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dbx 266XS

2 Channel Comp / Gate

Order Code: 266XS
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Our Price: $178.00

The compressor that is a lot like a Vegemite sandwich. The 266XS has all the bits you need for compression, including LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold. Can be used in stereo or dual-mono applications. In / out via 1/4" TRS and XLR, includes dbx 'auto' mode for compression, and smooth gate for clean work. Like the Vegemite sanga, it's simple - yet a classic. To crank it up 'one better' by adding some limiting, check out 166XS.

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

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  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Program-adaptive expander/gates
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
  • Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
  • Stereo or dual-mono operation
  • Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® "Auto" mode
Input Connectors 1/4" TRS and female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Input Impedance 40kΩ balanced/unbalanced
Max Input >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced
Output Connectors 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Output Type Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance +4dBu: 100Ω balanced, 50Ω unbalanced; -10dBu: 1kΩ balanced, 500Ω unbalanced
Max Output >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ or greater; >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600Ω)
Sidechain 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
Sidechain Impedance Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (Output)
Sidechain Max Input Level Tip = >+22dBu (Input)
Sidechain Max Output Level Ring = >+20dBu (Output)
Compressor Threshold Range -40dBu to +20dBu
Compressor Threshold Characteristic Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
Compressor Ratio 1:1 to Infinity:1
Compressor Attack Time Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
Compressor Release Time Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™
Expander/Gate Threshold Range -60dBu to +15dBu
Expander/Gate Ratio 1:1 to 4:1
Expander/Gate Attack Time <100µs
Expander/Gate Release Time Program-dependent
Bandwidth 0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dB
Frequency Response Flat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dB
Noise <-93dBu unweighted (22kHz measurement bandwidth)
THD+Noise Typically <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression @1kHz
IMD Typically <0.2% SMPTE
Dynamic Range >114 dB, unweighted
Interchannel Crosstalk <-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
CMRR >40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHz
Stereo Coupling True RMS Power Summing™
Power Consumption 15 Watts Maximum
Operating Voltage 100VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230VAC 50/60Hz
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 )
Unit Weight 4.84 lbs (2.19 kg)
Shipping Weight 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)
Reference 0dBu = 0.775Vrms