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DBX 266XL

20-Sep-2018

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DBX 266XL



Category:  Products / fx units / compressor

Added: 15-Mar-02  |  Author: admin

New price: 138.00 Euros  |   S/H price: Not listed

DBX 266XL

DBX 266 XL Stereo Compressor/Limiter/Gate with built-in PSU, Over Easy function (automatic attack and release), XLR Ins/Outs, -10/+4db switchable, Stereo Link - This was the next model up from the older '266A' (and before that the straight '266' with no suffix letter added) - This was a cheap line that DBX put out hoping to gain some sales in the home-studio market for which their usual products were always slightly out of budget - A decent, useable cheap dual compressor unit therefore, but nothing super-special. DBX says this of the unit:



Most compressor/gates provide less than musical compression, coupled with gating that swallows transients—or closes early, cutting off decay and reverb tails. The superb engineering in the 266XL ensures that both its compression and gating provide versatility and excellent sonic performance in situations where other compressor/gates typically produce undesirable processing artifacts.

When using the 266XL’s AutoDynamic™ Attack and Release controls, artists and engineers will find that the center settings deliver classic dbx compression, while the full control range produces voicings that extend from slow “leveling” to aggressive “peak” limiting.

The Auto Dynamic™ circuitry continuously adjusts the actual attack and release times to optimally match the program material. Since users aren’t restricted to using the Attack and Release controls only in “peak” operation, they can tailor the response of the 266XL for individual tracks, mixed program material, special effects or system protection. As a result, production studios can use the versatile 266XL to replace multiple “single-purpose” limiters while sound reinforcement users can standardize on the 266XL for all of their applications.

The 266XL’s advanced gate circuitry uses a completely new, program-dependent timing algorithm to produce ultra-smooth release characteristics—even with complex signals, such as voice or reverb decays. dbx engineers went on to take advantage of the wide dynamic range and high precision of the dbx® VCA to design in an extra-wide threshold range and ensure top gating performance for each application.

Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup, while the 266XL’s intuitive operation lets users easily smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, squash drums or tighten up mixes. In Stereo couple mode, the Channel 1 controls become Master controls, and Channel 2 follows precisely to ensure a rock solid stereo image—even with high amounts of compression. Professionals and newcomers will find that the 266XL sets up rapidly and musically the first time it is used, and every time thereafter.

The dbx® 266XL processor is the result of an intensive engineering and product development effort aimed at taking advantage of the latest and best advances in manufacturing technology to deliver true dbx audio performance and reliability to our customers at the lowest possible cost. The 266XL puts a completely new level of compressor/gate performance within everyone’s reach.













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Product:  DBX - 266XL
Name: ixtlan
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 20-May-02

real great compressor for a low price !!
gives alot of power to your sound, especially tekno or computer generated music... before this DBX i had a beringher composer pro and really the difference is visible. The DBX allows perfect control of the quality of the sound, makes it sharp and clear with big kicking bass and flying tops ;-) i love it... i got it in second hand for 150 euros but the normal price is around 250 euros (cheaper than a beringher composer pro). Really guys when you use this unit you understand why DBX is the number one brand in the world of compressors!!! one default : you cant swith it off ... anyway your sound is so improved that you dont want to switch it off :-) RESPeCT FOR DBX ! keep making such units :-)

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Product:  DBX - 266XL
Name: ANTNIOI DE BONIS
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Date: 15-May-05

Soy Argentino. Solo escribo español. Busco una solucion para un bakac hechaa mi CPU, donde el resultado a sido que todos los archivosa rescatados, mail, favoritos, etc. salen con una termionacion .dbx, y no hay forma de abrirlo para leer el contenido. Hay muchos documentos personales. ¿Pueden ustedes ayudarme?

Gracias. Mis respectps y aprecios.

ANTONIO
Argentina

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Product:  DBX - 266XL
Name: SAWADOGO
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Date: 19-May-08

I want to know more about your product

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Product:  DBX - 266XL
Name: marcos vinicius
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Date: 10-May-11

OBRIGADO

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Product:  DBX - 266XL
Name: Gilles Rocheleau
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Activity: Professional
Date: 26-Jan-13

Do you have the manual instructions of dbx266xl in french language?

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Product:  DBX - 266XL
Name: admin
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Date: 26-Jan-13

[quote] Gilles Rocheleau wrote: Do you have the manual instructions of dbx266xl in french language? [/quote] the second manual link above on this page has english and french

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