Adding a dbx 266xs Compressor/Limiter/Gate to your live sound rig or studio gives you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix - adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments.
dbx knows compressors...after all we invented them! The 266xs is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. 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. The 266xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.
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
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 - 40 Ohm 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: 100 Ohm balanced, 50 Ohm unbalanced; -10dBu: 1k Ohm balanced, 500 Ohm unbalanced Max Output - >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k Ohm or greater; >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600 Ohm) Sidechain - 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return) Sidechain Impedance - Tip = >10k Ohm (Input), Ring = 2k Ohm (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 Weigh t - 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg) Reference - 0dBu = 0.775Vrms