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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This DBX A has been tested and it is functioning properly. But the XL is prevalent now, and there is some current interest in the “vintage mojo” of the original The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

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These units have been fully tested and work great, condition is good showing normal wear, please let us know if you have any questions. 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. Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text “compressor reviews”.

It’s a good feature to have available though. It’s not a night-and-day difference, and at some settings you might not be able to hear a difference at all.


See this article for an explanation of dbx’s product-numbering system. We have 3 dbx A, 2 dbx XL, and a Canare 8 channel insert whip. They also have three more switches: When receive your item, let us know that everything is OK.

You may buy these togeth So to get to the point: If there is a need to adjust.

dbx 166A 2 Channel Compressor Limiter Fully Tested

New gate timing algorithms ensure the smooth The vintage is was created as a two-channel version of thewith additional features and controls. The A and XL are also quite versatile, with a wide usable range of tweakability to dial in exactly what you need.

But before you go rushing out to buy an oldremember that these units are often noisy; they used opamps that were not as good as what’s available today, and the components have deteriorated with age. All of them feature a “Peakstop Limiter”, but unfortunately it’s a terrible peak limiter. 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.

But when I regulated the input signal more carefully, and used the gain-reduction LED’s to set the strength of the compression, the two units sounded almost identical at moderate compression settings.

Each channel feature a Gate Threshold, Compressor Threshold and ratio, and limiter threshold.


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I haven’t inspected the XS yet. DBX Refine Results. 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. The I have is somewhat noisy, especially on one of the channels, yet the A and XL are noiseless.

Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. It also has extra features such as gating, expansion, and peak limiting. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Available now is this DBX A limiter compressor. Tested and works perfe This reduces the common effect of a compressor “swallowing” your highs during those low-note peaks.

Klark Teknik kt Classic Fet-style Compressor. It only operates at line level, it does not work well if you plug a guitar or bass directly into it.

The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. There’s one switch in between the two sides for linking them in stereo or separating them for dual mono operation.

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