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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Using it to compress electronic drum kit – works great.

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You may buy these togeth All of them feature a “Peakstop Limiter”, but unfortunately it’s a terrible peak limiter. It sounded much fuller and more “open” when compressing strongly, while the XL sounded more dull and choked. See all 4 pre-owned listings.

This DBX A has been tested and it is functioning properly. It’s not a night-and-day difference, and at some settings you might not be able to hear a difference at all. Skip to main content. The vintage is was created as a two-channel version of thewith additional features and controls. For all three, this is a one-space-high rackmount unit, with two channels that can be run in stereo or separately as dual-mono.

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But the XL is prevalent now, and there is some current interest in the “vintage mojo” of the original This page was last updated: This reduces the common effect of a compressor “swallowing” your highs during those low-note peaks.

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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. In other words, with Contour engaged, the whole signal isn’t compressed as hard when you hit high-strength low notes. Even the A model is pretty old by now, and may need refurbishing in some cases.

The A and XL are also quite versatile, with a wide usable range of tweakability to dial in exactly what you need. New gate timing algorithms ensure the smooth Whenever possible, try before you buy, and pay close attention to what Ebay sellers do and don’t say about the sound and functionality of the unit they are selling.

The is 8″ deep front-to-back, while the A and XL are 6″ deep. 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 Great Condition. It also has extra features such as gating, expansion, and peak limiting. Classic dbx “Auto” mode. For example, when I set the and the XL to “identical” knob 166q, they sounded very different–and the sounded way, way better than the XL!

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Very hard to tell. It’s a good feature to have available though.

They also have three more switches: The A and XL models have threshold, release time, and a sidechain switch for the gate; threshold, ratio, attack, and release knobs; threshold for the limiter; and output gain and bypass switch.

Available now is this DBX A limiter compressor. The tone overall is quite clean, and fairly transparent aside from the dip in highs during heavy compression. One important consideration in this test is that the knobs and the markings around them do not necessarily match up from one unit to the next. You may also like.

If an item is broken during use. Of course the flip side of all the 1666a available is that it takes some effort to find the right settings; the oldest one is easier to dial in. With the later A and XL models, the only way to tell the difference is by looking at the words printed on the back panel.

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