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DBX 566


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DBX 566

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Added: 09-Mar-02  |  Author: admin

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DBX 566

DBX 566 Stereo Tube Compressor 2 unit high.

The inclusion of 2 vacuum tubes makes the dbx® 566 Vacuum Tube Compressor no ordinary compressor. Of course, it's loaded with all the features you'd expect from a compressor, including custom designed analog VU meters that monitor tube level, gain reduction, or output levels. The 566 Vacuum Tube Compressor also has full sidechain functionality, including sidechain monitor, and our unique Contour function, which allows low frequency material to pass through the threshold without triggering unmusical compression effects. It also includes the dbx OverEasy® threshold characteristic, and Auto attack and release. Line/Instrument and mic inputs make the 566 versatile enough to use with virtually any source device. Add to this impressive list of standard features extras like a sidechain insert loop, True RMS Power Summing, and the new patent-pending PeakPlus® limiting topology and you have a compressor that strengthens dbx's outstanding reputation.

The premium 12AU7 vacuum tubes are hand selected for ideal triode gain matching, distortion, microphonics and drive characteristics. You get the best tube sound with the most versatility available today. And with the optional dbx TYPE IV® Conversion System output, you can translate the essence of tube processing directly to the digital world, without leaving the box. The digital output offers the ability to communicate in either AES/EBU or S/PDIF at 16, 20, or 24 bit word lengths. In addition, TYPE IV offers the ability to select noise shape algorithms and dither types that best suit your music and your medium. The 566 also has all the rear panel versatility and connectivity that make it easy to setup and patch into any system. Gold plated Neutrik® connectors for the audio ins and outs ensure solid connections and pristine sound every time. Separate 1/4" connectors for the sidechain sends and returns, as well as +4/-10 operating level switching make it a snap to use.

  • Hand selected Premium 12AU7 vacuum tubes in path

  • +4/-10 operation

  • Drive control for a wide variety of great tube effects

  • PeakPlus® limiter on each channel

  • Complete sidechain, OverEasy®, and Auto functions

  • Optional Type IV® Conversion System outputs

  • Separate 1/4" insert send and return

  • Custom designed analog VU meters monitor tube drive, gain reduction, or output levels

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    Product:  DBX - 566
    Name: Robbie Nerve
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    Date: 03-Mar-06

    I have a DBX 566 for sale. Pretty fly condition, comes with power cord, manual and spare tubes.
    Mail me for more info!


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    Product:  DBX - 566
    Name: Charlie
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    Date: 14-Oct-12

    hahahaha cant believe you pieckd up on our subtle subliminal messaging. Dan bell is immense, seen the live show at Fabric birthday a couple of weeks ago, stole the show for me! I have the feeling him and derrick may make thousands of amazing tunes made, but don't think the public are ready yet.

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    Name: Marco Giordano
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    Date: 21-Jun-18


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