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dbx 1066

Dual Compressor, Gate, Limiter

Order Code: 1066
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Our Price: $815.00

This compressor is for the more discerning live engineer / system operator. Two channel (or stereo) with Gate, Comp & Peak Limit - 'Zero Stop' to make sure your speakers never leave their nice house! Full override facilities on the comp (attack / release), or stick with the famous DBX settings in auto mode.

What makes 1066 as step above the rest? The V2 VCA. Developed especially for the 1066 and 1046, this VCA boasts superb dynamic range characteristics while maintaining very low distortion and almost immeasurable noise characteristics. The bottom line is this: a new VCA working in conjunction with world class design makes the dbx 1066 perform better than compressors selling for hundreds more.

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  • Selectable auto (classic dbx®) or manual (variable Attack and Release) compression
  • Contour switch removes unwanted low frequency information from detector circuit
  • Selectable Overeasy® or Hard Knee compression modes
  • PeakStopPlus™ limiting for setting maximum allowable level with minimal distortion
  • SC Ext and SC Mon for setting up and monitoring external devices for gating function
  • True differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs
  • True RMS level detection
  • Precision metering of input level, output level, and gain reduction
  • True stereo or dual mono operation
  • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation per channel
Input Connectors XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Input Impedance Balanced > 50 kOhm, unbalanced >25 kOhm
Max Input > +24 dBu balanced or unbalanced
CMRR Typically >50 dB at 1 kHz
Output Connectors XLR and 1/4" TRS (Pin 2 and tip hot)
Output Type Servo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance Balanced 120 Ohm, unbalanced 60 Ohm
Max Output > +21 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
Sidechain Input Connector 1/4" Unbalanced (Tip-Sleeve)
Sidechain Input Type Unbalanced, RF filtered
Sidechain Impedance >10 kOhm
Sidechain Max Input Level >+24 dBu
Sidechain Output Connector 1/4" Balanced TRS (tip hot)
Sidechain Output Type Impedance balanced, RF filtered
Sidechain Output Impedance Balanced 2 kOhm, unbalanced 1 kOhm
Sidechain Max Output Level >+21 dBu balanced or unbalanced
Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/0.5 dB
Frequency Response 0.35 Hz to 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
Noise < -95 dBu, unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
Dynamic Range > 118dB, unweighted
THD+Noise 0.008% typical at +4 dBu (1 kHz unity gain), 0.08% typical at +20 dBu (1 kHz unity gain), < 0.1% any amount of compression up to 40 dB, 1 kHz
IMD < 0.1% SMPTE
Interchannel Crosstalk < -80 dB 20Hz to 20 kHz
Stereo Coupling True RMS Power Summing
Compressor Threshold Range -40 dBu to +20 dBu
Compressor Ratio 1:1 to infinity:1
Compressor Threshold Characteristic Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
Compressor Attack/Release Characteristic AutoDynamic™
Compressor Attack/Release Modes Selectable Manual or Auto
Compressor Manual Attack Time Scalable program-dependent
Compressor Manual Release Time Scalable program-dependent
Compressor Auto Attack Time Program-dependent
Compressor Auto Release Time Program-dependent
Compressor Output Gain -20 to +20 dB
Limiter Threshold Range +4 dBu to +24 dBu (off)
Limiter Ratio infinity:1
Limiter Type PeakStopPlus® two-stage limiter
Limiter Stage 1 PeakStop® brickwall limiter
Limiter Stage 1 Attack Time Zero
Limiter Stage 1 Release Time Zero
Limiter Stage 2 Predictive intelligent program limiter
Limiter Stage 2 Attack Time Program-dependent
Limiter Stage 2 Release Time Program-dependent
Expander/Gate Threshold Range Off to +15dBu
Expander/Gate Ratio 1:1 to 30:1
Expander/Gate Attack Time < 100 µsec
Expander/Gate Release Time Program-dependent
SC Ext. Switch Routes the external sidechain input signal to the detector
SC Mon. Switch Routes the sidechain signal to the output, interrupting the normal audio
OverEasy® Switch Activates the OverEasy compression function
Countour Switch Activates the frequency-dependent detector function
Auto Switch Activates automatic program-dependent attack and release times, disabling the manual Attack and Release controls
I/O Meter Switch Switches between monitoring input and output levels on the Input/Output Level meter
Bypass Switch Activates the direct input-to-output hard-wire relay bypass. Relay automatically hard-wire bypasses unit at power-down and provides a power-on delay of 1.5 sec.
Operating Level Switch (rear panel) Switches the nominal operating level between -10 dBV and +4 dBu simultaneoulsy for both input and output levels
ST Link Switch Link both channels for stereo operation. Channel One becomes the master
Gain Reduction Meter 12-segment LED bar graph at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30 dB
I/O Meter 8-segment LED bar graph at -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +12, and +18 dBu
Compressor Threshold Meter 3-segment LED bar graph at Below (-), OverEasy and Above (+)
Expander/Gate Threshold Meter 2-segment LED bar graph at Below (-) and Above (+)
Limiter Threshold Meter 1 LED to indicate PeakStopPlus™ limiting
Function Switches LED indicator for each front-panel switch
Output Transformer Options Jensen® JT-123-dbx or JT-11-dbx, BCI RE-123-dbx or RE-11-dbx
Operating Voltage 100-120 VAC 50/60 Hz 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 20 Watts
Fuse 100-120 VAC:250 mA Slow Blow, 200-240 VAC:125 mA Type T
Power Connector IEC receptacle
Dimensions 1.75"Hx19"Wx9"D (4.4cmx48.3cmx20.1cm)
Unit Weight 5.1 lbs. (2.3 kg)
Shipping Weight 7.5 lbs. (3.4 kg)