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Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of DBX

DBX 266xs Auto Compressor With Gate (XLR)

    Bring A More Professional Sound To Your Mix With the DBX 266xs

    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 166xs 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. INPUTS

    Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)

    Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

    Impedance: 40k balanced, 20k unbalanced

    Maximum Level: >+22dBu Balanced or Unbalanced


    Connector: 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)

    Type: Impedance-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered

    Impedance (+4dBu): 100 balanced, 50 unbalanced

    Impedance (-10dBu): 1k balanced, 500 unbalanced

    Maximum Level: >+21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2k or greater
    >+18dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600 )


    Connector: 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); Tip = Input (return)

    Impedance: Tip = >10k (Input), Ring = 2k (Output)

    Maximum Level: Tip = >+22dBu (Input), Ring = >+20dBu (Output)

    Threshold Range: -40dBu to +20dBu

    Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee

    Compression Ratio: 1:1 to Infinity:1

    Attack Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™

    Release Time: Scalable Program-Dependent AutoDynamic™


    Threshold Range: -60dBu to +15dBu

    Expansion Ratio: 1:1 to 4:1

    Attack Time: <100µSec

    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 + N: <0.2%; Any Amount of Compression @1kHz

    Intermodulation Distortion: <0.2% SMPTE

    Dynamic Range: >114dB, 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: 100 VAC 50/60Hz; 120VAC 60Hz; 230 VAC 50/60 Hz

    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 )

    Weight: Net weight: 4.84 lbs (2.19 kg)
    Shipping weight: 6.6 lbs (2.99 kg)