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It began more 35 years ago with the vision of a single man to create a better way to record audio and that vision has con-
HISTORY
tinued into a new millennium. The late David Blackmer, who is universally considered to be the father of modern Compression, had a quest to improve the dynamic range of analog recordings using decibel expansion. This quest produced the
decilinear VCA and RMS detector which taken together have changed the sonic landscape and made possible so many of
our current audio technologies. In 1971, Mr. Blackmer founded dbx® which has collectively produced over 35 patents that
continue to forge and reshape the landscape in the Live Sound, Studio Recording, and Installed Sound professional audio
markets today. Our award-winning team of designers and engineers have embraced Mr. Blackmer’s passion for audio purity
with a vengeance, and continue to design and build the precise and accurate tools necessary for today’s audio production.
From our rock-solid Analog products like the 20-Series EQs and 10-Series Compressors, to our cutting-edge Performance
and Commercial Audio products – our System Core (SC), DriveRack and ZonePRO lines – we provide the tools to accommodate all of your audio needs. This brochure is designed to help you navigate through our many product solutions
and find the ones that meet your exact needs.
Silver Series
SC 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
386 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
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CONTENTS
SC 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
DriveRack
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DriveRack 4800 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
376 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Dynamics
1046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
DriveRack 4820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
1066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
DriveRack 481 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
1074 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
DriveRack 482 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
160A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
DriveRack 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
166XL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
DriveRack 260 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
266XL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
DriveRack 220i. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
DriveRack PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Crossovers
ZonePRO™
223XL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
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223 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
ZonePRO 1260/1261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
234 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
ZonePRO 640/641 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
234XL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Blue/Purple Series Quantum II
Other
160SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
120A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
162SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
286A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Quantum II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
PB-48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
704X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
IEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
EQs
ZonePRO Zone Controllers . . . . . . . . . .252
iEQ-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Product Specs . . . . . . . . .253-257
iEQ-31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
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2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
2231 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
2031 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
1215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
1231 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
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SC 64
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SC 64
™
D I GI TAL M ATRI X PRO C ES S O R
The SC 64 (System Core) is one of the first
bandwidth audio transport I/O cards.
With dedicated DSP for common process-
offerings in a new family from dbx® Professional
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HiQnet is a communications protocol
or language with which all devicetypes within the full audio signal
path can communicate.
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Co-developed and shared by elite
engineers from all the brands
within the Harman Pro group,
HiQnet merges the best features
of all previous brand-independent
communications protocols and thereby
benefits from years of combined
experience and is simultaneously
optimized for all components of
the full professional audio system.
Products. Wizard-driven configuration using
ing functions and insert positions for specialized
HiQnet™ System Architect makes unprecedented
processing, the SC 64 offers many processing
DSP power, incredible routing flexibility and a
functions including Advanced Feedback Sup-
rich palette of processing tools accessible with
pression (AFS™), Ambient Noise Compensation
the minimum of training. The SC 64 represents
(ANC), priority ducking, parametric equalization
the professional choice of foundation on which
(PEQ), delay and dynamics.
to build even the most demanding integrated
system.
The SC 64 has a diverse range of control
options including HiQnet™ System Architect
The SC 64 has a total analog I/O count of
custom control panels, Ethernet, serial, contact
64, configurable in banks of eight. Eight analog
closure, the popular ZC wall controllers and
input cards and eight analog output cards facili-
even automatically scheduled events. With so
tate nine different fully loaded configurations.
many methods of control, an SC system can
Analog input cards accommodate a wide range
truly be tailored to suit the needs and technical
of sources with mic/line switching and phantom
expertise of the intended user.
power per input. Two high speed options slots
provide facility for adding forthcoming high
64 channels of analog I/O
configurable in banks of
8 Mic / Line and Phantom Power
per channel on Analog Input Cards
Comprehensive configuration,
control and monitoring from
HiQnet System Architect
Ethernet / Serial Control
Wizard configuration
Logic I/O
Events Scheduler
Rich Palette of Processing Tools
Optional Media Engine for media
playback and delayed page
Selectable DSP inserts on all
inputs and outputs including
Advanced Feedback Suppression
(AFS™), Automatic Gain
Compensation (AGC), Compression,
De-Essing and Notch Parametric
Equalization
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Complete routing flexibility
Optional ZC wall panel control
SC 32
™
SC 32
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DIGITA L M ATRI X P RO CES S O R
The SC 32 (System Core) is one of the first
are housed in a sleek 1U rack chassis.
Stereo Feedback Elimination
with 12 feedback notch filters
With dedicated DSP for common process-
offerings in a new family from dbx® Professional
Products. Wizard-driven configuration using
ing functions and insert positions for specialized
HiQnet™ System Architect makes unprecedented
processing, the SC 32 offers many processing
DSP power, incredible routing flexibility and a rich
functions including Advanced Feedback Sup-
Classic dbx® Compressor
palette of processing tools accessible with the
pression (AFS™), Ambient Noise Compensation
120A Sub-harmonic Synthesizer
minimum of training. The SC 32 represents the
(ANC), priority ducking, parametric equalization
professional choice of foundation on which to
(PEQ), delay and dynamics.
The SC 32 has a total analog I/O count of
2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 2x6 Crossover
Configurations
The SC 32 has a diverse range of control
Stereo Multi-band Parametric EQ
options including HiQnet System Architect
32, configurable in banks of eight. Eight analog
custom control panels, Ethernet, serial, contact
Stereo Output Limiters
input cards and eight analog output cards facilitate
closure, the popular Zone Controller wall
Alignment Delay
nine different fully loaded configurations. Analog
controllers and even automatically scheduled
input cards accommodate a wide range of sourc-
events. With so many methods of control, an SC
es with mic/line switching and phantom power
system can truly be tailored to suit the needs
Auto-EQ with 28-band RTA
per input. Two high-speed options slots provide
and technical expertise of even the scrutinizing
facility for adding forthcoming high-bandwidth
contractor.
JBL® Speaker and Crown Power
Amp Tunings with Setup Wizard
Pink Noise Generator
audio transport I/O cards. All of these features
Ethernet / Serial Control
Selectable DSP inserts on all
inputs and outputs including
Advanced Feedback Suppression
(AFS), Automatic Gain
Compensation (AGC), Compression,
De-Essing and Notch Parametric
Equalization
Logic I/O
Complete routing flexibility
Rich Palette of Processing Tools
Comprehensive configuration,
32 channels of analog I/O
configurable in banks of 8
Mic / Line and Phantom Power
per channel on Analog Input
Cards
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build even the most demanding integrated system.
Dual 28-band Graphic EQ
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25 User Programs/25 Factory
Programs
control and monitoring from
HiQnet System Architect
2 Channel XLR Input and 6
Channel XLR Output
Wizard configuration
Front panel RTA-M XLR input
with phantom power
Events Scheduler
Optional Media Engine for media
playback and delayed page 24-Bit ADC/24-Bit DAC, >110
dB Dynamic Range
Optional ZC wall panel controllers
Full Graphic LCD Display
Zone Controllers
The Zone Controllers offer extended utility to the SC, DriveRack
®
and ZonePro families. The nine Zone Controllers use analog DC
voltage to provide logic control ranging from zone source selection,
volume and muting, to program or scene selection and fire safety
RJ-45 connectors at distances up to 1000 ft, the ZC Zone Controllers offer simple yet elegant
solutions to the contractor. For more information on Zone Controllers, see page 26.
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muting. Wired with readily available and affordable CAT5 cable with universally accepted
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DRIVERACK
®
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DriveRack 4800 | DriveRack 4820
The 4820 is based on the same
operating system as the DriveRack
4800 without the Full Color QVGA
Display Interface
®
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COMPLETE EQUALIZATION AND LOUDSPEAKER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Designed to provide incredible flexibility, sonic
ing path for your
excellence and intuitive control for performance
application, in addition
48 and 96 kHz operation with
Wordclock input
applications, the DriveRack 4800 is the new
to the standard system processing functions
flagship of the hugely successful DriveRack fam-
all with extremely low latency and extended
Full Color QVGA Display (4800 only)
ily. From the powerful 96 kHz DSP engine and
frequency response. From Signal Routing, EQ,
4 analog and AES/EBU inputs
standard analog and digital I/O, to the QVGA
and Bandpass Filters, to classic dbx® Dynamics
8 analog and AES/EBU outputs
display and multiple control surfaces, the 4800
and Feedback Suppression, all the processing is
Optional CobraNet® I/O
provides all the processing, flexibility and control
available and with the sonic excellence that you
Optional Jensen I/O Transformers
necessary for both installation and live use.
would expect from the world’s leading system
®
The DriveRack 4800 is the next genera-
processing manufacturer. With all this processing
Full Bandpass Filter, Crossover
and Routing Configurations with
Bessel, Butterworth, and LinkwitzRiley filters
tion of the famous DriveRack family, and like
power available, control is of paramount impor-
its predecessor it is engineered to provide
tance. The DriveRack 4800 provides a full color
31-Band Graphic and 9-band
Parametric EQ on every input
“Everything you need between the mixer and the
display to speed manual operation; this combined
power amps”. In keeping with this philosophy the
with intuitive front panel controls, an easy to use
6-band Parametric EQ on every
output
4800 includes four inputs and eight outputs with
GUI and optional wall panel controllers means
both analog and digital connectivity. The 96 kHz
that whether your application is tour sound or
Loudspeaker Cluster and Driver
Alignment Delays
processing engine is capable of offering insert
installation, the DriveRack 4800 has what it takes.
processing functions to customize the process-
Selectable DSP inserts on all
inputs and outputs including
Classic dbx Compression, Limiting
and Advanced Feedback Suppression among others
Ethernet HiQnet networking and
control
dbx ZC wall panel control
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®
DRIVERACK
®
DriveRack 481 | DriveRack 482
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COMPLETE EQUALIZATION AND LOUDSPEAKER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
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The 481 and 482 are slave units to the DriveRack 480 and include all of the functionality and features
of the 480 . They both incorporate 4 inputs and 8 outputs with Euroblock connectors on the 481 and
XLRs on the 482. However, they do not include the front panel programming interface. All programming
functions can be performed through the 480, the 480R, or via the Windows GUI. An unlimited number
of slaves can be chained together.
4 Input and 8 Outputs with routing
31 band graphic or 9 band parametric
equalizer on every input (pre-crossover)
Dual Real Time Audio Analyzers
Time Alignment and Transducer
Alignment Delays
Compressor/Limiter on every output
Speaker Compensation EQ
(post crossover)
Butterworth, Bessel or Linkwitz-Riley
crossover filters
Multi-level Security System
27 Different Crossover Configurations
Separate House and Show EQ with
individual lockout
Triple redundant back-up of all
parameters when running
network, 480R and PC GUI
TYPE IV™ Conversion System
Electronically balanced/RF filtered
Euroblock Inputs and Outputs
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Proprietary RS-485 Control Network
RS-232 PC Interface for computer
display and configuration
DriveRack 442
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COMPLETE EQUALIZATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The 442 is based on the same operating system as the DriveRack 480 and offers the user four inputs and
four outputs on XLR connectors. Each channel has EQ in the form of a 9-Band Parametric or a 31-Band
4 Inputs and 4 Outputs
31-band graphic or 9 band parametric
equalizer on every input
Time Alignment Delay
Compressor/Limiter on every output
Multi-level Security System
Separate House and Show EQ with
individual lockouts
Electronically balanced/RF filtered XLR
Inputs and Outputs
Triple redundant back up of all
parameters when running network,
480R and GUI
Proprietary RS-485 Control Network
Type IV™ Conversion System
RS-232 PC Interface for computer
display and configuration
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Graphic and Notch Filters.
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DRIVERACK
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DriveRack 260
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COMPLETE EQUALIZATION AND LOUDSPEAKER CONTROL SYSTEM
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Feedback Elimination
The DriveRack 260 was designed to provide
amps.” In keeping with that philosophy, the
2.7 Seconds of Alignment and
Zone Delay
state-of-the-art signal processing, while
260 offers 2 inputs and 6 outputs on XLR
maintaining a simple and intuitive control
connectors. Each input channel provides a
RS-232 PC GUI control
interface. This goal has been realized. From the
choice of EQ, either a 9-band Parametric or
Classic dbx Compression and
Limiting
powerful DSP modules to the multiple control
a 28-band Graphic EQ. Each input channel
surfaces, the 260 provides all the processing
also boasts two selectable insert processors
Graphic and Parametric EQ
and control necessary for both installation
with a selection of Notch Filtering, classic
Auto-EQ Function
and live use. Additionally, the Wizard function
dbx® Compression, Auto Gain Control, Sub-
Full Bandpass, Crossover, and
Routing Configurations
enables any user to quickly set up and use the
Harmonic Synthesis, or our own patented
260 to its full potential by streamlining the
Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™).The
Auto Gain Control
setup process and providing a menu-based
DriveRack 260 also offers a configurable Delay
Pink Noise Generator and
full-time RTA
setup procedure that includes system setup
with 2.7 seconds of total delay time. The 260
and configuration, Auto-EQ, and Advanced
provides full Bandpass and Crossover filtering
Setup Wizard with JBL speaker
and Crown Power Amplifier
Tunings
Feedback Suppression (AFS™) setup.
and routing including Bessel, Butterworth and
The DriveRack 260 is based on the same
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Wall Panel Control Inputs
Optional RTA-M microphone
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Linkwitz-Riley topologies.There is parametric
unparalleled design philosophy as the other
EQ available on each output as well as dbx
products in the DriveRack family, namely, to
PeakStopPlus™ Limiting. The 260 provides a
provide “Everything
full-time RTA for live sound applications, while
you need between the
contractors will appreciate its control inputs
mixer and the power
for wall-panel logic and volume control.
DRIVERACK
®
DriveRack 220i
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SYSTEM PROCESSOR WITH ADVANCED FEEDBACK SUPPRESSION
Designed from the ground up to provide state-of-the-art signal processing,
the DriveRack 220i is the perfect tool
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for any fixed-install application. With a
full complement of processing features
and Mic/Line inputs the DriveRack 220i
can provide both system and microphone processing. Featuring the new,
patented Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS) algorithm, equalization, dynamics processing, delay, matrix mixing,
and bandpass filters, the DriveRack 220i
will exceed your expectations.
The DriveRack 220i is piloted
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from the intuitive DriveWare GUI that
copied from one channel to the next to ensure
of the processing modules. Modules can be
that setup is quick and easy. Stored programs can
accessed, edited and saved as part of programs.
be loaded from either the front panel or from
Processing modules can be linked between the
wall mounted Zone Controllers. Zone Control-
channels for true stereo processing. If indepen-
lers can also be used for output muting or adjust-
dent processing is desired, parameters can be
ing output volumes.
Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS)
Noise Gating
1.3 Seconds of Delay
Graphic and Parametric EQ
De-Esser
RS-232 PC GUI control
Compressor
Ducker
Mic/Line Inputs
Limiter
Bandpass Filters
Wall Panel Control
Auto Gain Control
2x2 Matrix Mixer
Security Lockout
Use the DriveRack
260 and 220i with
Zone Controllers
for control at the
flick of a switch!
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offers both Configuration and Control
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D
ZO
R INV EE PRRAOC K
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DriveRack PA
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COMPLETE EQUALIZATION AND LOUDSPEAKER CONTROL SYSTEM
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Patented Advanced Feedback
Suppression (AFS)
Drive your PA to a whole new level of per-
Dual 28-band Graphic EQ
Equalization & Loudspeaker Control System. The
formance with the DriveRack PA Complete
DriveRack PA represents a complete integration
Classic dbx® Compressor
of the key elements that help ensure optimal
120A Sub-harmonic Synthesizer
loudspeaker system management in PA-specific
2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 2x6 Crossover
Configurations
applications. Capitalizing on the legendary 480
DriveRack technology, the DriveRack PA is
able to provide its user with top-tier, pro-level
Stereo Multi-band Parametric EQ
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loudspeaker management specifications, yet
Stereo Output PeakPlus™
Limiters
still remain appealing to the budget-conscious
Alignment Delay
utilitarian workhorse. With its all-inclusive,
Pink Noise Generator
no-compromise design, the DriveRack PA has
audiophile who requires a tried and true
been systematically developed and designed to
Auto-EQ with 28-band RTA
grow with your system needs for years to come
JBL® Speaker and Crown Power
Amp Tunings with Setup Wizard
by providing state-of-the-art signal process-
25 User Programs/25 Factory
Programs
interface. The inputs combine two independent
ing, while utilizing a simple and intuitive user
channels of processing power with a linkable 28Band Graphic equalizer, industry-standard dbx
2 Channel XLR Input and 6
Channel XLR Output
stereo compressor module, patented Advanced
Feedback Suppression and the 120A Subhar-
Front panel RTA-M XLR input
with phantom power
monic Synthesizer. The outputs include six
channels with parametric EQs, and Peak Plus™
24-Bit ADC/24-Bit DAC, >110
dB Dynamic Range
limiters (which are used to provide protection
Full Graphic LCD Display
These features, combined with the Wizard setup
against speaker blowouts) and alignment delay.
system, also include JBL® speaker tunings and
Crown® Power Amp settings and represent a
methodical design that is guaranteed to deliver
optimal, all-inclusive processing in a completely
scalable system.
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The optional RTA-M real time audio analyzing mic is
the perfect accessory tool for the DriveRack PA and
260. Used in conjunction with the System Setup Wizard, the RTA-M is ideal for optimizing the sound quality
of even the most difficult of acoustic environments.
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ZonePRO 1260 | ZonePRO 1261
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COMPLETE EQUALIZATION AND LOUDSPEAKER CONTROL SYSTEM
With 12 inputs and 6 outputs and Ethernet
Advanced Feedback Suppression
Advanced
(AFS) Feedback Suppression (AFS )
Beyond processing, the ZonePRO products
™
control the dbx ZonePRO 1260 and 1261 are
offer multiple forms of control to further extend
the newest members of the ZonePRO family
the versatility of your system. Control options
providing a complete suite of signal processing
include easy-to-use wall panel Zone Controllers
Auto
Gain Control
Compressor
and control for Commercial Audio applications.
for standard end-user functions – like source
Compression
Limiter
®
select and volume control – and advanced system
Limiting
Auto Gain Control
performance and flexibility, the 1260/1261 deliver
control utilizing a built-in Real Time Clock that can
the highest quality tools available. Input and output
provide programmable system changes through-
Noise
NoiseGating
Gating
connectors were chosen for their standard usage
out the day or week. For system setup and moni-
Notch
Filtering
De-Esser
and reliability. The ZonePRO products offer
toring the ZonePRO Designer software provides
Euroblock connectors for balanced signals and
an intuitive interface and a speedy setup Wizard
RCA connectors for interfacing with consumer
for configuring and editing all system parameters.
Parametric
Bandpass EQ
Filters
equipment often used in commercial applications;
The addition of Ethernet control means that not
Security
Lockout
2x2 Matrix
Mixer
there is also a simple analog input buss that allows
only will it work with standard network equip-
inputs to be sent from one unit to the next for
ment, but it can also be accessed from remote
unit and job scalability.The 1260 and 1261 provide
dialup locations or from wireless access points.
every necessary processing tool, from the input
Bandpass
Ducker and Crossover Filters
Commercial Audio system to the next level with
on all inputs to highly sophisticated and specific
advanced processing, versatility and control.
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Wall
1.3 Panel
SecondsControl
of Delay
RS-232
RS-232Control
PC GUI control
The ZonePRO 1260 and 1261 will take your
processing like gain control and EQ available
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Designed to offer superior system sonic
Autowarmth
Graphic and Parametric EQ
Windows
Mic/Line 2000
Inputsand XP GUI
®
Ethernet
Control
Wall Panel
Control
IEC,
UL andLockout
CSA Approvals
Security
functions such as selectable paging microphone
processing including Gating, De-Essing, Auto Gain
Control, Compression and Feedback Suppression. The heart of the ZonePRO products is the
Routing module that provides of course Primary
Source Selection, but also Source Ducking for Paging and Priority Override.The outputs also offer
a wealth of processing designed for commercial
applications like our AutoWarmth® function
– co-developed with JBL to provide natural low
frequency extension at any signal level. Each
output also offers EQ, Bandpass and Crossover
filters, Limiting and Delay for system optimization.
With the ZonePRO every tool is at your disposal
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ZonePRO 640 | ZonePRO 641
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DIGITAL ZONE PROCESSORS
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Patented Advanced Feedback
Suppression (AFS )
The dbx ZonePRO 640 and 641 products were
processing like gain control and EQ available
designed to provide flexible programmable zone
on all inputs to highly sophisticated and specific
Autowarmth
processing for Background Music and Paging
functions such as selectable paging microphone
applications.
processing including Gating, De-Essing, Auto Gain
™
®
Auto Gain Control
With 6 inputs and 4 outputs the dbx
ZonePRO 640 and 641 provide flexible signal rout-
sion. The heart of the ZonePRO products is the
Limiting
ing, powerful DSP processing and multiple control
Routing module that provides of course Primary
interfaces for Commercial Audio applications.
Source Selection, but also Source Ducking for Pag-
Noise Gating
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Control, Compression and Feedback Suppres-
Compression
Designed to offer superior system sonic
ing and Priority Override. The outputs also offer
Notch Filtering
performance and flexibility, the 640/641 deliver
a wealth of processing designed for commercial
Bandpass and Crossover Filters
the highest quality tools available. Input and output
applications like our AutoWarmth® function
connectors were chosen for their standard us-
– co-developed with JBL to provide natural low
age and reliability. The ZonePRO products offer
frequency extension at any signal level. Each
Security Lockout
Euroblock connectors for balanced signals and
output also offers EQ, Bandpass and Crossover
Wall Panel Control
RCA connectors for interfacing with consumer
filters, Limiting and Delay for system optimization.
equipment often used in commercial applications;
With the ZonePRO every tool is at your disposal
there is also a simple analog input buss that allows
to maximize the response of your system.
Parametric EQ
RS-232 Control
Windows 2000 and XP GUI
inputs to be sent from one unit to the next for
Beyond processing, the ZonePRO products
IEC, UL and CSA Approvals
unit and job scalability. The 640 and 641 provide
offer multiple forms of control to further extend
every necessary processing tool, from the input
the versatility of your system. Control options
®
include easy-to-use wall panel Zone
Controllers for standard end-user
functions – like source select and volume control – and advanced system
control including a built-in Real Time
Clock that can provide programmable system changes throughout
the day or week. For system setup
and monitoring the ZonePRO Designer software provides an intuitive
interface and a speedy setup Wizard
for configuring and editing all system
parameters.
The ZonePRO 640 and 641 will take your
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Commercial Audio system to the next level with
advanced processing, versatility and control.
B L U E / P U R P L E S E R I E S | Q UZ
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160 SL
COMPRESSOR/LIMITER
127dB dynamic range and ultra-low distortion.
Encased in a specially designed aluminum-zinc
and gives you more versatile performance than
housing for shielding and thermal characteristics,
ever before. In addition to having the auto attack
the V8 maintains its superior performance even
and release as well as the hard knee threshold
in the harshest environments. The 160SL offers a
characteristics of the classic dbx 160, the 160SL
plethora of features which include: variable attack
now offers AutoVelocity manual mode, in addition
and release controls, as well as dbx’s latest limiting
to our classic OverEasy® mode. dbx AutoVelocity
algorithm PeakStopPlus™, precision 0.1% and 1%
technology allows you to find the exact attack and
resistors, gold-palladium-nickel contacts, Jensen®
release effect you are looking for. Still on board is
transformers, gold plated Neutrik® XLRs, and rare
the venerable dbx Auto mode. Now you can set
earth magnet signal switching relays with gold
your maximum preferred settings in manual mode,
contacts, housed in a hermetically-sealed nitrogen
and let the 160SL do the rest for you. The dbx
environment and mounted on military-grade glass
160SL features dual proprietary V8 VCA modules.
epoxy circuit boards. The end result is the most
This state-of-the-art implementation of dbx’s orig-
technologically advanced compressor in the world,
Patent-pending AutoVelocity™
circuit
127dB of Dynamic Range
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The 160SL combines the best features of all
the great dbx® compressors, past and present,
High-Drive output transformer
circuit drives 1000 ft. of
Belden® cable at +30dBu
with only .007% THD
Switchable between Hard-knee
and OverEasy® Compression
Program-dependent “Auto,”
AutoVelocity™ or fully variable
attack and release manual
modes
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inal Blackmer decilinear VCA boasts an unheard-of
162 SL
Super fast manual attack and release
High-Drive Jensen® output
transformers
COMPRESSOR/LIMITER
Blackmer decilinear VCA boasts an unheard of
great dbx compressors, past and present, and gives
dynamic range and ultra-low distortion seen only
you more versatile performance than ever before.
previously in the Blue 160SL. With sonic clarity
In addition to having the auto attack and release,
designed for the studio, the 162SL maintains its
and the hard knee threshold characteristics of the
superior performance in harsh environment. Like
™
classic dbx 160, the 162SL offers AutoVelocity
its big brother, the 162SL takes full advantage of the
manual mode, along with our classic dbx Over-
best parts available and dbx’s advanced manufactur-
Easy® mode, made standard by the legendary dbx
ing, including Jensen® transformers on each output
165A. All of the 160SL’s features, including variable
standard. Following in the footsteps of the Blue
attack and release controls and dbx’s latest limiting
Series® 160SL with the Purple Series 162SL, dbx
algorithm PeakStopPlus , are included in the 162SL.
continues to create to the most technologically
Its state-of-the-art implementation of dbx’s original
advanced compressors in the world.
™
Hard-knee/OverEasy® switchable
Ultra-low distortion compression
for unheard of clarity even
under extreme gain reduction
Program-dependent “Auto,”’
Patent-pending AutoVelocity™
Manual, or fully variable attack
and release modes
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L Us E / P U R P L E S E R I E S | Q U A N T U M I I
Quantum II
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DIGITAL MULTI-BAND PROCESSOR
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96kHz, 24 bit A/D, D/A, and Digital
I/O on AES/EBU or S/PDIF
The engineers at dbx® designed the Quantum II™
Also available on the Quantum II™ is a Nor-
to be the standard by which all digital mastering
malizer with flexible gain optimization, stereo
48 bit internal signal path
processors are measured. With our patented
adjust, and an output Dither and Noise Shaping
Patented TYPE IV® A/D Conversion
System with TSE™
Type IV® Conversion System and TSE™ Tape
option which allows user assigned noise shaping
Saturation Emulation circuitry, the Quantum II
and output dither to 8, 16, 20 or 24 bits. The
4-band stereo compressor-gate-limiter
allows your signal to retain its analog warmth
Quantum II features sample rate conversion and
and character, while delivering the sonic clarity
low-jitter synchronized inputs and outputs that
5 band EQ - Hi and Lo shelves,
3-band fully-parametric and MS EQ
that today’s digital environments demand. Other
use dbx’s proprietary clock integrated circuits.
Normalizer
and Limiting, or MS Gating, Compression, and
the-art features and specifications, the Quantum
Limiting. A five-band Parametric EQ is available
II allows you to control the aforementioned
to change the tonal character of the signal and
items via the included PC GUI interface. This
Sync input/output
the EQ can be placed either pre- or post-dy-
feature in turn allows you to keep your focus on
Selectable Output dither from 8, 16,
20, to 24 bits
namics processing. The EQ can also be set up
the project at hand, while keeping your hands off
as an MS EQ allowing the user to manipulate
of the unit itself.
features include four-band Gating, Compression,
Stereo adjust
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the character of the Center information (Left
Sample rate conversion – full
Up/Down
In addition to providing a bevy of state-of-
Whether you are working with DAT, DAW,
+ Right) and the Side information (Left – Right).
or analog, the Quantum II provides all the tools
The Quantum II is capable of dual mono or true
that you need to make the most of your mixes.
stereo operation with RMS Power Summing™.
704X
DIGITAL OUTPUT CARD
The 704X digital output card allows the dbx Blue Series® processors to
take advantage of dbx’s amazing Type IV™ Conversion System. Its features
include 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, and 96kHz sample rates; 16-, 20-, or
24-bit word length; TPDF or SNR2 noise shaping, dithering at 16 or 20 bits;
synchronized outputs with low-jitter, phase-locked loops; selectable noiseshaping algorithms; and gold-plated AES/EBU and S/PDIF output jacks.
Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, or 96kHz
Sync input/output
Dither outputs to 16, 20, or 24 bits using TPDF or SNR2
algorithms
2 user-selectable noise shape algorithms
48 bit internal signal path
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TYPE IV® A/D Conversion System
Gold-plated Neutrik® AES/EBU and S/PDIF connectors
For use with dbx 160S, 160SL or 786
B L U E / P U R P L E S E R I E S | Q U A N T U EMQ IsI
iEQ
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DIGITAL GRAPHIC EQUALIZERS W/ AFS®
With an EQ heritage that has produced countless industry standard patents and dates back more
than 30 years, the dbx® iEQs™ easily live up to the dbx legacy of uncompromising sonic integrity. In
addition to unsurpassed Equalization specs, the iEQ also offers the built-in necessities which include
patented AFS™ Advanced Feedback Suppression (which removes unwanted feedback at the push of
a button), Type V™ Noise Reduction and PeakStopPlus™ limiting. The iEQ-Series represents a major
step forward in the performance of graphic equalizers. From its amazing 10Hz to 22kHz frequency
response, to its 110dB dynamic range the iEQs offer out of this world specifications with a down
to earth price point. Sure to find a home in the studio, on tour and with installed sound venues, the
iEQs are destined to take their rightful place in the lineage of great dbx signal processors that are
the professionals’ choice.
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iEQ-15 DUAL 15-BAND DIGITAL GRAPHIC EQ/LIMITER
Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™)
Type V™ Noise Reduction
PeakStopPlus™ Limiting
2/3-octave Constant Q frequency bands
Switchable boost/cut ranges of ±6
or ±15dB
18 dB per octave 40Hz low-cut filter
±12dB input gain range
XLR, TRS and Euroblock Inputs and
Outputs
Internal Toroidal Transformer
Frequency Response of 10Hz to 22kHz
Dynamic range of greater than 113dB
User Power Up Features
Relay Bypass for Power Failure System
Protection
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Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™)
Type V™ Noise Reduction
PeakStopPlus™ Limiting
1/3-octave Constant Q frequency bands
Switchable boost/cut ranges of ±6
or ±15dB
18 dB per octave 40Hz low-cut filter
±12dB input gain range
XLR, TRS and Euroblock Inputs
and Outputs
Internal Toroidal Transformer
Frequency Response of 10Hz to 22kHz
Dynamic range of greater than 113dB
User Power Up Features
Relay Bypass for Power Failure System
Protection
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EQs
20 Series
GRAPHIC EQUALIZERS
Since their introduction, the 20 Series equalizers have become crucial links in the sound systems of countless
The 20 Series
can significantly
improve the noise
specs for almost
any sound system.
professionals all over the world. From a value perspective, the 20 Series EQs offer an unequalled feature set.
The crowning feature of each model in the 20 Series is our patented Type III™ Noise Reduction, which enables
you to increase signal-to-noise ratios by up to 20dB.With Type III™, the 20 Series can significantly improve the
noise specs for almost any sound system.Add our patented PeakPlus™ limiter topology; XLR, ¼", and Barrier
strip inputs and outputs; durable 45mm nylon sliders; a +12dB input gain range; and informative, four-step LED
ladders to the mix and you’ve got three powerful tools that will let you use your system with confidence.
2215 DUAL 15-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
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2231 DUAL 31-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
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2031 SINGLE 31-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
Revolutionary instant encode/decode
Type III® Noise Reduction in-circuit at
the push of a button. Increases S/N
ratio by up to 20dB
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Patent-pending PeakPlus™ Limiter threshold range from 0dBu to +24dBu (off)
can transparently tame the wildest hits
or the subtlest nuances of any signal
An extremely high quality EQ, patented
Type III® Noise Reduction, and the
elegant new PeakPlus™ Limiter all in
one great sounding box
Four segment LED bar graphs for BOTH
Gain Reduction AND Output Level offers
the most comprehensive visual feedback
available
Status LEDs offer visual feedback for all
settings on the front panel
EQs
12 Series
GRAPHIC EQUALIZERS
The dbx® 12 Series Equalizers were designed to make versatile, pro-quality sound available to users of
all levels, while offering the simplicity of straightforward controls and providing years of maintenancefree operation in any application. The magnetically-isolated transformer, electronically balanced inputs
and servo balanced outputs, RF-filtered inputs and outputs, and
power-off hard-wire relay bypass with 2 second power up delay
were steps our engineers took to ensure compatibility for all installations. Only the best components were utilized, yielding a 10Hz
to 50kHz frequency response, greater than 90dB SNR (ref +4dBu),
less than 0.005% THD +Noise (1kHz at +4dBu), and interchannel
crosstalk of less than -80dB from 20Hz to 20kHz. All this attention
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to detail is contained in a sturdy steel/aluminum chassis.
1215 DUAL 15-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
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Switchable boost/cut ranges of
±6 or ±15 dB
RF filtered inputs and outputs
Chassis/signal ground lift capability
Electronically balanced/unbalanced inputs
XLR, Barrier Strip, and 1/4” TRS
connectors
Internal power supply transformer
Servo balanced/unbalanced inputs
-12dB/+12dB input gain range
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Power-off hardwire relay bypass with
2-second power-up delay
18dB/octave 40Hz Bessel low-cut filter
1231 DUAL 31-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
XLR, Barrier Strip, and 1/4” TRS
connectors
Electronically balanced/unbalanced inputs -12dB/+12dB input gain range
Servo balanced/unbalanced outputs
RF filtered inputs and outputs
18dB/octave 40Hz Bessel low-cut filter
Chassis/signal ground lift capability
Internal power supply transformer
Power-off hardwire relay bypass with
2-second power-up delay
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±6 or ±15 dB
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ES IQL sV E R S E R I E S
2 Series
GRAPHIC EQUALIZERS
The 2 Series
represents a major
step forward in
the performance
of entry-level
equalizers.
The dbx® 2 Series equalizers were designed to make versatile, pro-quality sound available to users of
all levels, while offering the simplicity of straightforward controls. The 2 Series represents a major step
forward in the performance of entry-level graphic equalizers. From its amazing 10Hz to 50kHz frequency
response, to its 108dB dynamic range, the 2 Series offers great specifications with, a down-to-earth price
point. Sure to find a home in the studio, on tour and with installed sound venues, the 2 Series is destined
to take its rightful place in the lineage of great dbx signal processors that are the professional’s choice in
signal processing. With such affordable quality, there’s no longer any excuse for compromising your sound
with a lesser EQ than one from dbx.
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131 SINGLE 31-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
Single 31-band, 1/3-octave Constant Q
frequency bands
Switchable boost/cut ranges of
±6 or ±12dB
12dB per octave, 3dB down @ 50Hz
low-cut filter
Front panel bypass switch
Internal Toroidal Transformer
±12 dB input gain range
Frequency Repsonse of <10Hz to
>50kHz
4-segment LED ladders for monitoring
output levels
Dynamic range of greater than 108dB
XLR and TRS Inputs and Outputs
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Two 31-band, 1/3-octave Constant
Q frequency bands
Switchable boost/cut ranges of
±6 or ±12 dB
12dB per octave 40Hz low-cut filter
Front panel bypass switch
Internal Toroidal Transformer
±12 dB input gain range
Frequency Response of <10Hz
to >50kHz
4-segment LED ladders for monitoring
output levels
Dynamic range of greater than 108dB
XLR and TRS Inputs and Outputs
231 DUAL 31-BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
Two 31-band, 1/3-octave Constant
Q frequency bands
Switchable boost/cut ranges of ±6
or ±12 dB
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12dB per octave 40Hz low-cut filter
Front panel bypass switch
Internal Toroidal Transformer
±12 dB input gain range
Frequency Repsonse of <10Hz
to >50kHz
4-segment LED ladders for monitoring
output levels
XLR and TRS Inpts and Outputs
Dynamic range of greater than 108dB
S I L V E R S E RE IQE sS
386
MIC PRE
The Silver Series 386 dual channel tube mic preamp puts the best of both worlds into one affordable
package by combining the warmth of the irreplaceable vacuum tube with the proprietary dbx® Type IV®
conversion system. The 386 boasts many of the same features as other products in the Silver Series, such
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as +48V phantom power, phase invert switch, and low-cut filtering. In addition, the 386 also offers up to
96kHz, 24-Bit digital output capabilities in both AES/EBU, and S/PDIF formats as standard features.
Two channel tube microphone
preamplifier
Selectable 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, or
44.1kHz sampling rate
24, 20, and 16-bit wordlengths
Selectable dither and noise shaping
Word clock sync input and output
Selectable mic/line switch
Separate analog and digital output
control
48 volt phantom power
Type IV™ conversion system
60dB of gain and +/- 15dB of
output gain
Digital outputs on the 386 and
376 are standard features
20dB pad
75Hz low cut filter
Phase reverse
Segment LED analog/digital
AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outputs
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376
TUBE PREAMP CHANNEL STRIP WITH DIGITAL OUT
The 376 has taken the essential tools needed for recording and put them all on a single channel strip.The
mic/line section on the 376 provides a 12AU7 vacuum tube and offers +48V phantom power, a phase invert switch, a high impedance ¼" instrument input, 20 dB pad, and low-cut filtering. The processing section
offers a 3-Band parametric EQ, a classic dbx Compressor, and De-Esser.The 376 also offers digital output
capabilities in both AES/EBU, and S/PDIF formats with selectable sampling rates including 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, or 96 kHz with selectable dithering and noise shaping as standard features.The LED meters provide a clear and concise visual of the signal processing at a glance.We think you’ll agree that the 376 lives
up to the uncompromising standards of dbx Professional Products.
De-Esser
200V tube plate voltage
Front panel instrument input
Selectable mic/line switch
Drive meter LEDs
+48 Volt phantom power
Threshold and De-Esser meters
3-Band Parametric EQ
8 segment analog or digital meter
Compressor
Type IV™ conversion system
Selectable sampling rate (96, 88.2,
48, 44.1kHz)
24, 20 and 16 bit wordlengths
AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outputs
Selectable dither and noise-shaping
algorithms
Word clock sync input and output
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DY N A M I C S
10 Series
1066 COMPRESSOR/LIMITER/GATE
Whether you’re looking for “heavy” compression or subtle gain leveling, the 1066 stereo compressor/limiter/gate with selectable hard knee or OverEasy® compression is ideal. The 1066’s compressor
section allows you to set attack and release times manually or automatically using our convenient Auto
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Mode. In addition, our famous Contour switch allows you to smoothly compress entire mixes while
preventing low frequencies from punching holes in the overall mix.
The 1066’s gate section enables you to clean up unwanted frequencies or mic bleed using its
frequency-dependent gain control and the Side Chain External button. With the Side Chain Monitor
button and an equalizer, you can select which frequencies will trigger the gate. For overall speaker
protection, our innovative PeakStopPlus™ technology prevents unwanted transients from blowing your
drivers and minimizes the distortion common to many other “hard” limiters.
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Selectable auto (classic dbx®) or
manual (variable Attack and Release)
compression
PeakStopPlus™ limiting for setting
maximum allowable level with minimal
distortion
Contour switch removes unwanted low
frequency information from detector
circuit
SC Ext and SC Mon for setting up and
monitoring external devices for gating
function
Selectable Overeasy® or Hard Knee
compression modes
True differentially balanced gold-plated
XLR and 1/4” inputs and outputs
True RMS level detection
Precision metering of input level, output
level, and gain reduction
True stereo or dual mono operation
Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation
per channel
1046 QUAD COMPRESSOR/LIMITER
Each of the 1046’s four channels allows you to individually select between our classic OverEasy® or hard
knee compression, as well as connect each channel for separate purposes. Additionally, our PeakStopPlus™ circuitry is the most comprehensive limiting technology available. For easy interfacing with other
devices, each of the 1046’s channels also utilizes balanced, gold-plated XLR and ¼" inputs and outputs
and switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operating levels. The 1046 incorporates our standard-setting designs,
state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, and of course, our highly sought-after sound quality.
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Four independent channels of operation,
stereo linkable in two pairs
Switchable OverEasy® or Hard Knee
compression
Precision metering of input level, output
level, and gain reduction
PeakStopPlus™ limiting control for
setting maximum allowable level
regardless of compressor settings
Classic dbx® compression
Dual True stereo or quad mono
operation
Independent Threshold and Release
controls
Differentially balanced gold-plated XLR
and 1/4” inputs and outputs
True RMS level detection
Switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operation
per channel
DY N A M I C S
1074 QUAD GATE
The 1074 Quad Gate is the perfect companion to the 1066 and 1046. The 1074 offers 4 channels of gating with threshold, depth and release controls on each channel. The 1074, like the rest of the products
in dbx’s® 10 Series, is based on the legendary dbx V2 VCA and offers XLR inputs and outputs, and ¼"
side-chain input. In addition to an external key input per channel, the 1074 also has an internal filter that
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can be independently activated and controlled on a channel per channel basis. This filter allows the 1074
to not only clean up tracks but gives you frequency selective control on each gate, to open exactly when
you want it to.
Four independent channels of gating
Independent key filtering
Independent Threshold and Release
controls
Differentially balanced gold-plated XLR
and 1/4” inputs and outputs
True RMS level detection
Stereo Coupling mode
Switchable +4dBu or -10dBv operation
per channel
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160A
COMPRESSOR/LIMITER
The 160A offers such time-tested features as switchable OverEasy® and hard knee compression, extremely wide threshold ranges, and controls for ratio and output gain.
The 160A also includes true RMS level detection, providing the most transparent dynamics
processing available–from smooth, subtle compression to “brick wall” peak limiting. Its electronically
balanced output stage is an outstanding driver for long cable runs (an output transformer is optional).
With its unique “INFINITY +” inverse-compression mode, the 160A actually decreases the audio output
level below unity gain when the input exceeds threshold. You can even stereo-couple two 160A’s to
process a stereo mix without shifting the left/right image. The dbx 160A is truly the standard for dynam-
OverEasy® or classic hard knee
compression with dbx’s® ultra-musical
program dependent attack and release
times
Precision dual RMS LED display
monitors input or putput and gain
reduction over a wide range and
calibrates for different operating levels
Independent balanced and unbalanced
outputs can drive 600 loads to
+24dBm simultaneously. New floating
balanced output stage drives any load
Compression ratio variable from 1:1
through infinity :1 to negative
compression
Over 60dB of gain reduction available
Optional output transformer capable
Exclusive Infinity+ compression allows
negative compression
Strappable with another 160A for true
RMS stereo summing operation
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V ES R S
166XL
COMPRESSOR/LIMITER/GATE
With auto attack and release controls and separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold, and gate threshold, the 166XL allows for quick and accurate setup. Using our True
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RMS Power Summing™ feature, the Stereo Couple mode provides you with a rock solid stereo image
The 166XL also makes advanced applications a breeze with full sidechain functionality, the ability to use
either hard knee or OverEasy® compression algorithms, and the venerable PeakStop® limiter. The dbx®
166XL is the industry standard compressor/gate at a cost within everyone’s reach.
Goof 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
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Program-adaptive expander/gates
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Great sounding dynamics control for
any type of program material
Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4”
TRS and XLR
Separate precision LED displays for
gain reduction, compression threshold
and gate threshold allow quick,
accurate setup
Side Chain insert
Classic dbx “Auto” mode
®
dbx PeakStop® Limiter
Stereo or dual-mode operation
266XL
COMPRESSOR/GATE
The 266XL
delivers everything
from mellow
“leveling” to
aggressive
peak limiting.
The 266XL puts pleasing compression and smooth gating within reach of everyone.The classic dbx® compression delivers everything from mellow “leveling,” to aggressive peak limiting. In addition, the 266XL’s
AutoDynamic™ circuitry continuously adjusts attack and release settings in real time in order to optimally
match program material.The advanced gating circuitry in the 266XL uses a program-dependent timing
algorithm to produce ultra-smooth release characteristics—even with complex signals.Thanks to the
dynamic range of the dbx® VCA, the 266XL can provide reliable gating for any circumstance.
The 266XL also includes separate LED ladders measuring gain reduction, compression threshold,
and gate threshold, making the 266XL intuitive and easy to use.
Goof proof operation to smooth
uneven levels, add sustain to guitars,
fatten drums or tighten up mixes
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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-mode operation
Balanced inputs and outputs on
1/4” TRS and XLR
Side Chain insert
Classic dbx “Auto” mode
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223/234 Crossovers
223XL and 234XL
XLR versions
Crossovers may do nothing more than direct frequencies, but the thought that went into the 223 and
234 is what really elevates the dbx crossovers above the rest.The 223 and 234 both feature differentially
®
To provide you with even more
flexibility, the 223 and 234 are
also available in the form of the
223XL and 234XL which offer
balanced XLR input and output
connectors.
balanced TRS ¼" inputs and outputs.To prevent accidental changes of critical settings during performance
(which could be disastrous), several of the 223 and 234’s controls are located on their rear panels. On the
223, the first of these selects between stereo two-way or mono three-way operation, while on the 234
it selects between stereo two-way, stereo three-way, or mono four-way operation (the selected mode is
always visible via two front panel LEDs). Also located on the back panels are switches that allow you to
individually select crossover frequency ranges for both channels (again, the front panels feature LEDs to
indicate when the back panel x10 switch is activated).The rear panels also allow you to mono-sum the
low frequency outs. Both crossovers feature Linkwitz-Riley 24dB/octave filters–the professional standard.
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Each of the units’ channels has a +12dB input gain control and a recessed 40 Hz low-cut (high-pass) filter
for removing low frequency rumble. Both the low and high outputs on each channel have phase reverse
switches (reconfigurable to operate as mute switches) and gain controls ranging from ∞ to +6 dB, allowing level matching and muting of individual outputs.The 223 and 234 give you great performance, the features you expect from professional crossovers, and the reassurance that you’re buying from the company
that has been making the world’s finest audio gear for over 30 years.
223/223 XL QUAD COMPRESSOR/LIMITER
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TRS differentially balanced ins and outs
x10 range switch on both channels
Mode switch for stereo 2-way or
mono 3-way operation
40Hz low-cut (high-pass) filter both
channels
Stereo/Mono status LEDs indicate the
selected mode
Phase reverse switch on all outputs
Low frequency summed (subwoofer)
output
Individual level controls on all outputs
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24dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filters
(the professional standard)
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standard
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CSA NRTL/C approved
CE compliant
234/234 XL QUAD COMPRESSOR/LIMITER
Mode switches for mono 4-way or
stereo 2-way/3-way operation
40Hz low-cut (high-pass) filter both
channels
Stereo/Mono status LEDs indicate the
selected mode
Phase reverse switch on all outputs
dbx 2 year parts and labor as
standard
Low frequency summed (subwoofer)
output
Individual level controls on all band
outputs
x10 range switch on both channels
24dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filters
(the professional standard)
®
CSA NRTL/C approved
CE compliant
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OT H E R P RO D U C T S
AFS 224
™
ADVANCED FEEDBACK SUPPRESSION PROCESSOR
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From now on
the only feedback
you’ll be getting
is positive.
The AFS™ 224 Advanced Feedback Suppression processor has been designed to provide state-of-theart feedback elimination processing, while maintaining a simple and intuitive control interface. The AFS
224 utilizes a no-nonsense user interface providing all the processing and control necessary for both
installation and live use while the AFS is an absolute must for any live sound application. Ten and twelve
filter-per-channel feedback elimination processors have become the de facto standard, but the engineering staff at dbx® have never been content residing in the neighborhood of the status quo. So, to raise
the bar once again, they developed a dedicated feedback suppression processor that offers up to 24
filters per channel with filter Qs as narrow 1/80 of an octave. With such narrow filter Qs, the AFS 224
is able to remove unwanted feedback, while preserving the sonic integrity with precision and accuracy.
To achieve these staggering numbers, dbx utilized their patented AFS technology that had previously only
been available in the upper echelon of dbx products and made it available in this stand-alone processor.
In addition to the plethora of feedback suppression filters available, the AFS 224 also offers selectable
modes, live filter lift, and multiple types of filtration.
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Suppression) AFS™ technology
24 Programmable Filters per Channel
Stereo or Dual Independent Channel
Processing
Live and Fixed Filter Modes
Input channel Metering
Selectable Filter Lift Times
24 LED per Channel Filter Metering
Application-specific filter types include
Speech and Music Low, Med and High
XLR and TRS Inputs and Outputs
120A
SUBHARMONIC SYNTHESIZER
Unlike other attempts at bass synthesis, the 120A’s patented subharmonic synthesis process produces
smooth, musical low frequencies that don’t interfere with mid- or high-band information–even at
maximum levels. The result is unmatched low-end punch at levels that won’t destroy your system. In fact,
the 120A is optimized to allow audio professionals to get the most out of their high-performance, low
frequency speaker systems, and includes both a subwoofer output (with its own level control) and main
outputs that can be configured as either full-range (including synthesis) or high frequency-only.
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Individual control for two ranges of
subharmonic frequencies
Front panel LEDs that show crossover
status and synthesis activity
Separate Low Frequency Boost Circuit
Patented circuitry ensures that mid and
high frequencies are not affected
Separate Subwoofer Output
1/4” Balanced inputs and outputs
RCA Input Connectors
Built-in crossover with choice of 80Hz
or 120Hz crossover point
Enhance bass audio material for use in
a variety of professional applications
such as: Nightclub and dance mixing; DJ
Mixing; Theater and Film Sound; Music
Recording; Live Music Performance;
Broadcasting
OT H E R P RO D U C T S
286A
MIC PREAMP PROCESSOR
The 286A is a complete “channel strip” mic preamp/processor featuring OverEasy® compression,
de-essing, enhancing, expanding, and gating all in an incredibly pure signal path. In addition, the 286A
boasts a wide-ranging input gain control (+10 to +60dB), switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz
high-pass filter. Not to mention that its preamp and five processors can be used independently or in
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any combination. Its floating, balanced XLR mic input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs, a ¼" TRS
phone jack accepts both balanced and unbalanced line signals.
dbx® standard internal power supply
Expanded meter to show heavy De-Essing +48VDC Phantom Power
Frequency control for De-Esser
Above/Below threshold indicator for gate
Precision detented controls
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PATCH BAY
The PB-48 patchbay features 48 front panel and 48 rear panel patch points, with 24 user-adjusable board assemblies that can be configured–without soldering or wire cutting–for half-normalled or de-normalled operation.
Rugged and noise-free, the PB-48 is designed to serve all your patchbay needs.Whether you want clear and easy
access to your mixer and studio gear, reduced wear on your equipment’s jacks, or the ability to quickly re-route
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devices within your setup, the PB-48’s balanced TRS and unbalanced TS ¼" plugs pave the way.
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P
U CP TR OS D
P EUCCST S
ORTO
HD
ER
IEM
™
IN-EAR MONITOR/PROCESSOR
The IEM™ In-Ear Monitor Processor is the ideal tool for fine-tuning mix monitoring for in-ear monitoring devices. Not only does the IEM provide the legendary dbx effects in the digital domain, such as
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4-band stereo compression, PeakStop™ limiting and 5-band parametric EQ, but the IEM also includes
stereo adjust, dbx-patented Type IV™ conversion system, and for good measure, we have even raised the
playing field by including custom reverb algorithms using industry-standard Lexicon® reverb technology.
The IEM was designed with the simple purpose and vision of enhancing the sonic quality of all in-ear
monitor applications, while providing the necessary audio level protection that artists and engineers
require. The design team at dbx has achieved this vision by building a unit that offers effects including: 4band stereo compressor with gating and limiting, 5-Band Parametric EQ, PeakStop™ limiting, and Stereo
adjust. Additionally, the IEM has been methodically designed with an intuitive user front panel which
provides instant access to all of the effects within the unit at the push of a button. The IEM also provides
the user with a large custom display which clearly shows all operational information of the unit in a logical manner. The IEM is a unit that is certain to take In-Ear Monitor processing to the next level.
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Industry-Standard Lexicon Reverb
Algorithms
4-band stereo compressor and limiter
with classic dbx compression
48-bit internal signal path for increased
head room and low level resolution
5-band EQ – Hi and Lo shelves, 3-band
fully parametric
®
PeakStop limiting
™
®
Stereo adjust – to control your
stereo image
4-band crossover with variable slopes
Patented Type IV A/D Conversion
system with TSE
™
Zone Controllers
The Zone Controllers use analog DC voltages to provide logic control ranging from Volume and Mute
control to Contact Closure Program selection and can be used with SC products, the DriveRack 260
and 220i, and ZonePRO units. Wired with readily available and affordable CAT5 cable with universally
accepted RJ-45 connectors, the ZC Zone Controllers offer simple yet elegant solutions to the contractor.
ZC1
ZC2
ZC3
ZC4
ZCBOB
ZC6
ZC7
ZC8
ZC9
ZCFIRE
Programmable
Volume Control
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Programmable
Volume Control
Programmable
Volume & Mute
Programmable
Selection
Programmable Push-To- Programmable Volume
Talk Page Assignment
and Source Select
Program
Selection
Source
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“home-run” or parallel
wiring
Fire Safety Interface
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12.25"
1.75"x
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Number of Inputs (RTA Mic Input)
Connectors: Female XLR
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Impedance, >40K
3.5k >50kΩ >50kΩ Impedance, balanced, Euroblock
>75kΩ >25kΩ Impedance, unbalanced, Euroblock (& RCA 1260/1261)
Max Input Level: Hardware selectable for +30, +22, +14 dBu
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CMRR: >45dB
0-48dB 30-60dB 30-60dB Mic Pre gain
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Input Gain Range RTA: 10dB to 70dB w/60dB typical
48V
15V
15V
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OUTPUTS
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Connectors: XLR
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44Ω 120/60 120/60 Impedance
Maximum Output Level: +25.5 dBu into 1kΩ, +22 dBu into 600Ω
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Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
A/D PERFORMANCE
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113 113 113 Dynamic Range: (dB) A-weighted
110 110 110 Dynamic Range: (dB) Unweighted
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48kHz 48kHz 48kHz Sample Rate
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D/A PERFORMANCE
113 112 112 Dynamic Range: (dB) A-weighted
110 109 109 Dynamic Range: (dB) unweighted
48kHz 48kHz 48kHz Sample Rate
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A/D Wordlength: (bit)
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
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Internal Wordlength
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0.004 0.003 0.003 THD + Noise: % typical at +4dBu, 1kHz, 0dB input gain
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0.6 msec 0.6 msec
Propagation Delay
PRE EQ – (Input)
9-Band
Type: Graphic EQ per input channel, or 9 band PEQ per input channel (5-Band PA,Studio, 260)
Range: +/-12dB range
NOTCH FILTERS
Number: 1-5 per input channel not to exceed 10 for all input channels
Number: 4 fixed per channel
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PRE DELAY – (Input)
5200
Length: ms/channel
POST DELAY (DRIVER ALIGNMENT) – (Output)
5200
Length: ms/channel
TOTAL DELAY TIME
CROSSOVER
Type: 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 1x5, 1x6, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 2x6, 2x7, 2x8, 3x4, 3x5, 3x6, 3x7, 3x8, 4x6, 4x8
Filter Type: Butterworth, Bessel, or Linkwitz-Riley - Note: PA - offers no bessel
Slope: 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/octave for Butterworth or Bessel filters
12, 24, 36 or 48 dB/octave for Linkwitz-Riley filters Note: PA - offers only 12 and 24 LR
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Butterworth 6, 12, 18 and 24 dB/Octave - Linkwitz-Riley 12 and 24 dB/Octave
POST EQ - (Output)
6
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DYNAMICS
Type: Compressor/Limiter with PeakStopPlus®
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Pink Noise Generator
Position: Pink noise inserted on selected input(s)
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Phase Compensation
Amount: 0-180 degrees phase shift
Output Polarity: Reversible
MISCELLANEOUS
Output Transformers: Optional
Network: Proprietary RS-485 Backbone
GUI: RS-232 for computer display and configuration
RTA Microphone: Optional
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Dimensions: H x W x D
1.75"x 1.75"x 1.75"x
19"x
15"
19"x
5.75"
19"x
5.75"
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Connectors: 1/4" TRS, XLR (pin 2 hot), and barrier terminal strip
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INDICATORS
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1.75"x
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5.25"x 1.75"x 1.75"x DIMENSIONS: H x W
19"x6" 19"x7.9" 19"x7.9" 19"x7.9" 19"x7.9" 19"x7.9" 19"x7.9" 19"x7.9" 19"x6"
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Graphic EQs
19"x6"
266XL
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PRODUCT SP ECS
266XL
166XL
160A
1074
1046
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P RO D U C T S P EC S
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INPUTS
Connectors: X=XLR, T=TRS ¼"
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced (ohms)
Max Input Level: Balanced or Unbalanced
CMRR: Typical @ 1kHz
VCA TYPE
SIDECHAIN INSERT Connectors: X=XLR, T=TRS ¼"
OUTPUTS
Connectors: X=XLR, T=TRS ¼"
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered (*266XL is impedance balanced)
Type: Transformer balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced (ohms)
Max Output Level: (dBu)
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB (162SL=+0/-0. dB)
Noise: < (dBu), unweighted, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
Stereo Coupling; True RMS Power Summing
COMPRESSOR
Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +20 dBu
Threshold Range: -40 dBu to +30 dBu
Ratio: 1:1 to ∞:1
Threshold Characteristic: Selectable OverEasy® or hard knee
Attack/Release: Selectable manual or auto
Attack/Release: Auto
Output Gain: -20 to +20 dB
Output Gain: -25 to +25 dB
LIMITER
Type
(162SL two-stage)
OPTIONS
704X Digital Output System
Output Transformer: Jensen® JT-123-dbx or JT-11-dbx, BCI™ RE-123-dbx or RE-11-dbx
DIMENSIONS: H x W
Crossovers
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INPUTS
Connectors
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced > 50 kΩ, unbalanced > 25 kΩ
Max Input Level: > +21 dBu balanced or unbalanced
CMRR: > 40 dB, typically > 55 dB at 1 kHz
OUTPUTS
Connectors:
Impedance: Balanced
Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Max Output Level: > +21 dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2 kΩ or greater
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
Frequency Response:
< 3 Hz to > 90 kHz, +0/-3 dB
Signal-to-Noise: Ref: +4 dBu, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth
Low Output: > 94 dB (Stereo Mode) > 94 dB (Mono Mode)
Low Mid Output: >94 dB (Mono Mode)
High-Mid: > 92 dB (Mono Mode)
Mid Output: > 93 dB (Mono Mode)
High-Mid Output: > 92 dB
High Output: > 92 dB (Stereo Mode) > 92 dB (Mono Mode)
Dynamic Range: > 114 dB, unweighted, any output
THD+Noise: < 0.004% at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, < 0.04% at +20 dBu, 1 kHz
Interchannel Crosstalk: < -80 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
CROSSOVER FREQUENCIES
Stereo Mode: Low/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Mono Mode: Low/Mid: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Mid/High: 45 to 960 Hz or 450 Hz to 9.6 kHz (x10 setting)
Filter Type: Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/octave, state-variable
POWER
Operating Voltage: 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 120 VAC 60 Hz, 230 VAC50 HZ
Power Requirements (watts)
DIMENSIONS H x Wx D
FULL LINE
>40k
>+20dBu
Compressors/Limiters/Gates
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Multi-band Multi-band
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10"
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19"x
10"
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19"x
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Digital Signal Processors
INPUTS
Connectors: X=XLR, T=TRS ¼"
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: Balanced/Unbalanced (ohms)
Max Input Level: balanced or unbalanced
CMRR: >40dB at 1kHz, typically >55dB @1kHz
Input Gain Range: -∞ to +16dB
MIDI: 5 Pin DIN MIDI Input Jack
OUTPUTS
Connectors: X=XLR, T=TRS ¼"
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Balanced: 120Ω/Unbalanced: 60Ω
Max Output Level: +20dBu
Max Output Level: +21dBu,>+20 dBm into 600Ω, balanced or unbalanced
Output Gain Range: ∞ to +16 dB
MIDI: 5 Pin DIN MIDI Out/thru Jack
PC COMM: RS232
COMPRESSOR
Type
LIMITER
Type: Peakstop™, PeakstopPlus®
EXPANDER/GATE
Type
A/D SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
A-D Conversion: 24-Bit dbx Type IV™ Conversion System
Converter Dynamic Range: >114dB typical, A-weighted, >112dB typical, unweighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Converter Dynamic Range: >113dB A-weighted, >110dB unweighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Type IV™ Dynamic Range: Up to 127dB with transient material, A-weighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Up to 125dB with transient material, unweighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Typically 119dB with program material, A-weighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Typically 117 dB with program material, unweighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Type IV™ Dynamic Range: >119 A-weighted, >117dB unweighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
Interchannel Crosstalk: <-85dB at 1kHz, input gain at 0dB
Interchannel Crosstalk: <-80dB at 1kHz, input gain at 0dB
D/A SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
D-A Conversion: 24-Bit
Dynamic Range: 115dB typical, A-weighted, 22kHz bandwidth
112dB typical, unweighted, 22kHz bandwidth
Dynamic Range: 112dB typical, A-weighted, 22kHz bandwidth
109dB typical, unweighted, 22kHz bandwidth
THD+ Noise: 0.002% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, input gain at 0dB
THD+ Noise: 0.003% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, input gain at 0dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.5dB
Interchannel Crosstalk: <-85dB at 1kHz, input gain at 0dB
Interchannel Crosstalk: <-80dB at 1kHz, input gain at 0dB
DIGITAL I/O
Word Clock:
96kHz, 88.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz - (internal) INT96, INT88.2, INT48, INT44.1,
(SuperClock) SC48, SC44.1, Word, AES/EBU, and S/PDIF.
The SuperClock frequencies are 256 times the sample frequency
SRC (sample rate conversion): INT44.1 and INT48, Word, SC48, SC44.1
DIMENSIONS: H x W
FULL LINE
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100kΩ
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MICROPHONE INPUT
Connector: Female XLR Pin 2 Hot
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced
Maximum Input Level: -10dBu or +10 dBu with 20dB pad engaged
Maximum Input Level: -9 dBu or +11 dBu with 20 dB pad engaged
Type: Transformer Balanced
Gain Adjustment Range: +10dB to +60dB
Gain Adjustment Range: +30dB to +60dB
Phantom Power
Pad: 20dB
Equivalent Input Noise: Typically -(dBu) typical with a 150Ω source load "A-weighted"
LINE INPUT
Connector: TRS ¼" Jack
Type: Electronically Balanced/unbalanced
Impedance: bal/unbalanced
Maximum Input Level: 0 dBu or +20dBu with 20dB pad engaged
Maximum Input Level: +21dBu balanced or unbalanced
Maximum Input Level: +18dBu balanced or unbalanced
INSTRUMENT INPUT (Front Panel)
Connector: TS ¼" Jack
Type: Unbalanced
Impedance: 470 kΩ
Maximum Input Level (unbalanced)
Insert Connector: TRS ¼"
Type: Unbalanced
LINE OUTPUT
Connector: Male XLR Pin 2 Hot and impedance balanced TRS ¼"
Connector: ¼" TRS phone balanced/unbalanced
Type: Electronically balanced
Type: transformer balanced/unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: (XLR) +dBu
DIGITAL OUTPUTS
Connectors: XLR for AES/EBU, RCA for S/PDIF l = both connector types
INSERT
Connector: TRS ¼"
Ring Impedance: >5kΩ
Maximum Level: >+21dBu
Word Sync Input/Output
Connectors: BNC
Input Impedance: 75Ω terminated by internal jumper
Input: 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz word clock
Output: 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz word clock
A/D CONVERSION
Type: dbx Type IV® A/D Conversion System
Sample Rate: 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz selectable
Wordlength: 24, 20, or 16 bit selectable
Dither Type: TPDF, SNR2, or none
Noise Shape: Shape 1, Shape 2, or none
Output Format: S/PDIF or AES/EBU
Converter Dynamic Range: typical, A-Weighted, 22kHz Bandwidth
D/A CONVERSION
D-A Conversion 24-bit
Dynamic Range: 103 dB typical, A-weighted, 20 kHz bandwidth, 101 dB typical, unweighted, 20 kHz bandwidth
THD+Noise: 0.002% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, output gain at 0 dB
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
Interchannel Crosstalk: < -85 dB at 1 kHz, output gain at 0 dB
DIMENSIONS
H xW x D
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P RO D U C T S P E C S
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100kΩ
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3"x
19"x
11.25"
Mic Preamps/Channel Strips
MICROPHONE INPUT
Connector: Female XLR Pin 2 Hot
Type: Electronically balanced/unbalanced
Maximum Input Level: -10dBu or +10 dBu with 20dB pad engaged
Maximum Input Level: -9 dBu or +11 dBu with 20 dB pad engaged
Type: Transformer Balanced
Gain Adjustment Range: +10dB to +60dB
Gain Adjustment Range: +30dB to +60dB
Phantom Power
Pad: 20dB
Equivalent Input Noise: Typically -(dBu) typical with a 150Ω source load "A-weighted"
LINE INPUT
Connector: TRS ¼" Jack
Type: Electronically Balanced/unbalanced
Impedance: bal/unbalanced
Maximum Input Level: 0 dBu or +20dBu with 20dB pad engaged
Maximum Input Level: +21dBu balanced or unbalanced
Maximum Input Level: +18dBu balanced or unbalanced
INSTRUMENT INPUT (Front Panel)
Connector: TS ¼" Jack
Type: Unbalanced
Impedance: 470 kΩ
Maximum Input Level (unbalanced)
Insert Connector: TRS ¼"
Type: Unbalanced
LINE OUTPUT
Connector: Male XLR Pin 2 Hot and impedance balanced TRS ¼"
Connector: ¼" TRS phone balanced/unbalanced
Type: Electronically balanced
Type: transformer balanced/unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: (XLR) +dBu
DIGITAL OUTPUTS
Connectors: XLR for AES/EBU, RCA for S/PDIF l = both connector types
INSERT
Connector: TRS ¼"
Ring Impedance: >5kΩ
Maximum Level: >+21dBu
Word Sync Input/Output
Connectors: BNC
Input Impedance: 75Ω terminated by internal jumper
Input: 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz word clock
Output: 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz word clock
A/D CONVERSION
Type: dbx Type IV® A/D Conversion System
Sample Rate: 96, 88.2, 48, or 44.1kHz selectable
Wordlength: 24, 20, or 16 bit selectable
Dither Type: TPDF, SNR2, or none
Noise Shape: Shape 1, Shape 2, or none
Output Format: S/PDIF or AES/EBU
Converter Dynamic Range: typical, A-Weighted, 22kHz Bandwidth
D/A CONVERSION
D-A Conversion 24-bit
Dynamic Range: 103 dB typical, A-weighted, 20 kHz bandwidth, 101 dB typical, unweighted, 20 kHz bandwidth
THD+Noise: 0.002% typical at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, output gain at 0 dB
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
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S. Sandy
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Interchannel
Crosstalk: < -85 dB at 18760
kHz, output
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DIMENSIONS
Products
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