Bring a more professional sound to your mix
Adding a dbx 266xs Compressor/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 w/ gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches.
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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
Specifications Input Connectors1/4" TRS and female XLR (pin 2 hot)Input TypeElectronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filteredInput Impedance40kﾃ� 堙か balanced/unbalancedMax Input>+22dBu Balanced or UnbalancedOutput Connectors1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)Output TypeImpedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filteredOutput Impedance+4dBu: 100ﾃ� 堙か balanced, 50ﾃ� 堙か unbalanced; -10dBu: 1kﾃ� 堙か balanced, 500ﾃ� 堙か unbalancedMax Output>+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kﾃ� 堙か or greater; >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600ﾃ� 堙か)Sidechain1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)Sidechain ImpedanceTip = >10kﾃ� 堙か (Input), Ring = 2kﾃ� 堙か (Output)Sidechain Max Input LevelTip = >+22dBu (Input)Sidechain Max Output LevelRing = >+20dBu (Output)Compressor Threshold Range-40dBu to +20dBuCompressor Threshold CharacteristicSelectable OverEasy or hard kneeCompressor Ratio1:1 to Infinity:1Compressor Attack TimeScalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamicCompressor Release TimeScalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamicExpander/Gate Threshold Range-60dBu to +15dBuExpander/Gate Ratio1:1 to 4:1Expander/Gate Attack Time<100 ﾃしsExpander/Gate Release TimeProgram-dependentBandwidth0.35Hz - 90kHz, +0/-3dBFrequency ResponseFlat: 20Hz-20kHz, +0, -0.5dBNoise<-93dBu unweighted (22kHz measurement bandwidth)THD+NoiseTypically <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression @1kHzIMDTypically <0.2% SMPTEDynamic Range>114 dB, unweightedInterchannel Crosstalk<-95dB, 20Hz to 20kHzCMRR>40dB, typically >55dB at 1kHzStereo CouplingTrue RMS Power SummingPower Consumption15 Watts MaximumOperating Voltage100VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230VAC 50/60HzOperating Temperature0 ﾃＥegreeC to 45 ﾃＥegreeC (32 ﾃＥegreeF to 113 ﾃＥegreeF)Dimensions1.75" x 5.75" x 19" (4.45 cm x 14.6 cm x 48.26 cm ) 堙だ･ 堙う｢ﾃ｢ 址ﾃぃｩ｢ﾃ｢ 址ﾃぃｯﾃちﾃたｩ｢ﾃ｢ 址ﾃぃｯﾃちﾃた4.84 lbs (2.19 kg)Shipping Weight6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)Reference0dBu = 0.775Vrms