24dBm,
    • Unbalanced: +20dBm,
  • Noise:
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0, -0.5dB; +0, -3dB 5kHz and 90kHz)
  • THD:
  • Compressor Threshold Characteristic: OverEasy® or Hard Knee
  • Compressor Ratio: Variable 1:1 to :1 Thru to -1:1; >60dB Maximum Compression
  • Compressor Attack Time: Program Dependent; Typically 15ms for 10dB, 5ms for 20dB, 3ms for 20dB
  • Compressor Release Time: Program Dependent; Typically 8ms for 1dB, 80ms for 10dB, 400ms for 50dB; 125dB/Sec Rate
  • Dynamic Range: >113dB
  • Gain Adjustment Range: Variable from -20dB to +20dB
  • Stereo Coupling: True RMS Power Summing
  • Summing: 1/4'' TRS Phone Jack
  • Operating voltage: DO: 90-130VAC, 50Hz/60Hz; EU: 200-250VAC, 50Hz/60Hz
  • Power Connector: IEC Receptacle
  • Dimensions: 1.75'' x 19'' x 6.5'' / 4.45cm x 48.2cm x 16.51cm
  • Weight: 4.452lbs / 1.99kg
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